UGA Extension Office

Agriculture & Natural Resources

What is a UGA Georgia Extension Agriculture Agent?

An agent extends lifelong learning to the people of Georgia through unbiased research-based education in agriculture, the environment and communities. 

They also help Georgians become healthier, more productive, financially independent and environmentally responsible by staying in touch with issues relevant to people in local communities.

 


Appling County Crop E-News
Cotton Fertilization Posted by dscurry on May 16, 2018 We’re finally getting some much needed rain (5/16/18), and those that had to stop planting cotton will soon begin planting again. About 40% of Georgia’s cotton is planted at the time of this post. While waiting to get back into fields, now is a good time to think about cotton...
Peanut Rx and Shortage of Chlorothalonil in Peanut Posted by dscurry on Apr 4, 2018 Below is a link to the 2018 Peanut Rx. It allows growers to assess their risk to tomato spotted wilt, leaf spot diseases and white mold. It also notes which varieties have some resistance (or increased susceptibility) to the peanut rootknot nematode (Meloidogyne arenaria), Cylindrocladium black rot (CBR) and Rhizoctonia...
Georgia State Livestock Show Feb. 21-24 2018. Posted by dscurry on Mar 7, 2018 The Georgia Junior National Livestock Show was held Feb. 21-24 in Perry, GA and 10 Appling County 4-H youth participated showing pigs. Over 3,000 youth from across Georgia participated showing beef cows, dairy cows, sheep, goats, or pigs. There were over 1,300 pigs being exhibited at the show. Congrats to all these...
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Soil Testing For the Home Lawns and Gardens

Ensure your soil is productive! Get a soil test to determine the amount and kind of nutrients that should be added for the best growth of lawn, garden and other types of plants.  


Household Water Quality Publications

Is Your Water Safe to Drink?

Water from wells in Georgia is generally safe for consumption without treatment. Some waters, however, may contain disease-causing organisms that make them unsafe to drink. Well waters may also contain large amounts of minerals, making them too “hard” for uses such as laundering, bathing or cooking. Some contaminants may cause human health hazards and others can stain clothing and fixtures, cause objectionable tastes and odors, or corrode pipes and other system components.


Extension Publications
  • Your Household Water Quality: Odors in Your Water (C 1016) Homeowners sometimes experience unpleasant odors in their household water. In many cases, the exact cause of the odor is difficult to determine by water testing; however, this publication provides a few general recommendations for treating some common causes of household water odors.
  • Native Plants for Georgia Part I: Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vines (B 987) This publication focuses on native trees, shrubs and woody vines for Georgia. It is not our intent to describe all native species — just those available in the nursery trade and those that the authors feel have potential for nursery production and landscape use. Rare or endangered species are not described. Information on each plant is provided according to the following categories: Common Name(s)/Botanical Name/Family, Characteristics, Landscape Uses, Size, Zones and Habitat.
  • Conversion Tables, Formulas and Suggested Guidelines for Horticultural Use (B 931) Pesticide and fertilizer recommendations are often made on a pounds per acre and tons per acre basis. While these may be applicable to field production of many crops, orchardists, nurserymen and greenhouse operators often must convert these recommendations to smaller areas, such as row feet, square feet, or even per tree or per pot. Thus pints, cups, ounces, tablespoons and teaspoons are the common units of measure. The conversion is frequently complicated by metric units of measure. This publication is designed to aid growers in making these calculations and conversions, and also provides other data useful in the management, planning and operation of horticultural enterprises.
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Extension News
  • Flea Fights link Get a hold on flea populations early to avoid a months-long battle. By Merritt Melancon | Published: 5/17/2018
  • Accommodating Gardens link Gardens should be designed to accommodate the gardener. By Merritt Melancon, Josh Fuder | Published: 5/17/2018
  • 4-H Food Product link Walker County 4-H'ers take first place in Georgia 4-H's Food Product Development Contest for their Cheez Beez. By Merritt Melancon, Josh Fuder, Merritt Melancon | Published: 5/15/2018
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Pecan Updates 

The UGA Pecan Extension Blog is designed to provide timely information relevant to pecan production in Georgia for use by county extension agents and pecan producers.