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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
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MYA prices and calculating PLC payments Posted by dscurry on Feb 16, 2018
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2018 Dicamba Label Changes and Paraquat Changes Posted by dscurry on Jan 29, 2018 2018 Dicamba Label Changes Due to the recent concerns about off-target movement of dicamba, the EPA has mandated significant label changes for Engenia®, Fexapan™, and Xtendimax® for 2018.  Some of these important label changes are as follows: 1) Engenia®, Fexapan™, and Xtendimax® will now be considered Restricted Use Pesticides. 2) Growers who...
Cotton Policy Update Posted by dscurry on Jan 5, 2018 Under the 2014 farm bill (2014-2018 crop years), cotton is not a “covered commodity” and thus not eligible for ARC and PLC.  The 2014 farm bill made several changes to cotton that included: – Cotton is not a covered commodity and not eligible for ARC/PLC – Cotton base could not...
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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
  • Andress Honored link Georgia FCS teachers honor leader of UGA's statewide home food processing and preservation program. By Sharon Dowdy | Published: 2/19/2018
  • Pest Management Field Day link University of Georgia blueberry research will be on display at a field day in Alma next week By Sharon Dowdy, Cristina deRevere | Published: 2/15/2018
  • Flu Prevention link A healthy diet can also protect against the flu. Flu symptoms include fever, chills, cough, sore throat and runny nose. By Sharon Dowdy, Cristina deRevere, Julie Jernigan | Published: 2/15/2018
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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.