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Deer Rut link Deer breeding time is determined in part by shorter days. By Michael Anthony Foster | Published: 12/12/2017
Golden Berry link Berries come in yellow, too, thanks to native hollies like possumhaw and winterberry. By Michael Anthony Foster, Norman Winter | Published: 12/7/2017
PlantTape Technology link All parts of onion production are being evaluated, including fertilizer and herbicide applications. By Michael Anthony Foster, Norman Winter, Clint Thompson | Published: 12/5/2017
Roadside Show link GDOT flower plantings make roadsides beautiful and can grow in home gardens, too. By Michael Anthony Foster, Norman Winter, Clint Thompson, Norman Winter | Published: 11/29/2017
Peach Crop link Georgia's peach crop requires a number of chill hours to produce each year. By Michael Anthony Foster, Norman Winter, Clint Thompson, Norman Winter, Clint Thompson | Published: 11/27/2017
Decorating with Plants link Decorating with live plants can help create a verdant feeling this holiday. By Michael Anthony Foster, Norman Winter, Clint Thompson, Norman Winter, Clint Thompson, Sage Barnard | Published: 11/24/2017
Gift Plants link Houseplants are having a moment — here's how to pick the best ones for holiday gifts. By Michael Anthony Foster, Norman Winter, Clint Thompson, Norman Winter, Clint Thompson, Sage Barnard, Christina Conner | Published: 11/21/2017
ColorMax Violas link Yellow ColorMax violas are so prolific they can be seen a mile away. By Michael Anthony Foster, Norman Winter, Clint Thompson, Norman Winter, Clint Thompson, Sage Barnard, Christina Conner, Norman Winter | Published: 11/20/2017
Pecan Harvest link All pecan varieties are currently being harvested, and due to early nut maturity, most of the harvest should be ready by early December. By Michael Anthony Foster, Norman Winter, Clint Thompson, Norman Winter, Clint Thompson, Sage Barnard, Christina Conner, Norman Winter, Clint Thompson | Published: 11/15/2017
"Snaptastic" Snapdragons link Snapdragons come in lots of colors and are deer resistant. By Michael Anthony Foster, Norman Winter, Clint Thompson, Norman Winter, Clint Thompson, Sage Barnard, Christina Conner, Norman Winter, Clint Thompson, Norman Winter | Published: 11/9/2017
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Extension Publications
  • Environmental Factors to Control when Brooding Chicks (B 1287) The main objective in brooding chicks is to efficiently and economically provide a comfortable, healthy environment for growing birds. Temperature, air quality, humidity and light are critical factors to consider. Failure to provide the adequate environment during the brooding period will reduce profitability, resulting in reduced growth and development, poorer feed conversion, and increased disease, condemnation and mortality.
  • Maximizing Poultry Manure Use through Nutrient Management Planning (B 1245) This publication provides current information about the appropriate application and most effective use of poultry fertilizer. It will also help poultry producers develop a simple nutrient management plan that meets permitting authority standards.
  • Poultry Litter Application on Pastures and Hayfields (B 1330) Poultry litter is widely used on pastures and hayfields in Georgia. There are many benefits when it is used wisely. Producers should use nutrient management planning and recommended rates to ensure poultry litter is used in ways that maximize its benefits without harming the environment.
  • Guidelines for Prospective Contract Hatching Egg Producers (B 1214) Producing more than 8 billion pounds of chicken meat requires the support of hatching egg producers. Hatching egg production is a very different business from broiler meat production, as it requires different management skills and greater labor commitments. Because of the uniqueness of the hatching egg business and the long-term investment demands for an operator, it is important that prospective producers understand the managerial and financial requirements before committing to this enterprise. The information in this publication should help those considering hatching egg production as a new enterprise.
  • Poultry Drinking Water Primer (B 1301) Water is a critical nutrient that receives little attention until a problem arises. Not only should producers make an effort to provide water in adequate quantity, they should also know what is in the water to be used in evaporative cooling systems and consumed by the birds.
  • Global Warming: How Does It Relate to Poultry? (B 1382) This publication provides information relevant for agriculture and other industries that are under increasing public pressure to reduce emissions of certain atmospheric gases. Explanations are given about greenhouse gases, carbon footprints, reducing fossil fuel use, alternative energy sources, manure management and carbon credits. Knowing your carbon footprint or energy use can help poultry producers reduce the amount of energy they use and improve their bottom line.
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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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