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  • Pollinator Habitats link Plant trees for bees, butterflies and other pollinators. By Paul Pugliese, Elizabeth Benton | Published: 12/15/2017
  • Shady Spots link UGA experts say pollinators like flowers in shade gardens, too. By Paul Pugliese, Elizabeth Benton, Paul Pugliese, Elizabeth Benton | Published: 12/15/2017
  • Live Christmas Trees link Rooted trees can be used indoors for the holidays and be planted afterwards. By Paul Pugliese, Elizabeth Benton, Paul Pugliese, Elizabeth Benton, Paul Pugliese | Published: 12/14/2017
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Upcoming Events
  • Jan 6, 2018 - Jan 8, 2018 Counselor Selection Weekend Georgia 4-H'ers try out at Rock Eagle 4-H Center for a coveted summer counselor position at one of Georgia's five 4-H centers. Eatonton, GA - (83.0 Miles)
  • Jan 10, 2018 - Jan 11, 2018 ServSafe Manager Certification Training and Exam UGA Rockdale County Extension provides the Nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for food service managers from the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). Upon successful completion of the ServSafe® examination, the ServSafe® Food Protection Manager certificate will be issued by the NRAEF. The training is from 8:45am-3:30pm, both days. $140.00 Conyers, GA - (55.0 Miles)
  • Jan 18, 2018 Building Baby's Brains (Session 1) Childcare Professionals Training Interactions with adults are experiences. Experiences are necessary for brain growth. Childcare professionals will learn more about their role in brain development for babies and young children during four 2-hour interactive sessions. This training is provided by a Bright from the Start Approved Entity. Watkinsville, GA - (92.0 Miles)
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A direct link is https://t.uga.edu/3wF. Additionally, there are stories about hurricane preparedness, emergency food, and emergency preparedness that are helpful.

Natural Disasters in Georgia  generally happen suddenly, leaving us with little time to prepare. To help the citizens of Georgia prepare for natural disasters before they occur, the Natural Disasters website provides valuable, and possibly life-saving, information on floods, hurricanes, drought and other natural disasters.

Disaster Preparation & Recovery

Anyone may fall victim to disasters, such as fires, flooding, severe storms, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, etc. The best thing you can do is be prepared before. It will help with recovery after the disaster. Visit the University of Georgia PreparationTips & Resources web page for more information.
Apiary Hurricane Preparedness

Hello Fellow Georgians. We received the below information from Mary Bammer, Extension Coordinator for the University of Florida Honey Bee Research and Extension Lab and we wanted to pass it on to you as well since this post has some great information on how to secure our hives.

As you are preparing for the probable arrival of Hurricane Irma to Georgia, your safety, and that of your family and neighbors is the top priority. As long as you are otherwise safe and prepared, please take a few minutes to consider preparing your apiary as well. Below are some recommendations that may help your colonies weather the storm*.

Move hives from low-lying areas. Colonies in depressions (even those on pallets) may be flooded. Alternatively or in addition to relocation, colonies may be secured to hive stands.
Move hives away from trees. Falling tree limbs can be detrimental to your apiary in a storm.
Secure hives with ratchet straps. Positioning straps vertically around an entire hive may keep the hive bodies and lid secured to the bottom board. Stapling the lid to the boxes may also help.
Fasten hives to a post. Drive a t-post or piece of rebar into the ground near your hive(s) then secure the hive(s) to the bar with a horizontally placed ratchet strap. This may help keep your colonies upright in strong winds.
Tilt hives slightly forward to prevent water from accumulating in the bottom (if you use solid bottom boards).
Remove any external hive feeders to prevent them from being blown off, possibly further exposing your colonies to wind and rain.

*Note, the stronger the storm is, the less effective the above precautions may be.

We hope that you, your family, and your apiary stay safe during this storm!

 

 

Meriwether County Extension Office

Our mission is to extend life long learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education in agriculture, the environment, communities, youth and families.

The Meriwether County Extension office offers residents many Agricultural Services including but not limited to soil and water analysis along with in person consultations with our Ag Agent, educational publications and information on a wide array of homeowner, farmer and consumer topics. Free publications are available at our office or online. Through Meriwether County Extension we also have the 4-H youth development program in which students ages 9-19 can participate in numerous 4-H activities. Our 4-H Associate provides in school club meetings monthly.

Meriwether County is located in West Central Georgia. The county seat is in Greenville, Ga. The county is rich in history and culture offering many places to visit. The county offers many areas suitable for business activities. Meriwether County is home to the Little White House, National Fish Hatchery, and many other tourist and historical attractions.

 

Office Hours

Our office is open Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. We are located at 1250 Terrell, Street, Greenville, GA 3022. Come by and visit us today.


Meriwether County Georgia Official Government Website

Visit Meriwether County's website to find out what's going on in your community.

 


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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