UGA Extension Office

Agriculture & Natural Resources

WELCOME new Pike County ANR agent, Brooklyne Wassel, August 1, 2018.

Currently agricultural needs are serviced by Spalding County ANR 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
  • Flea Fights link Get a hold on flea populations early to avoid a months-long battle. By Merritt Melancon | Published: 5/17/2018
  • Accommodating Gardens link Gardens should be designed to accommodate the gardener. By Merritt Melancon, Josh Fuder | Published: 5/17/2018
  • Scouting Schools link Annual crop scouting schools will be held in Tifton and Midville, Georgia. By Merritt Melancon, Josh Fuder, Clint Thompson | Published: 5/15/2018
  • New Fruit link Wild seeds from Australia may help scientists breed new fruit varieties. By Merritt Melancon, Josh Fuder, Clint Thompson, Sharon Dowdy | Published: 5/3/2018
  • Indoor Pollen link Reduce indoor pollen by keeping windows closed, cleaning often, UGA expert says. By Merritt Melancon, Josh Fuder, Clint Thompson, Sharon Dowdy, Alexis Roberts | Published: 5/9/2018
  • Cotton Crop link UGA Cotton Team believes producers can expect to price a portion of this year's crop between 72 and 75 cents per pound. By Merritt Melancon, Josh Fuder, Clint Thompson, Sharon Dowdy, Alexis Roberts, Julie Jernigan | Published: 5/8/2018
  • Cool Spring link April ushered in a cool beginning to 2018 planting season. By Merritt Melancon, Josh Fuder, Clint Thompson, Sharon Dowdy, Alexis Roberts, Julie Jernigan, Pam Knox | Published: 5/7/2018
  • Lawn Irrigation link Too much water can hurt Georgia lawns and waste water. By Merritt Melancon, Josh Fuder, Clint Thompson, Sharon Dowdy, Alexis Roberts, Julie Jernigan, Pam Knox, Carole Hicks Knight | Published: 5/7/2018
  • New Pecan Entomologist link Most pressing pest problems for Georgia pecan producers include black and yellow pecan aphids, pecan weevils and ambrosia beetles. By Merritt Melancon, Josh Fuder, Clint Thompson, Sharon Dowdy, Alexis Roberts, Julie Jernigan, Pam Knox, Carole Hicks Knight, Clint Thompson, Julie Jernigan | Published: 5/3/2018
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Upcoming Events
  • May 19 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)
  • May 23 UGA Extension Gwinnett Category 24 Ornamental and Turf Pesticide Applicator Training The program will only cover category 24, ornamental and turf portion of the exam, not the general standards. The training will include hands-on material, handouts and a practice exam. Lawrenceville, GA
  • May 23 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)
  • May 24 UF/UGA Corn Silage and Forage Field Day Field day highlighting corn silage and forage production research updates Lake Alfred, FL - (379.0 Miles)
  • May 26 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)
  • May 30 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)
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