UGA Extension Office

Agriculture & Natural Resources

Pike County Agricultural needs are serviced by Spalding County AG Agent, Wade Hutcheson.

Contact information for Mr. Hutcheson:  Email: hutch@uga.edu and Phone: 770-467-4225  

Below and on the left tab, you will find some of the most commonly requested information and services that are offered by the Pike County Extension Office.


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
  • Flower Gardens link Growing cut flowers at home is possible with the right knowledge. By Cristina deRevere, Paul A. Thomas | Published: 2/15/2018
  • Conservation Innovation Grant link The grant supports UGA CAES research on the Tifton campus through July 2020. By Cristina deRevere, Paul A. Thomas, Clint Thompson | Published: 2/15/2018
  • Seed Shopping link Add some unique vegetables to your spring garden by ordering through a seed catalog. By Cristina deRevere, Paul A. Thomas, Clint Thompson, Alicia Holloway | Published: 2/15/2018
  • Cowpea Curculio link UGA entomologist David Riley compares cowpea curculio's effect on peas to the boll weevil's impact on cotton. By Cristina deRevere, Paul A. Thomas, Clint Thompson, Alicia Holloway, Julie Jernigan | Published: 2/9/2018
  • Cool, dry January link Despite some soggy rain and snow storms, much of the state received less precipitation than normal last month. By Cristina deRevere, Paul A. Thomas, Clint Thompson, Alicia Holloway, Julie Jernigan, Pam Knox | Published: 2/8/2018
  • Homegrown Roses link Valentine's Day By Cristina deRevere, Paul A. Thomas, Clint Thompson, Alicia Holloway, Julie Jernigan, Pam Knox, Sharon Dowdy | Published: 2/8/2018
  • Blueberry Disease link Lime sulfur can reduce the amount of inoculum carried over from one growing season to the next. By Cristina deRevere, Paul A. Thomas, Clint Thompson, Alicia Holloway, Julie Jernigan, Pam Knox, Sharon Dowdy, Clint Thompson | Published: 2/7/2018
  • Peach Crop link Chilly temps bring hope to Georgia's peach farmers. By Cristina deRevere, Paul A. Thomas, Clint Thompson, Alicia Holloway, Julie Jernigan, Pam Knox, Sharon Dowdy, Clint Thompson, Merritt Melancon | Published: 2/1/2018
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Upcoming Events
  • 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 - (153.0 Miles)
  • Feb 21 Irrigation Efficiency and Scheduling Meeting This meeting will be a multi county event that includes, but not limited to, Bleckley, Dodge, Laurens, Pulaski, Twiggs and Wilkinson County. The agenda consists of Ag Water conservation cost share opportunities, irrigation scheduling methods, chemigation/fertigation, the importance of applying Ag Water irrigation uniformly, and Georgia EPD updates. A sponsored meal will be provided and 2 hours private along with 3 hours Commercial pesticide credits will be given. Please RSVP by Monday February 19, 2018 to the Bleckley County Extension office at 478-934-3220. Cochran, GA - (74.0 Miles)
  • Feb 22 Pruning Techniques Study the basic principles of pruning to maintain the health of your landscape. Learn the art of making the proper cuts and the science of knowing how and when to prune for maximum benefits. Thursday, February 22, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Homegrown Gardening Series ~ 2018 Spalding County Extension presents a series of gardening classes at the Spalding County Extension office lead by Agricultural & Natural Resources Extension Agent, Wade Hutcheson. Spalding County Extension office is located at: 835 Memorial Drive, Griffin, GA 30223. To register or for more information contact Spalding County Extension @ 770-467-4225 or email: uge2255@uga.edu Griffin, GA - (14.0 Miles)
  • Feb 23 Small Engine Maintenance and Repair Workshop This program will cover how to properly troubleshoot and maintain common garden and landscape equipment. Participants will be taught the basics of how to tune up equipment, winterize, as well as basic troubleshooting and repair procedures. The program will also go into detail on how to properly sharpen everything from knives to chainsaws. There will be discussion on tools and diagnostic equipment that are essential for repairing and servicing small engines. Bob Westerfield, Extension Horticulturist, and Brian Maddy, Troup County Extension agent, will be the program speakers. Griffin, GA - (14.0 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 - (121.0 Miles)
  • Mar 1 Turf Grass Green-up The class offers training for establishment and maintenance practices for turf grass. If your lawn is not quite what you want it to be, learn how you can improve it. Planning to establish a new lawn? Take this class first. Thursday, March 1, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Homegrown Gardening Series ~ 2018 Spalding County Extension presents a series of gardening classes at the Spalding County Extension office lead by Agricultural & Natural Resources Extension Agent, Wade Hutcheson. Spalding County Extension office is located at: 835 Memorial Drive, Griffin, GA 30223. To register or for more information contact Spalding County Extension @ 770-467-4225 or email: uge2255@uga.edu Griffin, GA - (14.0 Miles)
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