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
UGA 2017 Longleaf Field Day – Limited Spots Available! Posted by dscurry on Oct 27, 2017 UGA 2017 Longleaf Field Day – Limited Spots Available! What: 2017 Longleaf Field Day Lunch will be provided Limited to the first 45 that register When: Thursday, November 2nd 2017 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Where: The UGA Vidalia Onion and Vegetable Research Center (VOVRC), located at 8163 GA Hwy...
GA Tobacco May Be In Danger of Damage from Hurricane IRMA Posted by dscurry on Sep 1, 2017 From: J. Michael Moore, Professor & Extension Agronomist – Tobacco Today around the tobacco receiving station there were several farmers who were hearing weather reports out of Jacksonville, FL of a massive Hurricane Irma coming off the coast of Africa.  Tonight I saw the YouTube linked below indicating possible build-up...
2017 Southeast Georgia Pecan Field Day Posted by dscurry on Aug 30, 2017 The 2017 Southeast Georgia Pecan Field Day was held August 23, 2017. Over 250 people attended making this year’s field day the largest since it began. This has turned into one of the highest attended field days in Southeast Georgia and one of the largest Pecan Field days in the nation. This year more equipment was on...
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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
  • Deer Rut link Deer breeding time is determined in part by shorter days. By Michael Anthony Foster | Published: 12/12/2017
  • Christmas Trees link UGA Extension offers safety tips on Christmas tree management. By Michael Anthony Foster, Michelle M. Lewis | Published: 12/8/2017
  • Golden Berry link Berries come in yellow, too, thanks to native hollies like possumhaw and winterberry. By Michael Anthony Foster, Michelle M. Lewis, Norman Winter | Published: 12/7/2017
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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.