Saturday, May 25 2013 10:30 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:30:39 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:27:57 GMT
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-25 11:30:07 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:55 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:55:46 GMT
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest. You can sample more than 20 types of beer SaturdayMore >>
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest.More >>
August 5, 2004
Shellman- As pivots distribute water across South Georgia crops today, water wars continue to be a hot topic throughout the state. "To be able to conserve it and use it wisely, to make the most of it particularly because it's so precious and so scarce," is how Congressman Sanford Bishop explains the need for farmers to find better ways to conserve water.
Nearly four years ago, The U.S. Department of Agriculture bought farmland in Shellman to test methods of irrigation. Agricultural economist Marshall Lamb says "The major focus and the only focus of the research facility is irrigation. We want to help growers improve their crop yeild, maintain their costs while conserving water."
As workers walk through rows of peanuts, cotton and corn they take note of how the crops are responding to a given irrigation method. "Within the the methods we're looking at different methods because the water issues in Southwest Georgia have come to the forefront," explains Lamb.
Today growers listened carefully at a field day tour as different experiments were explained to them. Research Associate, Mark Masters said "We have a specifically designed system that moves across the field and it puts out a different amount of water on each plot." Researcher Dana Sullivan explained "We're out here looking at the varaibility in soil types through remotely sensed sattelite data as well as hand held information."
These farmers know it's important to share our water supply, but they have to depend on a successful crop for their livlihood. They're hoping some of the techniques they were shown today will help them in the future by saving more water while also keeping their crops alive.
Today was the first Multi-Crop Irrigation field day. Farmers were able to learn about seven areas of research being conducted.