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Extension News
  • Blueberry Month link Originally called 'star berries,' blueberries have a five-pointed star on one end. By Barbara Worley | Published: 7/18/2018
  • New Southwest District Director link Scarrow to replace Tim Varnedore, who is retiring July 31. By Clint Thompson | Published: 7/17/2018
  • Garden Promotion link Events bring people into community gardens and encourage involvement. By Becky Griffin | Published: 7/16/2018
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Upcoming Events
  • Jul 16 - Jul 21 Marine Resources Camp (6th - 8th grade) Marine Resources Camp (6th - 8th grade) at Burton 4-H Center on Tybee Island Tybee Island, GA - (215.0 Miles)
  • Jul 19 4-H Day at the Atlanta History Center Calling all history buffs! Experience history come alive during the 2018 4-H Day at the Atlanta History Center. Enjoy hands-on activities and exploring the historic Smith Family Farm, Wood Family Cabin, native plant quarry, and interactive exhibits. Program activities include ethnobotany, visiting the Smith Family Farm animals, learning about beekeeping, planting seeds, and more! Open to 4th-12th graders. Participants are asked to bring a sack lunch. Cost = $6 Questions? Contact Laurie Murrah-Hanson at laurs@uga.edu. Atlanta, GA - (106.0 Miles)
  • Jul 24 - Jul 28 State 4-H Congress State 4-H Congress Atlanta, GA - (112.0 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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