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Extension News
  • Sod Prices link Georgia turfgrass growers say the price of sod should remain steady this year. By Sharon Dowdy | Published: 1/18/2018
  • Avian Flu Alert link Backyard chickens at risk as avian flu detected in wild duck in south Georgia. By Sharon Dowdy, Sharon Dowdy, Merritt Melancon | Published: 1/17/2018
  • Pollinator Habitats link Plant trees for bees, butterflies and other pollinators. By Sharon Dowdy, Sharon Dowdy, Merritt Melancon, Paul Pugliese, Elizabeth Benton | Published: 12/15/2017
  • Georgia Pecan Crop link Damage from Irma could impact Georgia's crop next growing season. By Sharon Dowdy, Sharon Dowdy, Merritt Melancon, Paul Pugliese, Elizabeth Benton, Clint Thompson | Published: 1/16/2018
  • Pesticide Safety Outreach link Pesticide safety emerges as highlight of international environmental health conference. By Sharon Dowdy, Sharon Dowdy, Merritt Melancon, Paul Pugliese, Elizabeth Benton, Clint Thompson, Merritt Melancon | Published: 1/14/2018
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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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