Conservation Reserve Program for Wildlife Habitat & Wetlands

Secretary Vilsack has announced an additional 800,000 acres to be dedicated to the CRP program for wildlife habitat and wetlands.  The Department of Agriculture will accept new offers to participate under a general signup to begin December 1, 2015 through February 26, 2016.

The Ten Commandments for Planting Pine Container Seedlings

Tom Starkey recently visited International Forest Company’s (IFCO) open house and presented, “The Ten Commandments for Better Container Seedling Survival”. His presentation was immensely informative and valuable to our landowners, so we thought we’d share it!

Production Quality with Efficiency

  Production Quality with Efficiency From the time container nurseries in the southern United States began things have changed drastically.  From methods to sow the crop to those used to ship it, the evolution of nursery practices are as wide spread as an artist color palette.  Not that we in the nursery are artists but we … Continued

Growing Pines in Changing Times

Recently the Southern Region Extension Forestry (SREF) in partnership with the Georgia Forestry Commission, the University of Georgia, International Forest Co. (IFCO), the University of Florida and the PINEMAP project held a workshop in Tifton, Georgia.  The topic was “Growing Pines in Changing Times” providing information about ways to reduce risks and increase profits for … Continued

Strike Force Initiative for Rural Growth & Opportunity/Georgia

Georgia State Conservationist Terrance Rudolph of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has announced there is additional funding for financial and technical assistance through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP).