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Georgians on topics including agriculture, the environment, families, food, lawn and garden,
Your Household Water Quality: Odors in Your Water
Vegetable Garden Calendar
Native Plants for Georgia Part I: Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vines
Common Terms Used in Animal Feeding and Nutrition
Bacterial Leaf Scorch of Blueberry
A new disease has been identified in the Georgia blueberry production region. This disease has been named “bacterial leaf scorch." This publication includes identification and control methods. Published on Jan 30, 2016.
Vegetable Fumigant Systems for Plasticulture in Georgia
Effective alternatives to methyl bromide exist, but selecting the ideal fumigant, mulch, and herbicide program is challenging. Growers must better understand how soil texture, moisture, bed compaction, and cultural practices influence fumigant activity, planting intervals, and off-gassing concerns. This circular is provided to assist growers with developing the most effective fumigant system for their farm in 2016. Published on Jan 30, 2014.
Factors to Consider in Selecting a Farm Irrigation System
The majority of agricultural irrigation systems in Georgia fit into one of two broad categories: sprinkler irrigation and micro-irrigation. Sprinkler irrigation systems include center pivot, linear move, traveling gun, permanent set and solid set. Micro-irrigation systems include drip (or trickle) irrigation and micro-sprinklers. No one system is best for every application. Once you decide to install an irrigation system, you must consider several important factors before deciding which system is best for your situation. This publication is intended primarily for the farmer who has made the decision to irrigate and is in the process of deciding what type system will best fit into his or her operation. Published on Dec 30, 2015.
Household Water Quality Series: Radon in Your Water
Radon is a naturally occurring, radioactive gas formed from the decay of uranium and radium found in geologic deposits. Exposure to radon gas most commonly occurs through elevated levels in home air. However, in Georgia and neighboring states there is a lesser, though still significant, risk of exposure to radon dissolved in drinking water. This circular addresses the issues on its occurrence, human exposure pathways, testing, interpretations, and remediation strategies. Published on Dec 31, 2015.