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Aquatic Meeting – Apr 27th Donalsonville

Posted by romeethredge on April 23, 2015

Dr. Gary Burtle, UGA aquatic scientist, will be here to talk about pond management on Monday evening, April 27th at 7:30 pm, in Donalsonville. This is a joint meeting of the Seminole County Young Farmers and County Extension. Please call if you plan to attend, 229-524-2326.


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Question of the Week – Peanuts held by Vacuum

Posted by romeethredge on March 27, 2015

Calvin Atkinson, of Dollar Family Farms, answered last week’s question correctly: “Vacuum planters. Monosem to be exact. Seeds are pulled to plate which runs vertically. They are then scraped off at seed opener.”

Most of these are bought to plant peanuts but they are used for corn and canola and soybeans and other crops as well.  Donalsonville’s own Steve Spooner was involved with the twin row concept and planter development.

Here’s some corn planted with that planter, it does a good job. Most of these are bought to plant peanuts but they are used for corn and canola and soybeans and other crops as well.


This week’s question: What are these roundish globs floating in a pond I went to last week?


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Grass Carp – Good time to put them in ponds

Posted by romeethredge on November 21, 2014

Dr. Gary Burtle, UGA aquaculture scientist, says that, “Now is a great time to stock grass carp.  They are cool water fish and will eat weeds during the Georgia winter.  Then when weed growth begins in late February, they will be present to eat new growth.”

If you have pond weeds, a good way to help control them is to stock Grass Carp in your pond. They don’t like all weeds but they do a pretty good job on a lot of weeds.

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Here’s a link to a good UGA publication concerning Grass Carp.

Here are some slides and photos provided by Dr. Burtle.

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These carp weigh  about one pound and are what we mainly want to go with when putting them into a pond that already has fish in it. If we put small fish in then they will often be eaten by bass in the pond.


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Photo: Gary Burtle

One pound grass carp 1

Photo: Gary Burtle

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Question of the Week – Azolla or Mosquito Fern

Posted by romeethredge on March 14, 2014

Last week I had a pond weed called Azolla or Mosquito fern that bothered a duck pond recently. It can fill up a pond pretty quickly and it will be green and then turn a rusty red color. Here’s a link to the Univ of Florida article concerning this aquatic weed.




This week’s question is about an area around the pivot of this small grains field that looks strange. The grower asked me to look at the rye in this field and when I approached the pivot it looked like it had been disked. What do you think happened here and why?


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