Tag Archive: Southeast

Friday Feature: Southeast Hay Contest Video

The Southeast Hay Contest was started 14 years ago to showcase the excellent quality hay that is produced in the South.  If you take pride in producing high quality hay, this is an opportunity to see how the best hay you produce compares to other farms in the region.  This week’s featured video was produced …

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2014 Southeast Hay Contest Results

There were 185 entries in the 2014 Southeastern Hay Contest. Not only were there more samples sent in this year, but thanks to more favorable weather, the quality of the samples was better as well.  Photo credit: Doug Mayo Dennis Hancock, UGA Forage Extension Specialist and SE Hay Contest Coordinator The Southeast Hay Contest celebrated …

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USDA Planted Crop Acreage Report for the Southeast

Data provided by USDA National Agriculture Statistic Service. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released the planted crop acreage report for the Southeast in June 2013.  The effects of a bumper crop of peanuts, and the resulting low peanut contracts have affected what was planted this year.  From this report, you can see that …

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Kudzu Bugs Invade Southeast

  A new exotic pest, commonly called the Kudzu Bug, was found in Georgia during autumn 2009. The population has increased and spread since its discovery. As of July 2012, it has been confirmed in eight southeastern states, including Florida. The Kudzu Bug, Megacopta cribraria, is also identified as the bean plastid, lablab bug, or …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/07/27/kudzu-bugs-invade-southeast/

Panhandle Farmers Can Compete for the Title of Best Forage Producer at the Southeast Hay Contest

Photo Credit: Doug Mayo Entries are currently being accepted for the 2012 Southeast Hay Contest which concludes in October at the Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Georgia. Hay and baleage samples will be evaluated for quality and ranked based on the Relative Forage Quality (RFQ) score. Contest entries require a $ 15 per sample fee …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/05/11/panhandle-farmers-can-compete-for-the-title-of-best-forage-producer-at-the-southeast-hay-contest/