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The Stewart County Cooperative Extension Office extends lifelong learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education. Our staff is dedicated to improving the lives of residents of Stewart County through programming in three different program areas including 4-H, Ag and Natural Resources, and Family and Consumer Sciences.

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Extension News
Pepper Weevils link Seventy percent of the winter peppers imported into the US are grown in Mexico, where weevils originate. By Clint Thompson | Published: 5/22/2018
Flea Fights link Get a hold on flea populations early to avoid a months-long battle. By Clint Thompson, Merritt Melancon | Published: 5/17/2018
Accommodating Gardens link Gardens should be designed to accommodate the gardener. By Clint Thompson, Merritt Melancon, Josh Fuder | Published: 5/17/2018
New Fruit link Wild seeds from Australia may help scientists breed new fruit varieties. By Clint Thompson, Merritt Melancon, Josh Fuder, Sharon Dowdy | Published: 5/3/2018
Lawn Irrigation link Too much water can hurt Georgia lawns and waste water. By Clint Thompson, Merritt Melancon, Josh Fuder, Sharon Dowdy, 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 Clint Thompson, Merritt Melancon, Josh Fuder, Sharon Dowdy, Carole Hicks Knight, Clint Thompson, Julie Jernigan | Published: 5/3/2018
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Upcoming Events
Jun 2 Chattahoochee Valley Daylily Festival Columbus, GA - (35.0 miles) Enjoy the Daylilies in full bloom at the Columbus Botanical Garden. Purchase from a wide variety of Daylilies. Free Daylily class and demos will be conducted in the afternoon. Stay for the day and enjoy arts and crafts as well as local food vendors. Daylily Show begins at 1:15. Free admission.
Jun 25 Egg Candling Certification Class Roberta, GA - (66.0 miles) To be sold, all chicken eggs must be evaluated by a certified grader and appropriately packaged and labeled in accordance with the Georgia Egg Law and Georgia Food Act. Become a certified egg candler with this course hosted by Crawford County Extension and the Georgia Department of Agriculture. Lunch included with registration fee.
Sep 4 - Oct 30 Columbus Master Naturalist Class Columbus, GA - (26.0 miles) 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.
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