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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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Feb 18 Northeast Georgia Soybean Production Meeting UGA Extension Specialists will discuss latest production information for soybean producers related to varieties, agronomics, disease and weed control. One hour of pesticide credit will be offered as part of this training. Lunch will be provided. Following this production meeting, the UGA Using Pesticides Wisely Training will be hosted at the same location. This training is required for any producers wishing to use Xtendimax, Engenia, or Fexapan products. Elberton, GA - (85.0 Miles)
Feb 18 You Can Succeed at Weight Loss: Walk A Weigh Series Lesson 1 Learn how to change your eating and physical activity habits to lose weight and control or reduce risk for chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Each session includes a short presentation, a taste test of a low calorie recipe and time to exercise. Waynesboro, GA
Feb 18 Using Pesticides Wisely Training This is a joint training with UGA Extension Specialists, Georgia Department of Agriculture, and industry representatives to discuss proper usage of new herbicide technologies and prevention of off-target drift. All applicators who wish to use new dicamba technologies (Xtendimax, Engenia, or Fexapan) or required to attend this training and receive certification. For applicators who possess a GDA Private or Commercial Pesticide Applicators License, the training will be from 1-3 PM. For applicators who do not possess a pesticide license, there will be an additional 45 minute pesticide safety training they must attend. Elberton, GA - (85.0 Miles)