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Agriculture & Natural Resources

What is a UGA Georgia Extension Agriculture Agent?

An agent extends lifelong learning to the people of Georgia through unbiased research-based education in agriculture, the environment and communities. 

They also help Georgians become healthier, more productive, financially independent and environmentally responsible by staying in touch with issues relevant to people in local communities.

 


Appling County Crop E-News
  • The US EPA announced today that it will revoke all tolerances for chlorpyrifos Posted by dscurry on Aug 19, 2021 The US EPA announced today that it will revoke all tolerances for chlorpyrifos. This will take effect 6 months after the final rule is published in the Federal Register. I do not know how long that will take, but I expect a matter of weeks. The link below will take...
  • Southeast Georgia Pecan Update Southeast Georgia Pecan Update Posted by dscurry on Jul 12, 2021 Articles in this issue: Pecan crop update; Herbicide options; Pecans and sulfur; Soil moisture meters; Low-input variety trial.
  • June 2021 Cotton Newsletter Posted by dscurry on Jun 12, 2021 Articles in this month’s issue include: 1. June Mid-Season Cotton Irrigation Update (David Hall and Wes Porter) 2. June Nematode and Disease Update (Bob Kemerait) 3. Spray Considerations (Simer Virk, Eric Prostko, and Wes Porter) 4. June expected to be wetter than normal; tropics quiet so far (Pam Knox) 5....
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Soil Testing For the Home Lawns and Gardens

Ensure your soil is productive! Get a soil test to determine the amount and kind of nutrients that should be added for the best growth of lawn, garden and other types of plants.  


Household Water Quality Publications

Is Your Water Safe to Drink?

Water from wells in Georgia is generally safe for consumption without treatment. Some waters, however, may contain disease-causing organisms that make them unsafe to drink. Well waters may also contain large amounts of minerals, making them too “hard” for uses such as laundering, bathing or cooking. Some contaminants may cause human health hazards and others can stain clothing and fixtures, cause objectionable tastes and odors, or corrode pipes and other system components.


Extension Publications
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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  • Holiday Gift Guide Holiday Gift Guide With supply chain issues affecting businesses worldwide, a great solution for consumers is to shop local when gift hunting this holiday season. By Leslie Matos | Published: 11/26/2021
  • 2022 Bulldog 100 2022 Bulldog 100 Nine CAES businesses earned spots on the list of the 100 fastest-growing UGA alumni-owned companies. By Leslie Matos | Published: 11/23/2021
  • Step into the Holidays Step into the Holidays Health and the holidays aren’t typically a natural fit, but a nationwide collaboration of Extension offices are changing that. By Carly Alyse Mirabile | Published: 11/23/2021
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Pecan Updates

Pecan Updates

The UGA Pecan Extension Blog is designed to provide timely information relevant to pecan production in Georgia for use by county extension agents and pecan producers.