UGA Extension Office

Agriculture & Natural Resources

Here are some of our frequently requested services that can be found on this page:

 

Testing and Diagnostic Services (soil and water testing, plant tissue, feed and forages, trace element analyses)

Whether you'd like to increase your crop yield, grow healthier roses, test the quality of your drinking water, or make sure your creek isn't polluted, we can help. To submit samples for testing contact: UGA Extension Morgan County Office (706) 342-2214 or email: uge3211@uga.edu.

Through the UGA Agriculture and Environmental Services Laboratories (AESL) we provide testing for:

  • Soil analysis
  • Plant tissue analysis
  • Water quality
  • Pesticides and hazardous waste
  • Feeds and forages
  • Radon Testing (water)
  • Special analysis

 

Morgan County Agriculture Program Meetings:

Cotton Production Meeting

March 6, 2018-6:00 p.m., Morgan County Extension Office,                                                      440 Hancock Street, Madison, GA

UGA Extension Agronomists with the Cotton Team will discuss Weed Prevention and Control and ways to maximize yield. Meeting Flyer

1 Hour Pesticide Credit Available (Private and and Category 21)

This free meeting is sponsored by Deltapine and the GA Cotton Commission.  A lunch will be provided.  Please RSVP for an accurate head count for the the lunch.

Morgan County Regularly Scheduled Extension Meetings

  • Morgan County Cattlemen's Association - Meets on a quarterly basis, next meeting, March 5, 2018  Location: Bonner's Triple B Restaurant, Buckhead, GA.  For more information call (706) 342-2214. RSVP requested for meal reservations.
  • Morgan County Dairy Association - Next Meeting: TUESDAY, February 20, 2018- Bonner's Triple B Restaurant, Buckhead, GA.  Please call (706) 342-2214 for more information. RSVP requested for meal reservations by noon, Tuesday on the Meeting Date.
  • Morgan County Master Gardeners --Meetings will begin again in 2018 check back soon.  Location: Morgan County Extension Office, 440 Hancock Street, Madison, GA.  Call (706) 342-2214 for more information.
  • Morgan County Row Crop Association - Meets on a quarterly schedule, next meeting, Thursday, March 15, 2018  Please RSVP-Call (706) 342-2214 or for more information.

For more information about the above Association meetings, please call UGA Extension Morgan County, (706) 342-2214 or email uge3211@uga.edu.

 

Pesticide Safety, Training & Certification Information

 

Master Gardener Information

How Do I Become a Master Gardener?

If you want to learn more about gardening topics, the Master Gardener program might be just what you're looking for. Master Gardeners are part of the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension.

Throughout the U.S., Master Gardeners trade hours of training for hours of volunteering on community garden projects. The Master Gardener program is a great way to learn and to meet other gardeners.

If you are interested in becoming a Master Gardener in Morgan County, please call the Morgan County Extension Office (706) 342-2214.


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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 - (80.0 Miles)
  • Feb 21 Integrated Pest Management Blueberry Field Day Dr. Ash Sial, UGA IPM Coordinator will discuss gall midge, thrips and spotted wing drosophila IPM. Dr. Glen Rains, Entomology Professor, will also do a sprayer calibration demonstration. Pesticide credits will be applied. Lunch will be provided. http://blog.caes.uga.edu/blueberry/2018/02/blueberry-ipm-field-day/ Alma, GA - (152.0 Miles)
  • Feb 28 Fencing Field Day Hands-on field day discussing topics including: permanent fencing options, the use of temporary fencing, and fence troubleshooting. Tifton, GA - (147.0 Miles)
  • Mar 5 Vegetable Garden Workshop This class will educate participants in garden planning and preparation, composting, and pest and disease management. Forsyth, GA - (48.0 Miles)
  • Mar 6 Area Cotton Production Meeting- Morgan and adjacent Counties Growers will receive latest information on production practices and marketing issues presented by the UGA Cotton Team. This free meeting will begin 12:00 p.m. on Monday, March 06, 2018 with lunch provided. The Georgia Cotton Commission and Deltapine® are the sponsors. Dr. Jarred Whitaker, UGA Cotton Agronomist, will present the latest research. Please invite other producers to come and share in this informative meeting. * 1 hour private/commercial pesticide credit available * Please RSVP:706-342-2214 no later than Thursday, March 01, 2018 Madison, GA
  • Mar 13 Using Pesticides Wisely All pesticide applicators that plan to make applications of dicamba to dicamba tolerant crops or 2,4-D to 2,4-D tolerant crops in Georgia must attend a Using Pesticides Wisely(UPW) Training. Several training's are scheduled around the state. To provide growers in Northeast Georgia with a regional training, a UPW Training has been scheduled for Tuesday, March 13, 11:00 am at the Oglethorpe County Extension Office. All growers are strongly encouraged to bring their applicators with them. Please call (706)743-8341 to register. Deadline is March 9. Lunch will be served. Pesticide re-certification credits will be provided. Crawford, GA - (27.0 Miles)
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