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.
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.
Weed Control in Home Lawns (B 978) Weeds can be major pests of home lawns. Due to differences in color, leaf size, shape and growth habit, weeds detract from the natural beauty of desirable turfgrasses. Additionally, weeds compete with turfgrasses for sunlight, soil moisture, nutrients and space. Many weeds can quickly become the dominant species in a lawn. This publication contains comprehensive information about weed control in home lawns.
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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Jan 29 Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop Are you unsure when to prune your fruit trees? Is you fruit trees not producing fruit? We’ve got you covered! UGA Extension will host a Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in the Morgan County Extension Office. Lucy Ray, Morgan County Extension Agent & Dr. Bob Westerfield, UGA Horticulture Consumer Fruits & Vegetable Specialist will present the program. Topics of discussion during the workshop will include best times to prune your plants, best pruning techniques, equipment handling and other important management techniques. We encourage you to attend & bring any questions you may have on fruit tree management! Lunch will be provided by Crowes BBQ. For more information or if you would like to attend please call the Morgan County Extension Office at 706-342-2214 by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, January 28, 2019 to RSVP. Note: 1 hour private or commercial pesticide credit will be available for those in attendance. Madison, GA - (38.0 Miles)
Feb 8 Pruning and Equipment Workshop Program will cover the proper pruning techniques for trees and ornamentals, as well as, briefly discuss pruning fruiting plants. We will cover the when, where, and how to prune plants using certain techniques for creating a professional landscape. This program will also cover the selection and maintenance of pruning equipment including sharpening and troubleshooting equipment from hand clippers to gas powered chainsaws. There will also be a discussion on trouble shooting common problems of small engines. Bob Westerfield, Extension Horticulturalist will be the program speaker. Griffin, GA - (63.0 Miles)
Feb 21 2019 Sustainable Agriculture Update Start your growing season with us by networking with local agricultural front-runners and discussing the latest and greatest in sustainable urban agriculture! We will learn about... Conserving Water on Urban Farms Maintaining Healthy Soil in an Urban Environment Cover Crop Management on Small Farms Promoting Healthy Pollinators College Park, GA - (81.0 Miles)
Feb 25 Lunch & Learn: Lawn Care 101 Join Monroe County Extension in a monthly Lunch & Learn for informative programs and a delicious lunch! With Spring just right around the corner your lawn is about to kick it into high gear and come out of dormancy! Get ahead of the game and prepare yourself for a successful growing season by learning lawn care management strategies from Caitlin Jackson, UGA Extension Monroe County ANR Agent. Forsyth, GA - (42.0 Miles)
Mar 4 Pesticide Use, Safety and Handling Training Course Instructor: Mickey Taylor, Pesticide Safety Education Program Coordinator Topics that will be covered: * Misinformation in Agriculture and Pesticides * Pesticide Movement and Fate in the Environment * Pesticides Hazards and First Aid * Pesticide Transportation, Storage, Security and Emergency or Incident Response * Planning the Pesticide Application Earn 5 hours of Georgia Commercial Pesticide credit in Categories 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 31, 32, 35, 36, 37, 38, or 41. Earn 2 hours of Georgia Private Pesticide credit in Category 10. Hamilton, GA - (104.0 Miles)
Jun 17 Lunch & Learn: Pest Management for Home Gardens Join Monroe County Extension in a monthly Lunch & Learn for informative programs and a delicious lunch! Learn management strategies for your home garden for a bountiful harvest! Both conventional and organic strategies will be covered. Forsyth, GA - (42.0 Miles)
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