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The Master Gardener Extension Volunteer (MGEV) program in Georgia is a volunteer training program designed to help University of Georgia Cooperative Extension staff transfer research-based information about gardening and related subjects to the public by training home gardeners to be volunteer educators. Through active MGEV programs in many Georgia counties, UGA Cooperative Extension is able to reach out and serve more citizens with educational programming and demonstrations. 


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Extension News
Watermelon Crop link Downy mildew thrives in wet, humid conditions, using moisture on the plant's surface for successful spore germination. By Clint Thompson | Published: 5/23/2018
Scouting link The life cycles of some insect pests are so short that missing a week of scouting can lead to increased pests and damaged crops. By Clint Thompson, Becky Griffin | Published: 5/23/2018
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Upcoming Events
May 29 Secret Understandings of Trees: Careful Beginnings, Riotous Living, & Catastrophic Endings Fayetteville, GA Tree life is filled with patient, progressive expansion, and shedding. A large tree has relatively few living cells, but must colonize and control large expanses of resource - containing space. The environment conspires to constrain tree life, and trees fight against this ecological friction to grow, thrive and reproduce. Tree understandings include biology and structure – how they survive on harsh sites, stand against storm winds and gravity, and usually outlive us by three generations. Join Kim Coder, Professor of Tree Biology & Health Care at the University of Georgia, Athens.
Jun 2 Chattahoochee Valley Daylily Festival Columbus, GA 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 5 Using Native Plants in Your Garden Fayetteville, GA Learn the benefits of using native plants and examples that are well-adapted to our area. Discover sources of information about native plants and how transitioning to mainly natives can lower your garden maintenance. You'll also learn about problems created by exotic plants and which ones to avoid.
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From Our Trellis Blog
2019 Search for Excellence Awards Posted by sdorn on May 2, 2018 from the International Master Gardener Conference Update Newsletter… There’s something exciting that’s been added to the International Master Gardener Conference website!  So many have been asking when Search for Excellence (SFE) would be posted… the answer is NOW!  Use the links below to read all about SFE and how your...
MGEVs, Thank you! Posted by sdorn on Apr 20, 2018 As Master Gardeners, you understand the awe and wonder that our plants can inspire. As Master Gardeners, you remember the importance of your early gardening experiences with a grandfather… As Master Gardeners, you know the importance of good gardening advice from experts… As Master Gardeners, you know that plants and...
Pesticides, People, & Pollinators Posted by sarahdh on Mar 19, 2018 Here is a free webinar! This is a great continuing education opportunity!   Pesticides, People, and Pollinators: Answers to Tricky Pesticide Questions for Master Gardeners Discussing pesticides with the public can be tricky, even for trained professionals. Master Gardeners are on the front line, providing information directly to the public on...
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