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
Search by subject through all our current bulletins, flyers and fact sheets offered online:
Pecan Tree Management link Young, stressed trees and those planted in poorly drained soil are at risk for beetle damage.
Irrigation Maintenance link Proper irrigation maintenance helps farmers avoid system malfunctions during the growing season.
Andress Honored link Georgia FCS teachers honor leader of UGA's statewide home food processing and preservation program.
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For More Information about Georgia Family, Agriculture, Consumer & Environmental Sciences (Georgia FACES) click the link below.
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 21 - Feb 26 Georgia Junior National Livestock Show Georgia Junior National Livestock Show Perry - (125.0 Miles)
Feb 24 Cancer Prevention Cooking Class The USDA presents "Cooking for a Lifetime", a cancer prevention cooking class. Learn about reducing the risk of cancer, who should get screened for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer and how to get screened. Free PRIZES*, cookbook, and recipe tasting. *All who attend will be entered into a drawing for one of two fitness kits valued at $30 each. Ellijay, GA - (40.0 Miles)
Feb 27 Fulton Fresh at Spruill Oaks Library 3rd-5th graders are invited to our spring Fulton Fresh Series at Spruill Oaks Library. These workshops are free, but do require registration. To register, please email Laura Hoefener at firstname.lastname@example.org Johns Creek, GA - (14.0 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.