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  • little helicopter.JPG Georgia firms eye commercial uses of drones

    One of the hottest viral videos over the July 4th weekend was taken by a camera-equipped drone that flew through exploding fireworks.

    July 12, 2014 1 Photo 1 Story

  • Field Day.jpg Aerial applications on display

    July 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • Kichler, Jeremy.jpg Irrigation may be key to increased pecan profits

    The interest in pecan production over the last couple of years.  Pecan producers have wanted to sharpen their production skills so they can increase production and hopefully increase their profit. Irrigation questions have become common as of late so let’s discuss some topics. 

    July 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • AgGeorgia pays out $305,000 to Colquitt County members

    AgGeorgia Farm Credit customers recently received a welcomed envelope in their mailboxes. Last week the agricultural cooperative mailed out checks totaling nearly $7.5 million to their members statewide. This included $305,086 to members of the Moultrie Branch, which services Colquitt County.

    July 9, 2014

  • Expo Field Day takes flight

    Tractor-pulled trams won’t be the fastest form of transportation farmers see in the fields on Thursday during the annual field day in Moultrie as airplanes will be featured for the first time.

    July 8, 2014

  • 0708 Field Day.jpg Expo to hold Field Day on Thursday

    July 7, 2014 1 Photo

  • Acreage reports are due July 15, FSA director says

    U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Georgia Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Fred Harrison reminds agricultural producers that July 15, 2014, is the deadline to file an acreage report for spring seeded crops. Planted acres must be reported to FSA by that date.

    July 7, 2014

  • Ga Clipping.JPG ‘Low maintenance’ doesn’t mean ‘no maintenance’

    Another holiday has come and gone as the month of July counts its days and we once again focus our attention on the home landscape. Curb appeal and maintenance requirements play an important role as choices are made and plants are installed into our landscapes according to plans. Any failure in responsibility towards understanding and satisfying maintenance requirements will definitely result in the potential loss of the new plants.

    July 5, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0704 Kemerait 2.jpg Bob Kemerait: In the heart of agriculture

    The University of Georgia Tifton Campus is a home away from home for plant pathologist Bob Kemerait.
    “Tifton is the heart of agriculture in Georgia, and for row crops, I couldn’t think of a better place to be,” said Kemerait, a professor and Extension specialist at the UGA College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences.

    July 3, 2014 1 Photo

  • Expo to be featured on digital TV show

    The Sunbelt Agricultural Expo will be featured in an upcoming episode of “Small Town Big Deal,” a digital TV series from former Entertainment Tonight anchor Jann Carl and Rodney Miller, former CEO of McCormick International.
    The episode will air July 10 on Carbon TV.

    July 2, 2014

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