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Bleckley County Ag Blog-Cole Moon
  • Row Crop Update (6/24/22) Posted by Cole Moon on Jun 24, 2022 The extremely hot and dry weather has brought on some unique challenges other than just inadequate soil moisture. Certain pests thrive in certain conditions, and we are seeing evidence of that in multiple crops. Cotton I am seeing isolated fields with two-spotted spider mite infestations in cotton. Spider mites are...
  • Wheat Update (4/8/2022) Posted by Cole Moon on Apr 8, 2022 Much of our wheat crop is heading now and flowering if it has not already. I am still not seeing enough frost damage to speak of. We are at a critical point where we should be making a decision on whether or not to spray a fungicide for Fusarium Head...
  • Wheat Update (3/23/2022) Posted by Cole Moon on Mar 23, 2022 Fortunately most of the wheat planted for grain was in the jointing stage when we got the heavy frost a couple weekends ago. I checked some at the end of last week that was in the jointing stage, and it looked to have handled the frost fine. I cut the...
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Upcoming Events
  • Dec 10 - Dec 12 Fall Forum 4-H Event
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  • Dec 13 Small Pecan Producers Workshop This program will involve our UGA Pecan Area Agent, Andrew Sawyer, the UGA Small Business Development Center, and the Georgia Pecan Growers Association. The business portion of the program will focus on customer identification and development and marketing strategies. The production part of the program will walk through a year of pecan production including timing of management tasks like irrigation, pest management, harvest, and more. December 13, 2022 9AM-12PM Free & Virtual
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  • Dec 13 Pasture Management for Livestock Series Join Lincoln, Oglethorpe, and Elbert County UGA Extension for a 3-week webinar series discussing pasture management for livestock producers. Whether you have sheep, cattle, or horses, proper pasture management is critical for maximizing your forage resources. Learn about soil health and fertility, grazing management, and weed/pest control from UGA Extension agents. Tuesdays, Nov 29-Dec 13th Free & Virtual
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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
Statewide Variety Testing Which varieties should you plant? The variety testing team does the work and research for farmers.
UGA Weather Network
UGA Weather Network Reliable weather information for agricultural and environmental applications, including soil temperature, rainfall, wind speed, and more.
Pesticide Safety Education
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
Farmgate Value Report Annual county-level reports documenting the value of all food and fiber commodities grown in the state.
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Home & Garden:
Soil Testing
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
Pest Management Recommendations for pest control around homes, on pets, in the home garden, and more.
Household Water Quality
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
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.
Soil Testing
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.