UGA Extension Office

Agriculture & Natural Resources

ANR Agent, Brooklyne Wassel

If you have any concerns please call 678-588-3153. 

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
  • Downed Trees link Study downed trees for clues on how to prevent future losses, UGA expert says. By Paul Pugliese | Published: 9/13/2017
  • Flooded Wells link Wells may be contaminated after Hurricane Irma flooding, but they can be cleared. By Merritt Melancon, Gary L. Hawkins | Published: 9/11/2017
  • Emergency Preparedness link UGA Extension helps Georgians prepare for emergencies and recover from disasters. By Merritt Melancon, Michael J. Martin | Published: 9/6/2017
  • Emergency Food link UGA Extension recommends families keep at least a three-day emergency food supply on hand. By Sharon Dowdy | Published: 9/6/2017
  • Hurricane Michael link Agricultural areas, especially where vegetables are grown, are severely impacted by flood events that result from heavy precipitation. By Laurel L Dunn, Andre Luiz Biscaia Ribeiro da Silva | Published: 10/9/2018
  • Joro Spiders link Joro spiders making north Georgia yards look extra spooky this year. By Sage Barnard | Published: 10/11/2018
  • Safe Eggs link Throw away or return recalled eggs and cook future egg dishes safely. By Judy Harrison | Published: 10/9/2018
  • Downy Mildew Disease link The downy mildew that impacts grape production is caused by the water mold Plasmopara viticola. By Clint Thompson | Published: 10/10/2018
  • Irrigating Peanuts link UGA researchers advise peanut farmers to reduce watering from 23 inches to 18 inches. By Bryce Ethridge | Published: 10/3/2018
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Upcoming Events
  • Sep 4 - Oct 30 Columbus Master Naturalist Class The Georgia Master Naturalist is a nine week hands-on environmental education course that explores habitats and ecosystems in Georgia and human impacts on those environments. Our class will focus specifically on Central Georgia and urban ecosystems. Class will feature in-depth lectures from regional experts, kayaking in oxbow lakes, a geology hike at Providence Canyon, and other unique hands-on learning opportunities. Class size is limited. Deadline to register is August 6th. Call UGA Extension Columbus to register: 706-653-4200. Columbus, GA - (60.0 Miles)
  • Oct 16 Growing Backyard Fruit Trees Learn how to grow apples, pears, plums, peaches, and pomegranates. Pest control, pruning, fertilization, maintenance and more will be discussed to maximize your backyard fruit production. Jeffersonville, GA - (64.0 Miles)
  • Oct 17 Jonesboro Farmers Market The Jonesboro Farmers Market is attracting more vendors and urban farmers to the market this year. There is no charge for farmers/vendors to participate at the market, which makes the market unique. The market's vendors include urban farmers with a variety of locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables, cottage food vendors with an array of homemade products and a handful of vendors selling house plants and vegetable seedlings to start your backyard garden. UGA Clayton County Master Gardener Extension volunteers are at every market day sharing Extension gardening information. The market will also continue its live food preparation/nutrition demonstrations on occasional market days. Jonesboro, GA - (29.0 Miles)
  • Oct 18 Growing Citrus In The South Can you grow citrus fruits in South Georgia? Yes you can! Learn which citrus varieties are best suited for our area and how to grow them successfully so you can enjoy some Georgia citrus. Jeffersonville, GA - (64.0 Miles)
  • Oct 20 Jonesboro Farmers Market The Jonesboro Farmers Market is attracting more vendors and urban farmers to the market this year. There is no charge for farmers/vendors to participate at the market, which makes the market unique. The market's vendors include urban farmers with a variety of locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables, cottage food vendors with an array of homemade products and a handful of vendors selling house plants and vegetable seedlings to start your backyard garden. UGA Clayton County Master Gardener Extension volunteers are at every market day sharing Extension gardening information. The market will also continue its live food preparation/nutrition demonstrations on occasional market days. Jonesboro, GA - (29.0 Miles)
  • Oct 23 Area Beef Cattle Feild Day in Butts County Heifer Development, Breeding Management, Ways to reduce Calving Losses, Conservation Practices on Grazing Lands, Live Demonstrations. Limited space available Jackson, GA - (24.0 Miles)
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