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Upcoming Events
Aug 15 - Aug 16 ServSafe Manager Certification 2 Day Training and Exam Tifton, GA - (60.0 miles) UGA Tift County Extension provides the Nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for food service 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. The training is from 8:30am - 5:00pm, both days. $140.00
Aug 18 - Aug 19 Georgia 4-H Clovers & Co. Rehearsal 2 Eatonton, GA - (182.0 miles) Georgia 4-H Clovers & Co. Rehearsal 2
Aug 18 Preserving Foods Safely Garden City, GA - (201.0 miles) Join UGA Extension - Chatham County at the Savannah Farmer's Market Festival at 701 US Highway 80 in Garden City, GA to learn more about preserving foods safely. Participants will receive University of GA food preservation publications, recipes and researched-based food safety information for home canning and freezing. Water bath canning, pressure canning and freezing produce of the season will be demonstrated.
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Extension News
Peanut Achievement Club link Annual UGA Peanut Achievement Club meeting held in Jekyll Island, Georgia. By Clint Thompson | Published: 8/14/2018
Pests in Schools link Pest control operators across the Southeast can enroll in UGA program to learn to control pests in schools. By Clint Thompson, Cristina deRevere | Published: 8/14/2018
Vineyard Tour link Georgia wine growers open up their vineyards for early August farm tour. By Clint Thompson, Cristina deRevere, Merritt Melancon | Published: 8/13/2018
Williams Honored link At 75, 'Mr. Bamboo' still tends bamboo groves at UGA's coastal garden. By Clint Thompson, Cristina deRevere, Merritt Melancon, Sharon Dowdy | Published: 8/9/2018
Mosquito Season link Mosquitos are on the move across Georgia. By Clint Thompson, Cristina deRevere, Merritt Melancon, Sharon Dowdy, Merritt Melancon | Published: 8/9/2018
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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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