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Bleckley County Ag Blog-Cole Moon
  • Cotton Defoliation Handout and Recommendations Posted by Cole Moon on Sep 17, 2018 Here is a handout and a few charts regarding cotton defoliation from UGA Cotton Agronomists, Jared Whitaker and Mark Freeman: Cotton Defoliation Guide (Front) Cotton Defoliation Guide (Back)   With the talk of there being a shortage of thidiazuron (Dropp), a good alternative will be thidiazuron+diuron (Ginstar, Adios, Cutout).  ...
  • Pod Blasting to Determine Peanut Maturity Posted by Cole Moon on Aug 31, 2018     Some of our oldest peanuts are approaching maturity and need to be sampled to see when they are ready to dig. The recommended sampling time is 125 days, which would be peanuts planted on May 1 as of today. I have already tested 7 or 8 fields with...
  • UGA AG Econ & FSA Joint Producer Meetings – September 10-12, 2018 Posted by Cole Moon on Aug 28, 2018 Here is some information about some meetings that will be held by UGA Ag Econ and FSA in a couple of weeks.  I believe these meeting will be very beneficial to you as farmers. I will be attending the one on Monday, September 10 in Perry. The meeting is only...
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Upcoming Events
  • Sep 20 - Sep 23 4-H Southern Region Teen Leadership Conference This event, which brings together 4-H teens, volunteer leaders and staff from around the southern region, will be held at the Clyde M. York 4-H Center in Crossville, TN. Crossville, GA - (258.0 Miles)
  • Sep 22 Forestry Field Day, State Contest Forestry Field Day, State Contest Cochran, GA
  • Sep 24 Step Up and Lead at Wahsega 4-H Center Step Up and Lead is a youth leadership conference designed and facilitated by youth development professionals for 4th-8th grade students, featuring exciting, interactive workshops that promote leadership, public speaking, teamwork, and collaboration! Schools are encouraged to register and bring student government members, club officers, or other emerging youth leaders. Dahlonega, GA - (154.0 Miles)
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Below are some of UGA Extension's most broadly useful resources for those involved in agriculture on the farm, in schools, and around the home.

Production Agriculture:
 
Statewide Variety Testing Which varieties should you plant? The variety testing team does the work and research for farmers.
 
UGA Weather Network Reliable weather information for agricultural and environmental applications, including soil temperature, rainfall, wind speed, and more.
 
Pesticide Safety Education Everything you need to achieve certification and maintain the knowledge to safely and effectively make use of restricted-use and all other types of pesticides.
Sustainable Agriculture A collection of resources for those interested in production and marketing practices that are profitable, environmentally sound, and that improve the quality of life for farmers, farm workers, and the community.
Ag Budgets and Economics Resources for production economics, farm management, marketing, situation and outlook, risk management, financial management, farm policy, labor, and taxation.
 
Farmgate Value Report Annual county-level reports documenting the value of all food and fiber commodities grown in the state.
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Home & Garden:
 
Soil Testing Ensure that your soil is productive! Get your soil tested to determine the amount and kind of nutrients that should be added for the best growth.
 
Pest Management Recommendations for pest control around homes, on pets, in the home garden, and more.
 
Household Water Quality Water quality has an immediate and a prolonged effect on the health of your household. This publication series contains basic information about home water quality and treatment.
 
Home Garden Publication Series Topics include garden planning, soil preparation, weed control, pollination, disease and insect control, harvesting, and preserving.
Georgia Green Industry Professional Development The UGA Center for Urban Agriculture offers professional training and certifications for the Georgia Certified Landscape Professional, Georgia Certified Plant Professional exam and Super Crew employee training series.
Schools:
Community and School Gardens This Community and School Gardens blog is designed to help community and school gardeners succeed by connecting them to UGA Extension and other research-based resources.
Lesson Plans and Teacher Resources Whether you'd like to help protect the environment, teach your students how to avoid chronic diseases with healthy food and physical activity, or train food handlers in your cafeteria, University of Georgia Extension can help.