Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:44:14 GMT
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School. Pictures of the Baconton Community Charter School file room show where students cellMore >>
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
August 28, 2003
Terrell County-- South Georgia farmers got a lesson in the farming of the future today. Conservation tillage is a planting technique that is catching on, because it can mean greater profits for the farmer.
A monster tractor demonstrates strip tillage. Instead of cleaning up after the last crop grown in the field, only a small piece of the soil is tilled up to plant the next crop there. The rest of the field is not disturbed.
Conservation tillage is gaining rapid acceptance, because it can save money, says Tillage Specialist John Bradley- "Farmers cut out $25 to $35 worth of tillage , or four or trips preparing the soil. Where we do it in one pass with the strip till situation, and we plant it all in one pass."
Nearly half the cotton in Georgia is already strip tilled, but only 2 percent of the peanuts use the conservation method. Experts showed South Georgia farmers that strip tilling will work for peanuts too.
Bradley said "We are getting really consistently, nine out of ten times, higher yields in strip till peanuts. The soil actually falls off the peanuts, they are cleaner. You get a better grade from the strip till peanuts."
South Georgia farmers already using conservation tilling say it works. Farmer Brian Goolesby said "It cuts down on your labor. It cuts down on your cost per acre of diesel, and it cuts down on your erosion on your land. Time savings getting across your land."
The new farm bill pays growers to use the new conservation tillage method. More and more are expected to change the way they plant, to increase their profits.
The first Conservation Tillage Day brought 80 farmers from across South Georgia to the South Pointe Plantation in Terrell County.