UGA Extension Office

Agriculture & Natural Resources

We encourage everyone to come by and meet our new Agriculture Agent Joshua Presley! 


Staff Listing
Joshua Presley Agriculture & Natural Resources Public Service Professional j.presley@uga.edu 770-535-8290
Extension News
Pests in Schools link Pest control operators across the Southeast can enroll in UGA program to learn to control pests in schools. By Cristina deRevere | Published: 8/14/2018
Vineyard Tour link Georgia wine growers open up their vineyards for early August farm tour. By 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 Cristina deRevere, Merritt Melancon, Sharon Dowdy | Published: 8/9/2018
Mosquito Season link Mosquitos are on the move across Georgia. By Cristina deRevere, Merritt Melancon, Sharon Dowdy, Merritt Melancon | Published: 8/9/2018
Creepy Crawlers link Worm-like, multi-leg critters come out at night and hunt for cockroaches. By Cristina deRevere, Merritt Melancon, Sharon Dowdy, Merritt Melancon, Michael Abney | Published: 8/9/2018
Live from the Lab link Science questions and science answers available Live from the Lab this fall. By Cristina deRevere, Merritt Melancon, Sharon Dowdy, Merritt Melancon, Michael Abney, Merritt Melancon | Published: 7/5/2018
Turf & Ornamentals link Two educational sessions available to landscapers after UGA turf day on Aug. 9. By Cristina deRevere, Merritt Melancon, Sharon Dowdy, Merritt Melancon, Michael Abney, Merritt Melancon, Sharon Dowdy | Published: 8/2/2018
Bee Watching link Insect-watching is the new backyard hobby. By Cristina deRevere, Merritt Melancon, Sharon Dowdy, Merritt Melancon, Michael Abney, Merritt Melancon, Sharon Dowdy, Becky Griffin | Published: 8/2/2018
Winter Chores link Winter garden chores include cleaning and sharpening gardening tools and enriching garden soil. By Cristina deRevere, Merritt Melancon, Sharon Dowdy, Merritt Melancon, Michael Abney, Merritt Melancon, Sharon Dowdy, Becky Griffin, Mary Carol Sheffield | Published: 2/1/2018
Equipment Workshop link UGA Extension class will teach gardeners how to select, care for and maintain commonly used equipment. By Cristina deRevere, Merritt Melancon, Sharon Dowdy, Merritt Melancon, Michael Abney, Merritt Melancon, Sharon Dowdy, Becky Griffin, Mary Carol Sheffield, Sharon Dowdy | Published: 2/2/2018
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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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