Friday, October 23, 2009

Game Mngt Update Series # 7 - Food Plot and Vegetation Management

Announcing the 2009 FL-GA GAME MANAGEMENT UPDATE SERIES: FOOD PLOT AND VEGETATION MANAGEMENT at Aucilla Plantation - Thomas County, GA - brought to you by University of Georgia Thomas County Extension and University of Florida Leon County Extension.

A program for landowners, managers, outdoors men and women and others interested in game habitat management, hunting, and best natural resource management practices. ***** CFE Credit!!! *****

Download a flyer

Pre-registration required
No Registration on site
Bring your own camp chair
Cost: $25
Friday, November 6th

1. Weed identification, management and importance
2. Basic soil science and soil management
3. Pesticides and herbicides
4. Food plot establishment with different soils and treatments
5. Managing native vegetation
6. Food Plot Herbicide trial
7. View 30+ different food plot mixes

Register On-line or Call
For information, including registration, contact either:

Dr. Bill Giuliano
UF/IFAS Dept. of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Will Sheftall
Leon County Extension Agent

R.J. Byrne
Thomas County Extension Agent

Register on-line at sites listed above.
Pre-registration required. No registration on site.
Maps to event sites will be on website.
Registration is limited.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Name That Insect: Swallow Tail Larva

I have had several samples the past few days and they have all been the same insect. Well, larva actually, larva of the swallow tail butterfly.
The hosts of the giant swallow tail butterfly, Papilio cresphontes, include citrus, prickly ash, and hop trees. A common name of larva is the orange dog.

See the photos below to help you ID if your larva is the same.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Hunting Dog and Human First Aid Workshop Friday October 16th

A program for landowners, managers, outdoors men and women and others interested in game habitat management, hunting, and best natural resource management practices. Knowing what to do in an emergency may mean the difference between life or death. Come learn how to prevent emergencies, treat minor injuries, basics about first aid, what to do in the field before help arrives, and when to seek immediate assistance. This workshop is for anyone interested in learning more about basic first aid and designed to help guide you in making important decisions before help arrives.

8:30 AM - Check in
9:00 AM - Presentations and Demonstrations
Noon - Lunch

1202 Remington Ave, Thomasville, GA

1. Human First Aid – safety in the field
2. Human First Aid – what to do about accidents, bandaging, preparation for Emergency personnel
3. Hunting Dog First Aid – basic first aid issues
4. Hunting Dog First Aid – what to do in the field, how to prevent accidents (perspective from the trainer/dog handler)

Cost: $25.00

Register On-line:

More info:

R.J. Byrne

GA/FL Green Industry Update

Its time to register for the GA/FL Green Industry update.

The cost is $30.00 for early registration. Student cost is $15.00. The meeting here will be held at Val Tech. but there are other locations. Three hours of credit will be given in Category 21 and 24. There will be 6 CEU's for arborists and if you are an arborist you know how hard those are to come by. For more information on the program open the below link and click on the GA/FL program.

Georgia/Florida Green Industry Update Video Conference Scheduled for November 17, 2009
The Universities of Georgia and Florida will host a one-day video conference for Green Industry professionals on November 17, 2009. The purpose of the conference is to provide the latest information on new production and cultural practices, new plants, new pests, and new products for Green Industry Professionals. Participants can choose to attend the conference at one of five locations in Georgia: Savannah, Valdosta, Perry, Albany or Columbus.
The program offers a dynamic line-up of speakers on a wide-variety of current topics as well as pesticide re-certification credits and CEUs for participants from Georgia, Florida and South Carolina.
Space is limited, so early registration is encouraged. Participants can register three ways: by mail, by FAX or on-line. For detailed conference information and registration, see or phone (229) 386-3416.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


(TIFTON) The office of U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.), Ranking

Republican Member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, and U.S. Department

of Agriculture Assistant Secretary for Administration Pearlie Reed will

host a listening session for area agriculture producers on Friday, October

9, 2009, at 9:30 a.m., at the University of Georgia Conference Center,

located at 15 RDC Road in Tifton. Hobby Stripling, Georgia State Director

for USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA), will also be in attendance.

The listening session will offer area producers the opportunity to provide

comments and ask questions regarding FSA's program delivery system,

specifically its information technology (IT) system. The dated IT system

has contributed to challenges with program delivery, including software

development for farm bill programs and timely processing of program


Area producers and members of the media are invited to attend the

listening session.

WHO: Office of U.S. Sen. Chambliss and USDA Assistant

Secretary for Administration Pearlie Reed

WHAT: Producer Listening Session

WHEN: Friday, Oct. 9, 2009, 9:30 a.m.

WHERE: University of Georgia Conference Center,

15 RDC Road, Tifton