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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
  • Scout Peanuts for Lesser Cornstalk Boers Scout Peanuts for Lesser Cornstalk Boers Posted by dscurry on Jun 21, 2022 It’s hot and dry, which means lesser cornstalk borers (LCB) will most likely be an issue in peanuts in 2022. Lesser cornstalk borers thrive in hot, dry conditions, and they generally do very poorly in fields that receive adequate moisture, but irrigated fields are not immune from attack. We do...
  • Peanut Pointers June 2022 Posted by dscurry on Jun 13, 2022 Early to Mid-Season Irrigation for PeanutsWesley Porter, Extension Precision Ag and Irrigation Specialist, UGADavid Hall, Extension Water Educator, UGAJason Mallard, Extension Water Agent, UGA Similar to May of 2021 which was very hot and dry, we had some very hot and dry weather during Mayof 2022, dry enough that we...
  • June 2022 Cotton Newsletter Posted by dscurry on Jun 9, 2022 Articles in this month’s issue include: June Mid-Season Irrigation Update (David Hall, Jason Mallard, Wesley Porter) June 2022 Weather and Climate Outlook (Pam Knox) Sprayer Considerations (Simer Virk, Eric Prostko, Wesley Porter) Crop Monitoring and Management (John Snider, Ved Parkash, Gurpreet Virk, Camp Hand) Agronomic Update (Camp Hand) Tarnished Plant...
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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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  • Magic in the Air Magic in the Air Standing in the new darkness of a 100-acre wood on a recent summer evening, a group of University of Georgia entomology graduate students witnessed magic in the air — literally — as thousands of fireflies of different species rose from the forest floor to flash their luminescent love songs to hopeful mates hiding below. By Michele Hatcher | Published: 6/29/2022
  • Refugee Disease Risk Refugee Disease Risk The study included COVID-19, antimicrobial-resistant pathogens, and the impact that susceptibility has on refugee health and the health of the global community at large. By Jennifer L Reynolds | Published: 6/28/2022
  • Georgia 4-H Horse Show Georgia 4-H Horse Show Georgia 4-H hosted 129 competitors for the 4-H State Horse Show that took place June 7 through 11 at the Georgia National Fair Grounds in Perry. By Josie Smith | Published: 6/27/2022
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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.