Agriculture & Natural Resources
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.
Vegetable Garden Calendar (C 943) The recommendations in this circular are based on long-term average dates of the last killing frost in the spring and first killing frost in the fall. Every year does not conform to the "average," so you should use your own judgment about advancing or delaying the time for each job, depending on weather conditions.
Key to Diseases of Oaks in the Landscape (B 1286) This publication contains a guide to diseases of oak trees in the landscape.
Millipedes and Centipedes (B 1088) Millipedes and centipedes do not carry diseases that affect people, animals or plants. Millipedes do occasionally damage seedlings by feeding on stems and leaves, and may enter homes in large numbers during periods of migration and become a considerable nuisance. They do not cause damage inside the home, although they may leave a stain if they are crushed. Centipedes, which have poison glands and can bite, pose an occasional threat to humans.
Landscape Plants for Georgia (B 625) This publication includes a list of good plants for Georgia organized into various sizes and groups. The design qualities of plants—their form, size, color and texture—are emphasized according to the principles and requirements of good landscape design and plant maintenance. Hardiness and disease and insect resistant qualities are also considered.
Pecan Trees for the Home or Backyard Orchard (B 1348) Pecan trees are commonly found surrounding both urban and rural dwellings throughout Georgia. They can enhance the environment and provide additional income from the sale of nuts. This publication contains comprehensive information about pecan trees for the home or backyard orchard.
Growing Indoor Plants with Success (B 1318) Interior plants are an ideal way to create attractive and restful settings while enhancing our sense of well being. In addition, houseplants can be a satisfying hobby and can help purify the air in our homes. To be a successful indoor gardener, you need to understand how the interior environment affects plant growth and how cultivation differs from growing plants outdoors.
Annual Bluegrass Control in Residential Turfgrass (B 1394) Annual bluegrass (Poa annua L.) is a problematic winter annual weed in residential turf. Compared to most turfgrasses, annual bluegrass has a lighter green color, coarser leaf texture and produces unsightly seedheads. Contrary to its name, both annual (live for one season) and perennial (live for many seasons) biotypes of annual bluegrass may be found in turf. This publication describes methods of control for annual bluegrass in residential turfgrass lawns.
Stinging and Biting Pests (C 782) This publication contains descriptions and images, as well as methods of control, for common stinging and biting pests found in Georgia, including: bees, wasps, hornets, fire ants, scorpions, caterpillars, spiders, chiggers and flies.
Prices for General Soil & Water Testing
- Basic Soil Test: $9.00 per test
- Soil Testing in Georgia
- Soil Testing for Home Lawns, Gardens and Wildlife Food Plots
- Basic Water Test: $23.00 per sample (mineral content)
- Bacteria in Drinking Water: $46.00 (includes shipping)
- Uranium in Drinking Water: $43.00 (includes shipping)
Local Interest Publications
- Vegetable Gardening in Georgia (C 963)
- Fences for the Farm (C 774)
- Sport Fish Management in Ponds (B 732)
- Soil Testing for Home Lawns, Gardens and Wildlife Food Plots (C 896)
- Weed Control in Home Lawns (B 978)
- Ten Steps to a Healthier Home Lawn (C 1009)
- Home Garden Blueberries (C 946)
- Georgia Home Grown Tomatoes (B 1271)
- Beyond Butterflies: Gardening for Native Pollinators (B1349)
- Pruning Ornamental Plants in the Landscape (B 961)
- First and Last Frost Dates in Georgia (MP117)
- Vegetable Garden Calendar (C 943)
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Feb 23 Small Engine Maintenance and Repair Workshop This program will cover how to properly troubleshoot and maintain common garden and landscape equipment. Participants will be taught the basics of how to tune up equipment, winterize, as well as basic troubleshooting and repair procedures. The program will also go into detail on how to properly sharpen everything from knives to chainsaws. There will be discussion on tools and diagnostic equipment that are essential for repairing and servicing small engines. Bob Westerfield, Extension Horticulturist, and Brian Maddy, Troup County Extension agent, will be the program speakers. Griffin, GA - (63.0 Miles)
Mar 2 Green-Up 2018 Green Up is a Landscaper Update for Central Georgia. Green Up will be held March 2, 2018 at Claystone Park at Lake Tobesofkee from 9.a.m. to 4.p.m. The cost of registration is $60.00 per person. The fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, and a full day of classes. You will also receive Category 24 credit hours (we are currently working on the number of hours credit you will receive) Knowledgeable speakers will be on hand to teach. To register please call the office at 478-987-2028. Don't miss out! Macon, GA - (38.0 Miles)
Mar 5 Vegetable Garden Workshop This class will educate participants in garden planning and preparation, composting, and pest and disease management. Forsyth, GA - (42.0 Miles)
Mar 16 Spring Plant Sale Fundraiser The deadline for ordering is noon on Friday March 2, 2018. All orders must be picked up at the Twiggs County Extension office on Friday March 16, 2018 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Order forms must be accompanied with PAYMENT to be ordered. Make checks payable to Twiggs County Extension. Payment with order forms can be mailed to our office at P.O. Box 196 31 Magnolia Street N Jeffersonville, GA 31044 or they can be dropped off at our office. Order forms can be downloaded below or on our website. Jeffersonville, GA - (29.0 Miles)
Apr 6 - Apr 7 Spring Home & Garden Show A fun family event featuring award winning products and services for the home and garden. Plants, yard accessories, pots, and more! Free educational activities for children. Perry, GA - (53.0 Miles)
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