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Upcoming Events
  • Feb 19 Disease Control in Row Crops Dr. Bob Kemerait, UGA Extension Plant Pathologist will discuss disease control in Grain Corn, Peanuts, Soybeans, and Cotton. Pesticide license re-certification credit will be offered for Commercial License, Cat. 21-2 hours, and Private Pesticide Applicators-1 hour. East Dublin, GA - (143.0 Miles)
  • Feb 20 - Feb 22 Preventive Controls for Human Food This course uses industry-specific sample food safety plans, in addition to the standardized curriculum developed by FSPCA to train and qualify attendees to be Preventive Controls Qualified Individuals. The goal is to provide participants with the skills and knowledge to design, implement, document, and maintain a comprehensive food safety plan for a food processor to ensure the safe processing and packaging of products consumption. Athens, GA - (111.0 Miles)
  • Feb 20 - Feb 21 ServSafe Manager Training UGA Spalding County Extension provides the nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for food service professionals from the National Restaurant Association. Successful completion of the exam results in certification from NRAEF. The fee of $140 includes course book, educational materials, instruction, exam and refreshments. Pre-registration required, please contact our office. Griffin, GA - (50.0 Miles)
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Extension News
Pest Management Field Day link University of Georgia blueberry research will be on display at a field day in Alma next week By Cristina deRevere | Published: 2/15/2018
Flu Prevention link A healthy diet can also protect against the flu. Flu symptoms include fever, chills, cough, sore throat and runny nose. By Cristina deRevere, Julie Jernigan | Published: 2/15/2018
Flower Gardens link Growing cut flowers at home is possible with the right knowledge. By Cristina deRevere, Julie Jernigan, Paul A. Thomas | Published: 2/15/2018
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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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