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Upcoming Events
Oct 19 - Oct 21 Weekend in the Classic City Athens, GA - (223.0 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 22 Get Ready for the Holidays with a Reversible Apron Sandersville, GA - (170.0 miles) If you would like to learn how to sew and use a basic sewing machine, then this class is for you! Join us for a two day hands on sewing class to learn how make a reversible apron by cutting your pattern and using a sewing machine.
Oct 23 - Oct 24 ServSafe® Manager Certification Training Jesup, GA - (145.0 miles) This training program certifies food handlers and managers in restaurants, schools, hospitals, nursing home cafeterias, and other food service businesses to prevent causing or spreading foodborne illness. The ServSafe® Program is a recognized food safety sanitation course developed by The Educational Foundation of The National Restaurant Association.
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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
Hurricane Michael Totals link Harvest-season hurricane's impact will be deep and long lasting. By Sage Barnard, Clint Thompson, Clint Thompson, Sharon Dowdy | Published: 10/18/2018
Georgia Cotton Crop link UGA Extension reports as high as 80 to 90 percent losses in some fields. By Sage Barnard, Clint Thompson, Clint Thompson, Sharon Dowdy, Clint Thompson | Published: 10/18/2018
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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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