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Extension News
  • Pecan Course link Daylong workshop will cover variety selection, pest management, irrigation and fertilization. By Bryce Ethridge | Published: 3/25/2019
  • Mosquito-borne Virus link Use insect repellent and wear long sleeves and pants to protect yourself. By Elmer Gray | Published: 3/25/2019
  • Spring Ant Control link Labels and patience are the keys to safe, effective fire ant control. By Merritt Melancon | Published: 3/18/2019
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Upcoming Events
  • Apr 11 Area Poultry Judging Contest-Tift Co. Area Poultry Judging Contest-Tift Co. Tifton, GA - (46.0 Miles)
  • Apr 29 Lunch & Learn: Green Cleaning Join Monroe County Extension in a monthly Lunch & Learn for informative programs and a delicious lunch! People spend an average of 90 percent of their time indoors. Studies conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) show levels of several common organic pollutants to be two to five times higher inside homes than outside. Many of these pollutants come from the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) released from household cleaning products. Indoor pollutants can be reduced by limiting the number of chemicals used indoors. By following three basic guidelines you can improve your indoor environment, save money and help conserve natural resources. Forsyth, GA - (90.0 Miles)
  • May 20 Lunch & Learn: Water Testing/Checking Your Well Join Monroe County Extension in a monthly Lunch & Learn for informative programs and a delicious lunch! Does your main water source come from a well? When was the last time you tested your well water? Did you know that you could have you well water and other water tests conducted through the Monroe County Extension Office? This month's Lunch & Learn will focus on water testing, results, and well head maintenance. Forsyth, GA - (90.0 Miles)
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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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