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  • Doster Harper Doster Harper Now a junior at the University of Georgia, Harper was named president of the 2020-21 National FFA Officer Team. By Josh Paine | Published: 12/1/2020
  • 4-H annual awards 4-H annual awards Georgia 4-H Director Arch Smith presents annual honors during virtual awards ceremony. By Sean Montgomery | Published: 11/30/2020
  • Food Waste Food Waste Smaller households tend to waste more food, according to a study by UGA economists. By Josh Paine | Published: 11/25/2020
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Extension Publications
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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