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Upcoming Events
  • Sep 25 Composting With Worms Learn how to turn garden waste like leaves, and food scraps into compost for your landscape. You will also learn how to make your own vermicomposting bin as well with a chance to win a worm bin for yourself. Jeffersonville, GA - (45.0 Miles)
  • Sep 27 Growing Flowering Bulbs Fall is a great time to plant flowering bulbs for a vibrant spring bloom next year. Learn how to properly plant and maintain flowering bulbs in your landscape regarding site selection, bulb varieties and more! Jeffersonville, GA - (45.0 Miles)
  • Oct 2 NE District Cloverleaf Conference at Rock Eagle (Grades 4 - 6) 4-H'ers in grades 4 - 6 will enjoy classes taught by older 4-H members at Rock Eagle 4-H Center. Eatonton, GA
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Extension Publications
  • Native Plants for Georgia Part I: Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vines (B 987) This publication focuses on native trees, shrubs and woody vines for Georgia. It is not our intent to describe all native species — just those available in the nursery trade and those that the authors feel have potential for nursery production and landscape use. Rare or endangered species are not described. Information on each plant is provided according to the following categories: Common Name(s)/Botanical Name/Family, Characteristics, Landscape Uses, Size, Zones and Habitat.
  • Conversion Tables, Formulas and Suggested Guidelines for Horticultural Use (B 931) Pesticide and fertilizer recommendations are often made on a pounds per acre and tons per acre basis. While these may be applicable to field production of many crops, orchardists, nurserymen and greenhouse operators often must convert these recommendations to smaller areas, such as row feet, square feet, or even per tree or per pot. Thus pints, cups, ounces, tablespoons and teaspoons are the common units of measure. The conversion is frequently complicated by metric units of measure. This publication is designed to aid growers in making these calculations and conversions, and also provides other data useful in the management, planning and operation of horticultural enterprises.
  • Vegetable Garden Calendar (C 943) The recommendations in this circular are based on long-term average dates of the last killing frost in the spring and first killing frost in the fall. Every year does not conform to the "average," so you should use your own judgment about advancing or delaying the time for each job, depending on weather conditions.
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