Agriculture & Natural Resources
Agriculture in Elbert County
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Elbert Made - Agriculture Directory
From time to time to time, our office receives calls from members of the community requesting referrals, as a service of Cooperative Extension. In response, we are compiling a list of individuals and businesses in Elbert County that provide agricultural products or services. To view or to be added to our directory, please visit the Elbert Made - Agriculture Directory.
Thank a Farmer Series
Elbert County Extension is excited to introduce “Thank a Farmer” articles for our newsletter. Our goal is to highlight local farms, farm families, and some history of Elbert County. We believe that Agriculture in Elbert County plays a major role in our local economy, the development of our youth, and the strength of our heritage. We hope you enjoy!
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.