It was 1947 and J.L Clegg was attaching pipes to a free-flowing artesian well on his tobacco farm. That same year, L.E. Connell and assistant county Extension agent J. O. Hensley adjusted pipes on H. Langdale, Jr. Farm. And in 1951, Dock Jones was using dynamite to make ditches.
A survey designed by Clemson University researchers to begin to quantify the economic and ecological damage caused by feral hogs will soon start showing up in the mailboxes of many South Carolina farmers and rural landowners....More
Conventional wisdom holds that if cattle were allowed to graze on cover crops they would eat up and remove the nitrogen and carbon otherwise left on the soil in the cover crop plant residue. Not so....More
Currently, more than 60,000 landowners representing 4 million acres are enrolled in U.S. conservation programs. The newly created USDA Regional Conservation Partnership Program looks to accelerate that amount in the coming years....More
The 30th annual Northwest Florida Beef Conference and Trade Show will be Feb. 11 at the Jackson County Agriculture Conference Center in Marianna, Florida. Registration and the trade show open at 7:30 a.m. central time....More
Forage testing is one of the most underutilized tools available to producers in the Southeast. There are many justifications given for not testing our forage, but the fact remains that you cannot touch, smell, taste, or see forage quality. Unless you test, it’s just a guess!...More
During the month of December Georgia Soil & Water Conservation Commission staff, assisted by Georgia Forestry Commission, will be collecting water use data from meters installed on agricultural irrigation systems. Since 2003, more than 13,000 water meters have been installed to monitor agricultural water usage in Georgia....More