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Mar 26 Storm Damaged Tree Clean-up Training Storm Damaged Tree Cleanup Training March 26, 2019 9 am- 3pm Griffin, GA Private Sector Only (Public Sector contact Ellen Bauske) All tree care workers face the danger of storm-damaged trees that must be urgently removed. A North American Training Solutions instructor will explain and demonstrate rigging, distance release techniques, and handling wood under pressure. Participants will learn how to handle leaners, snags, hangers, and other frequently encountered challenges. Griffin, GA - (75.0 Miles)
Mar 28 Step Up and Lead at Camp Jekyll Step Up and Lead is a youth leadership conference designed and facilitated by youth development professionals for 4th-8th grade students, featuring exciting, interactive workshops that promote leadership, public speaking, teamwork, and collaboration! Schools are encouraged to register and bring student government members, club officers, or other emerging youth leaders. Jekyll Island, GA - (155.0 Miles)
Mar 28 Urban Forestry Workshop: Up, Down and on the Ground! Join us for a chainsaw safety workshop covering safe handling methods, hazard management and personal protective equipment for 1 ISA CEU hour. This will be followed by a viewing of the latest Getting the Best of Pests, covering forestry pests and diseases that can eventually lead to tree decline. GtBoP offers 2 CEUs for pesticide categories 21, 23, 24, 27, 31, 32, 35, 37, 10 (private). Atlanta, GA - (109.0 Miles)
Mar 29 2019 Forestry and Wildlife Management Field Day Join UGA Cooperative Extension for our second annual Forestry and Wildlife field day. The purpose of this course is to introduce forest management for wildlife. The primary goal is to focus on the relationship between timber management and the habitat needs of wildlife. Attendees will have the opportunity to earn CLEs, CFEs, and Commercial/Private applicators credits (4 hours CAT 23,24--2 hours Private). Attendees will also receive a notebook with all of the information that will be covered during the field day and a Forestry and Wildlife Field Day Hat. Gray, GA - (30.0 Miles)
Your Household Water Quality: Odors in Your Water (C 1016) Homeowners sometimes experience unpleasant odors in their household water. In many cases, the exact cause of the odor is difficult to determine by water testing; however, this publication provides a few general recommendations for treating some common causes of household water odors.
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.
Pecan Course link Daylong workshop will cover variety selection, pest management, irrigation and fertilization.
Mosquito-borne Virus link Use insect repellent and wear long sleeves and pants to protect yourself.
Spring Ant Control link Labels and patience are the keys to safe, effective fire ant control.