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Flea Fights link Get a hold on flea populations early to avoid a months-long battle. By Merritt Melancon | Published: 5/17/2018
Accommodating Gardens link Gardens should be designed to accommodate the gardener. By Merritt Melancon, Josh Fuder | Published: 5/17/2018
New Fruit link Wild seeds from Australia may help scientists breed new fruit varieties. By Merritt Melancon, Josh Fuder, Sharon Dowdy | Published: 5/3/2018
Indoor Pollen link Reduce indoor pollen by keeping windows closed, cleaning often, UGA expert says. By Merritt Melancon, Josh Fuder, Sharon Dowdy, Alexis Roberts | Published: 5/9/2018
Lawn Irrigation link Too much water can hurt Georgia lawns and waste water. By Merritt Melancon, Josh Fuder, Sharon Dowdy, Alexis Roberts, Carole Hicks Knight | Published: 5/7/2018
New Pecan Entomologist link Most pressing pest problems for Georgia pecan producers include black and yellow pecan aphids, pecan weevils and ambrosia beetles. By Merritt Melancon, Josh Fuder, Sharon Dowdy, Alexis Roberts, Carole Hicks Knight, Clint Thompson, Julie Jernigan | Published: 5/3/2018
International Compost Week link UGA Extension offers tips for celebrating International Compost Awareness Week, May 6-12 By Merritt Melancon, Josh Fuder, Sharon Dowdy, Alexis Roberts, Carole Hicks Knight, Clint Thompson, Julie Jernigan, Lisa Sehannie | Published: 5/3/2018
Succession Planting link Add new seeds or plants every two weeks for an extra-long harvest season. By Merritt Melancon, Josh Fuder, Sharon Dowdy, Alexis Roberts, Carole Hicks Knight, Clint Thompson, Julie Jernigan, Lisa Sehannie, Alicia Holloway | Published: 4/19/2018
Planting Conditions link After the anticipated dry spring weather, an active tropical storm season in the Atlantic Ocean is expected this summer. By Merritt Melancon, Josh Fuder, Sharon Dowdy, Alexis Roberts, Carole Hicks Knight, Clint Thompson, Julie Jernigan, Lisa Sehannie, Alicia Holloway, Julie Jernigan | Published: 4/16/2018
Gardening Series link Gardening series offered in Savannah by UGA Extension. By Merritt Melancon, Josh Fuder, Sharon Dowdy, Alexis Roberts, Carole Hicks Knight, Clint Thompson, Julie Jernigan, Lisa Sehannie, Alicia Holloway, Julie Jernigan, Sharon Dowdy | Published: 4/12/2018
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Extension Publications
  • Key to Diseases of Oaks in the Landscape (B 1286) This publication contains a guide to diseases of oak trees in the landscape.
  • Millipedes and Centipedes (B 1088) Millipedes and centipedes do not carry diseases that affect people, animals or plants. Millipedes do occasionally damage seedlings by feeding on stems and leaves, and may enter homes in large numbers during periods of migration and become a considerable nuisance. They do not cause damage inside the home, although they may leave a stain if they are crushed. Centipedes, which have poison glands and can bite, pose an occasional threat to humans.
  • Annual Bluegrass Control in Residential Turfgrass (B 1394) Annual bluegrass (Poa annua L.) is a problematic winter annual weed in residential turf. Compared to most turfgrasses, annual bluegrass has a lighter green color, coarser leaf texture and produces unsightly seedheads. Contrary to its name, both annual (live for one season) and perennial (live for many seasons) biotypes of annual bluegrass may be found in turf. This publication describes methods of control for annual bluegrass in residential turfgrass lawns.
  • Stinging and Biting Pests (C 782) This publication contains descriptions and images, as well as methods of control, for common stinging and biting pests found in Georgia, including: bees, wasps, hornets, fire ants, scorpions, caterpillars, spiders, chiggers and flies.
  • Fireblight: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment (C 871) Fireblight is a destructive, highly infectious, and widespread disease. It attacks blossoms, leaves, shoots, branches, fruits, and roots. This publication has some facts and methods to avoid and control the disease.
  • Weed Control in Home Lawns (B 978) Weeds can be major pests of home lawns. Due to differences in color, leaf size, shape and growth habit, weeds detract from the natural beauty of desirable turfgrasses. Additionally, weeds compete with turfgrasses for sunlight, soil moisture, nutrients and space. Many weeds can quickly become the dominant species in a lawn. This publication contains comprehensive information about weed control in home lawns.
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Extension Publications
  • 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.
  • Vegetable Garden Calendar (C 943) The recommendations in this circular are based on long-term average dates of the last killing frost in the spring and first killing frost in the fall. Every year does not conform to the "average," so you should use your own judgment about advancing or delaying the time for each job, depending on weather conditions.
  • Commercial Tomato Production Handbook (B 1312) This publication is a joint effort of the seven disciplines that comprise the Georgia Vegetable Team. It is comprised of 14 topics on tomato, including history of tomato production, cultural practices, pest management, harvesting, handling and marketing. This publication provides information that will assist producers in improving the profitability of tomato production, whether they are new or experienced producers.
  • Key to Diseases of Oaks in the Landscape (B 1286) This publication contains a guide to diseases of oak trees in the landscape.
  • Weights and Processed Yields of Fruits and Vegetables (C 780) Marketing fresh fruits and vegetables at farmers markets, roadside markets, and pick-your-own farms is an important and growing method of marketing. However, many of the containers used are not practical for consumers.
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