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Black Soldier Fly Integral Component of Sustainable Ag at Georgia Farm
BLUFFTON, Georgia – The black soldier fly has turned out to be a key contributor to the sustainable agriculture efforts of one South Georgia farm. For the past two years, the indigenous insect has been at the center of a Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SSARE) Producer study at White Oak Pastures to determine […]
Native Grasses Good Food Sources for Livestock; Perform Best as Grazing Forages
IUKA, Mississippi – A Mississippi livestock producer has found that native warm-season grasses pack more of a nutritional punch than commercial non-native forages, but he recommends that the grasses be grown for grazing rather than for hay. Tulon McKee, Jr. of McKee Farms received a Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SSARE) Producer Grant to […]
UGA Researcher Studying Durana White Clover as Living Mulch in Corn Fields
TIFTON, Georgia -- Adding nitrogen to fertilize their crop is a substantial expense corn farmers have to consider when calculating their bottom line. A University of Georgia scientist hopes to help lower that cost by planting clover and corn together. With a $224,000 grant from the Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program, UGA researcher […]
Finding a Fit for Native Pollinators in North Florida Sustainable Farm Management
GAINESVILLE, Florida – Natural landscapes surrounding North-central Florida farms may influence native pollinator diversity along with on-farm vegetation management, according to preliminary results of a University of Florida study. The findings may be useful to farmers interested in encouraging the number and types of native bees that visit their farms. Rosalyn Johnson, a graduate student […]
Herbal Treatments Effective in Treating or Preventing Mastitis in Dairy Cattle
RALEIGH, North Carolina – Herbal treatments have been found to be just as effective as conventional antibiotics in some situations for treating or preventing mastitis in dairy cattle, based on the limited results of a North Carolina State University study. For organic dairy producers, this is heartening news, says Keena Mullen, a graduate research assistant […]
Looking for the Right Bee for Your Apple Orchards? Say Hello to the Native Mining Bee
LAWRENCEVILLE, Georgia – Commercial Georgia apple producers looking for an alternative to the honeybee to pollinate their orchards can say hello to the native mining bee (Andrena crataegi). Georgia Gwinnett College researchers have named the mining bee Georgia’s “apple bee,” for its abundance in north Georgia apple orchards and its efficiency in pollinating blossoms. The […]
Using Sunn Hemp as a Cover Crop in Oklahoma
OSU Extension fact sheet on sunn hemp as a cover crop.
Organic Grain Production Video Series
A series of videos developed by University of Georgia, North Carolina State University and USDA-ARS on organic grain production.
Sustainable Year-Round Forage Production and Grazing/Browsing Management in the Southern Region
An educational training video to increase the productivity, quality, and production of forages, as well as to improve management of existing pastures for sustainable livestock production.
Techniques for Melon Grafting
A fact sheet developed by University of Florida that introduces commonly used grafting techniques to help farmers interested in grafting melon plants achieve a high-graft survival rate.
Weed Control in the Organic Coffee Field
A video created by University of Puerto Rico outlining sustainable methods for controlling weeds in organic coffee fields. NOTE: This video is in Spanish, with English subtitles.
Managing for Mastitis in Dairy Housing Systems
LEXINGTON, Kentucky – A University of Kentucky dairy scientist is leading efforts to measure the incidences of mastitis – a common and costly dairy cattle disease – in a relatively new housing system that is gaining popularity among producers. Jeffrey Bewley received a Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SSARE) On-Farm Research Grant to compare […]
Trap Cropping in Vegetable Production: One Approach to Managing Pests
A bulletin on Southern SARE-funded research studies on trap cropping to manage vegetable pests.
Establishing Cottonwood Plantations
A fact sheet on establishing cottonwoods as a bioenergy feedstock in the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley from the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Research and Extension.
Cool Season Forages for Sustainable Goat Production
A guide developed by Tuskegee University on cool-season forages for sustainable goat production.
Dealing with Summer Heat in Free-Range Poultry
A University of Arkansas Extension fact sheet on ways to help birds on pasture cope with hot weather.
Winterization for the Poultry Farm
A fact sheet developed by University of Arkansas Extension on winter preparation of poultry houses.
Spotted Wing Drosophila: Pest Management Recommendations for Southeastern Blueberries
A fact sheet from University of Florida on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategies to manage the spotted wing Drosophila in blueberries.
Place-Based Foods of Appalachia
A publication to foster recognition of the Appalachia region and encourage preservation of heirloom seed varieties.
Biological Control of Saltcedar
A fact sheet published by Texas AgriLife Extension on using leaf beetles as a biological control of saltcedar, an invasive shrub found throughout Texas.