Sunday, May 19 2013 6:16 PM EDT2013-05-19 22:16:35 GMT
The Tift County Sheriff's investigators are still searching for clues to find a missing pregnant woman. Her mother is making a plea to find her daughter who hasn't been seen in more than two months. DianeMore >>
The Tift County Sheriff's investigators are still searching for clues to find Crystal Hendrix. Her mother is making a plea to find her daughter who hasn't been seen in more than two months.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-05-19 14:19:32 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
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 >>
November 20, 2007
Terrell County -- As the long term effects of the Drought in the Southeast continue, agriculture researchers are looking for ways to help farmers get the most out of every drop of water.
An old trick from dry land farmers in the West could save water for Southern growers.
USDA Research Scientists and Water Conservation officials say experiments on planting methods in these fields could help growers efficiency if the drought continues.
Dr. Russell Nuti's study of furrow diking, plowing dikes into the planting rows for crops with new technology, can improve irrigation and rainfall storage rates up to 38 percent. Dr. Russell Nuti said "we know for certain any surface supplied water, it's more efficient for catching it."
For the last three years National Peanut Lab Researchers have experimented with furrow diking on thousands of acres on South Georgia farms, and the water capture figures were significant.
The Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission helped in the research, and supports their findings. Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission Deputy Executive Director David Eigenberg said "it's another tool in the toolbox of the farmer, to be able to use this with any type of system to conserve that water, that everyone is so concerned about."
Researchers are excited that they kept the yields in cotton, corn, and peanut crops the same or better while using less water, and also managing erosion during rain. Now scientists are getting these research figures out to farmers, and encouraging them to adopt the new technology.
Research Leader Marshall Lamb said "our science is not any good if all we do is publish it and put it on the shelf. We have to get it into the field."
With the price of fuel skyrocketing, running irrigation pumps will probably cost more next year. If the drought persists, researchers say having to irrigate fewer times could be a crop saver.
Furrow diking is a plowing method used for many years in the Southwest dry lands, now being endorsed by U.S.D.A. Researchers in the South.