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
  • Wood Ash link UGA specialist says that, used sparingly, wood ash can help establish a healthy pH level in garden soil. By Sharon Dowdy | Published: 1/17/2019
  • Award Winners link Tim Coolong received the Donnie H. Morris Award of Excellence in Extension. By Clint Thompson, Julie Jernigan | Published: 1/17/2019
  • Timber Stands link Timber stand improvement method perfect for small-acreage landowners. By Michael Anthony Foster | Published: 1/15/2019
  • New Pecan Cultivar link Scab disease, which thrives in wet, humid conditions, can infect the nut in the early stages of development and cause the pecan to fall off. By Clint Thompson | Published: 1/9/2019
  • Mold Removal link As flood waters recede, cleanup begins. By Sharon Dowdy | Published: 1/9/2019
  • 2018 Weather link Last year's weather reduced fruit yields, delayed planting and blew down pecans, cotton and timber By Pam Knox | Published: 1/3/2019
  • Georgia Organics Conference link Annual conference is set for Feb. 8-9 at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center in Tifton, Georgia. By Clint Thompson | Published: 1/2/2019
  • Christmas Cactus link The secret to beautiful blooms on Christmas cacti is in how much light they get. By Paul Pugliese | Published: 12/20/2018
  • New Onion Agent link Tyson will continue the onion research being conducted at the Vidalia Onion and Vegetable Research Center. By Clint Thompson | Published: 12/26/2018
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Upcoming Events
  • Jan 24 GrassMasters Part 2 - Monroe County The GrassMasters Program is seven part program that offers background information to forage and hay production newcomers, and new techniques and tips to seasoned farmers who want to try something new this spring. The course will focus on the forages proven best for middle Georgia and strategies for grazing, maintaining soil fertility and health, and managing pests. Members of the UGA Forage Team and U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service staff members will teach all of the classes. Class two is "Fertilization of Perennial Grass" The cost for all seven parts of GrassMasters is $25, and the course is open to anyone interested in improving his or her knowledge of pastureland health or forage and hay production. Seating is limited, so interested farmers and landowners are encouraged to register as soon as possible. Additional class dates: -January 29 -January 31 -February 5 -February 7 -February 12 Forsyth, GA - (24.0 Miles)
  • Jan 25 Laurens County Cotton Production Meeting The UGA Extension office in Laurens County will have a Cotton Production Meeting on Friday, January 25, 2019 at the Cloverleaf Restaurant in East Dublin, Georgia from Noon to 2 p.m. Mark Freeman, East Georgia Extension Agronomist and Dr. Bob Kemerait, Extension Plant Pathologist will be the speakers. In addition, a representative from the Georgia Cotton Commission will give an update on the commission. Pesticide license recertification credits will be given for private and Category 21. There will be a sponsored meal. For more information about the meeting and to make a meal reservation, please call Sheila Wilcher at 478-272-2277. East Dublin, GA - (95.0 Miles)
  • Jan 29 Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop Are you unsure when to prune your fruit trees? Is you fruit trees not producing fruit? We’ve got you covered! UGA Extension will host a Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in the Morgan County Extension Office. Lucy Ray, Morgan County Extension Agent & Dr. Bob Westerfield, UGA Horticulture Consumer Fruits & Vegetable Specialist will present the program. Topics of discussion during the workshop will include best times to prune your plants, best pruning techniques, equipment handling and other important management techniques. We encourage you to attend & bring any questions you may have on fruit tree management! Lunch will be provided by Crowes BBQ. For more information or if you would like to attend please call the Morgan County Extension Office at 706-342-2214 by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, January 28, 2019 to RSVP. Note: 1 hour private or commercial pesticide credit will be available for those in attendance. Madison, GA - (61.0 Miles)
  • Jan 29 Fulton County Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop Time to cut it out, literally! If you're looking to establish an orchard on your farm or have overgrown fruit trees on your property, come to this hands on workshop to learn how to get the best fruits for your labors. We'll learn the basics of pruning fruiting vines, shrubs and trees and then head out to Good Samaritan's urban farm and orchard to put our knowledge to good use on their blueberries, apples, pears, peaches and figs. Please come prepared with a pair of hand pruners, lots of questions, and a can-prune attitude! RSVP to the Fulton County Cooperative Extension Office by January 28th to reserve your spot. 404-762-4077 Atlanta, GA - (49.0 Miles)
  • Jan 29 GrassMasters Part 3 - Monroe County The GrassMasters Program is seven part program that offers background information to forage and hay production newcomers, and new techniques and tips to seasoned farmers who want to try something new this spring. The course will focus on the forages proven best for middle Georgia and strategies for grazing, maintaining soil fertility and health, and managing pests. Members of the UGA Forage Team and U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service staff members will teach all of the classes. Class three is "Pest Management Strategies" The cost for all seven parts of GrassMasters is $25, and the course is open to anyone interested in improving his or her knowledge of pastureland health or forage and hay production. Seating is limited, so interested farmers and landowners are encouraged to register as soon as possible. Additional class dates: -January 31 -February 5 -February 7 -February 12 Forsyth, GA - (24.0 Miles)
  • Jan 29 Marketing Your Beef Locally - Starting a Retail Meat Business Learn about basic business finance and marketing for entrepreneurs. Dr. Kent Wolfe, Director, UGA Center for Agribusiness & Economic Development will explain keys to success or failure for an ag business start up? Learn from Nora Guzman what assistance is available through the Small Business Development Center to promote your success . Cartersville, GA, GA - (81.0 Miles)
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