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Upcoming Events
Mar 18 Increasing Yield and Profitability in Peanut and Cotton Production Through Irrigation Efficiency Workshop Tifton, GA - (60.0 miles) This educational opportunity is free to attend and a networking lunch is provided. An agenda will be uploaded at a later time. What you can expect to learn: 1. Utilization of irrigation scheduling solutions such as UGA Checkbook, SmartIrrigation Cotton App, and IrrgatorPro to gain in-depth knowledge on using these methods. 2. Investment analysis to illustrate the capital costs associated with adopting these tools and projected return on investment, annual operating costs of equipment, and associated management expenses. 3. Georgia’s Climate: A look back at 2018 and an outlook for 2019 and beyond. 4. State agricultural water permitting and water planning from the Georgia Environmental Protection Division Field demonstration and guided strategic planning will take place so producers can leave the workshop ready to implement the education they receive.
Mar 18 - Mar 19 ServSafe® Manager Certification Training and Exam Waynesboro, GA - (205.0 miles) Georgia Cooperative Extension provides the nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for foodservice managers from the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). Upon successful completion of the ServSafe® examination, the ServSafe® Food Protection Manager certificate will be issued by the NRAEF. Workshops are offered in multiple locations throughout the state; see each training's contact for details.
Mar 19 Step Up and Lead at UGA Tifton Campus Tifton, GA - (64.0 miles) Step Up and Lead is a youth leadership conference designed and facilitated by youth development professionals for 4th-8th grade students, featuring exciting, interactive workshops that promote leadership, public speaking, teamwork, and collaboration! Schools are encouraged to register and bring student government members, club officers, or other emerging youth leaders.
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Extension News
El Nino Impact link Wet winter could lead to delayed plantings for some farmers this spring. By Clint Thompson | Published: 3/15/2019
Forage Management link Lisa Baxter is UGA Extension's newest forage agronomist, based on the UGA Tifton campus. By Clint Thompson, Clint Thompson | Published: 3/15/2019
Adult Volunteers link Georgia 4-H camps for military kids need adult helpers. By Clint Thompson, Clint Thompson, Cristina deRevere | Published: 3/13/2019
Spring Herbs link No matter how they're used, herbs can make an exciting addition to any landscape. By Clint Thompson, Clint Thompson, Cristina deRevere, Bob Westerfield | Published: 3/11/2019
Georgia Project WET link UGA's 4-H20 program teaches children the importance of water conservation. By Clint Thompson, Clint Thompson, Cristina deRevere, Bob Westerfield, Bryce Ethridge | Published: 3/11/2019
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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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