Agriculture & Natural Resources
Agriculture & Natural Resources
For over 100 years, UGA Cooperative Extension has been the trusted source of education, innovation and information for Georgia's agricultural industry. From the latest crop studies to the best land stewardship recommendations to identifying high-performing plants for landscapes throughout the state, we have the research-based information Georgia producers, landscape professionals, and homeowners need. Please consider us your local liaison to the experts at University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. We can provide you with research-based answers and information in the following areas:
- Urban Agriculture
- School Garden Resources
- Poultry Health and Management -- Commercial and Backyard Flocks
- UGA Cattle Nutrition Balancer and Cost Analyzer Tools
- Lawn and Garden
- Fruits and Vegetables
- Ornamentals: Flowers, Shrubs and Trees
- Georgia Pest Management Handbook
- USDA Interactive Plant Hardiness Zone Map
Backyard Chicken Flocks
- Vampire Season: Tales of Blood Lust and Insects
- Pest thresholds: How many pests are too many?
- Millipedes invade homes
- Weed killers kill good plants, too
- Pre-production care for home orchard peaches
- How winter cold makes plants fruitful
- Spotted Wing Drosophila attacks blueberries and other fruit plants
- Tomato blossom-end rot
- Tips for a healthy summer vegetable garden
- Practice safety while performing gardening chores
- Diseases Claim Leyland Cypress
- Activate Your Pest Management Plan
- Biting instect, termites, how plants communicate with color
- Marcescent trees, attracting pollinators, spring activities
- Fruit tree care, new USDA food guidelines, pond & lawn chores, grass tetany alert
- Early blooming plants, selecting seeds, landscape poinsettias, GATE card, UGA scholarships
- Winter outdoor activities, firewood safety, water testing, and FSMA Produce Safety Rule
- Turkey tips, healthy holidays, local Christmas tree farms, and moldy hay
- Fall planting and soil testing
- Avian influenza update, reasons to cut your lawn, Asian longhorned beetle BOLO
- Water use, invasive mimosa, hot weather safety
- Biting insects, galls, understanding weeds
- Mole mounds, grass grubs, healthy chickens
- Ice-damaged trees, winter safety, winter lawn and landscape care
- Planting living Christmas trees, Zero-Weight gain holiday tips
- Food preservation, fall planting, Forsyth County Community Orchard
- Lawns, weeds, edible landscaping, emerald ash borers
- Leyland cypress and Indian hawthorn diseases, Grass & Shade
- Pollinators, Spotted Wing Drosophila, Millipedes, Bats
- Corn Snakes, Community Supported Agriculture, Azalea Pruning
- Weather Safety, Weather Alerts, Floods, Rain Gardens
- Soil Testing, Lawn Care Calendars, Weed Control Timing
- Surviving Power Outages, Forage Quality Matters
- Browning lawns, Beneficial insects
- First frost and grazing, Pet poop and pond health
- Forsyth County Master Gardeners
- Forsyth County Master Naturalists
- Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Program
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We are offering a Master Gardener course for working people. Please click the link for the application and information.
The Forsyth County Master Gardeners have established a scholarship for Forsyth County high school gradutes accepted to attend a two or four year Georgia college or university to pursue a degree in the field of agriculture/horticulture. The scholarship is for the January 2019 semester.
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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.
Feb 11 - Feb 23 Journeymen Farmer Certificate Program UGA Extension in Carroll and Paulding Counties are hosting the Journeymen Farmer program that provides a comprehensive training for beginning farmers. The program requires a three-step training and focuses on production of small ruminants. The first two steps will take place over the course of three days. The third step will take place over the spring/summer. The program will be $75 per person. Registration deadline is February 4. To register for this program or for more information, please call the Carroll County Extension office at 770-836-8546. Carrollton, GA - (70.0 Miles)
Feb 18 LifeSmarts State Championship LifeSmarts State Championship Perry, GA - (125.0 Miles)
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 - (79.0 Miles)
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.
4-H at Capitol link Georgia 4-H members visit state Capitol to learn about legislative process.
Wild Pigs link Feeding deer without feeding wild pigs is a difficult task.
Trees for Bees link UGA Extension's Trees for Bees advocates longterm planting for pollinators.