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Bleckley County Ag Blog-Cole Moon

  • UGA Cotton Team Newsletter – July 2024 Posted by Derrick Bowen on Jul 8, 2024
  • UGA Cotton Team Newsletter-June 2024 Edition Posted by Derrick Bowen on Jun 12, 2024
    Articles in this month’s issue include: Squaring Cotton and Plant Monitoring (Josh Lee, John Snider, Camp Hand): As the 2024 cotton planting season winds down, it’s a good time to think about the next cotton developmental stage. Management decisions are dependent on cotton growth stage. For example, after emergence we need to be scouting for […]
  • June Peanut Pointers Posted by Derrick Bowen on Jun 11, 2024
    Mark Abney, UGA Department of Entomology As we move into June concerns about thrips diminish, and we need to begin to look out for other insect pests that can attack peanut. I received a couple texts/calls in recent days about small caterpillars feeding on foliage. Though we did not positively identify them, the caterpillars were […]

Upcoming Events

  • Jul 22 ServSafe Manager One-Day Training The ServSafe Food Safety Training Program leads the way in providing current and comprehensive educational materials to the food service industry. The ServSafe for Managers class and Exam is recognized by more federal, state, and local jurisdictions than any other food safety certification and in Georgia, food safety certification is required by law. The University of Georgia Extension in Gwinnett is pleased to offer the SERV Safe for Managers Certification Class and Exam. Class, Book, and Test $150 Retest - $70 Contact: Ines Beltran at inesb@uga.edu or at 678-477-4014
    • Lawrenceville, GA
  • Jul 23 - Jul 27 State 4-H Congress 4-H Event
    • Atlanta, GA - (119.0 Miles)
  • Jul 25 - Jul 26 4-H2O Camp (Pike and Spalding Counties) Join in on educational, water fun for two days with trained environmental educators! Students will play water games, take field trips, and learn about water and environmental concepts during this action-packed camp. Each day will begin at 9:00 am and end at 4:00 pm. This camp is intended for rising 5th through 8th grade students. Space is limited to 24 students, so register early.
    • Meansville, GA - (70.0 Miles)

Below are some of UGA Extension's most broadly useful resources for those involved in agriculture on the farm, in schools, and around the home.

Production Agriculture

Statewide Variety Testing Which varieties should you plant? The variety testing team does the work and research for farmers.
UGA Weather Network Reliable weather information for agricultural and environmental applications, including soil temperature, rainfall, wind speed, and more.
Pesticide Safety Education Everything you need to achieve certification and maintain the knowledge to safely and effectively make use of restricted-use and all other types of pesticides.
Sustainable Agriculture A collection of resources for those interested in production and marketing practices that are profitable, environmentally sound, and that improve the quality of life for farmers, farm workers, and the community.
Ag Budgets and Economics Resources for production economics, farm management, marketing, situation and outlook, risk management, financial management, farm policy, labor, and taxation.
Farmgate Value Report Annual county-level reports documenting the value of all food and fiber commodities grown in the state.

Home & Garden

Soil Testing Ensure that your soil is productive! Get your soil tested to determine the amount and kind of nutrients that should be added for the best growth.
Pest Management Recommendations for pest control around homes, on pets, in the home garden, and more.
Household Water Quality Water quality has an immediate and a prolonged effect on the health of your household. This publication series contains basic information about home water quality and treatment.
Home Garden Publication Series Topics include garden planning, soil preparation, weed control, pollination, disease and insect control, harvesting, and preserving.
Georgia Green Industry Professional Development The UGA Center for Urban Agriculture offers professional training and certifications for the Georgia Certified Landscape Professional, Georgia Certified Plant Professional exam and Super Crew employee training series.
Georgia Green Landscape Stewards The Georgia Green Landscape Stewards program provides fact-based information to help businesses and residences in Georgia implement sustainable green practices in their landscape.

Schools

Community and School Gardens This Community and School Gardens blog is designed to help community and school gardeners succeed by connecting them to UGA Extension and other research-based resources.
Lesson Plans and Teacher Resources Whether you'd like to help protect the environment, teach your students how to avoid chronic diseases with healthy food and physical activity, or train food handlers in your cafeteria, University of Georgia Extension can help.