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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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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.

Production Agriculture:
 
Statewide Variety Testing Which varieties should you plant? The variety testing team does the work and research for farmers.
 
UGA Weather Network Reliable weather information for agricultural and environmental applications, including soil temperature, rainfall, wind speed, and more.
 
Pesticide Safety Education Everything you need to achieve certification and maintain the knowledge to safely and effectively make use of restricted-use and all other types of pesticides.
Sustainable Agriculture A collection of resources for those interested in production and marketing practices that are profitable, environmentally sound, and that improve the quality of life for farmers, farm workers, and the community.
Ag Budgets and Economics Resources for production economics, farm management, marketing, situation and outlook, risk management, financial management, farm policy, labor, and taxation.
 
Farmgate Value Report Annual county-level reports documenting the value of all food and fiber commodities grown in the state.
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Home & Garden:
 
Soil Testing Ensure that your soil is productive! Get your soil tested to determine the amount and kind of nutrients that should be added for the best growth.
 
Pest Management Recommendations for pest control around homes, on pets, in the home garden, and more.
 
Household Water Quality Water quality has an immediate and a prolonged effect on the health of your household. This publication series contains basic information about home water quality and treatment.
 
Home Garden Publication Series Topics include garden planning, soil preparation, weed control, pollination, disease and insect control, harvesting, and preserving.
Georgia Green Industry Professional Development The UGA Center for Urban Agriculture offers professional training and certifications for the Georgia Certified Landscape Professional, Georgia Certified Plant Professional exam and Super Crew employee training series.
Schools:
Community and School Gardens This Community and School Gardens blog is designed to help community and school gardeners succeed by connecting them to UGA Extension and other research-based resources.
Lesson Plans and Teacher Resources Whether you'd like to help protect the environment, teach your students how to avoid chronic diseases with healthy food and physical activity, or train food handlers in your cafeteria, University of Georgia Extension can help.
Extension News
Bat Week link Bats have an important role to play in Georgia's ecosystem. By Sage Barnard | Published: 10/19/2018
Ag Disaster Meeting link Hurricane Michael caused more than $2 billion losses to Georgia agriculture, the state's No. 1 industry. By Sage Barnard, Clint Thompson | Published: 10/19/2018
Georgia Peanut Crop link Storm dealt devastating blow to local buying points and peanut shellers in parts of South Georgia. By Sage Barnard, Clint Thompson, Clint Thompson | Published: 10/19/2018
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Upcoming Events
Oct 19 - Oct 21 Weekend in the Classic City Athens, GA - (84.0 miles) The Georgia Collegiate 4-H Clubs are excited about the opportunity to work with your high school 4-H'ers and help them learn more about life as a college student at Weekend in the Classic City 2018. Workshops will focus on the college search process, application preparation, scholarships, student life and so much more! No late registration will be available and space is limited!
Oct 20 State 4-H Wildlife Judging Hampton, GA - (91.0 miles) State 4-H Wildlife Judging
Oct 20 Run for Your Health Annual Walk GA Zombie 5k & 1 Mile Candy Crawl Davisboro, GA - (161.0 miles) Put on your shoes and join us as we move more and become healthier. The City of Davisboro, GA is promoting better health in their community by hosting a Zombie 5K & 1 Mile Candy Crawl. Before the race, participants will be given a flag belt, sort of like flag football. These flags represent your health. The Zombies want to take your flag and possible take a bite out of you. If you loose all your health flags, you will receive an "infected" medal at the finish line. If you finish with a flag, you will receive the "Survivor" medal at the finish line. You may also choose not to participate with flags and only run the 5K course through the City. The 1 Mile Candy Crawl will start soon after the last runner from 5K finishes. Children will be given a bag, in which they can run the one mile course and collect candy along the way. We want you to Move More, Live More!
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