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Bleckley County Ag Blog-Cole Moon
  • Cotton Update (7/28/23) Posted by Cole Moon on Jul 28, 2023 As we hoped, plant bug numbers have dwindled for now, and things have been relatively quiet in the cotton field. However, I have seen a few things that I think we need to acknowledge. Two-Spotted Spider Mites It seems that spider mite infestations in cotton fields are higher than normal this year. After conversations with […]
  • Row Crop Update (7/5/23) Posted by Cole Moon on Jul 6, 2023 It is no secret that most of the crop (especially cotton and peanuts) are behind thus far due to the excessive rain and unseasonably cool temperatures we experienced as we started the summer. I estimate that crop progression is roughly 10-14 days behind schedule. However, the last two weeks have definitely felt more like home […]
  • 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 usually not a major issue […]
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Upcoming Events
  • Sep 20 - Sep 25 Southern Region Teen Leadership Conference The Southern Region Teen Leadership Conference (SRTLC) is a first-of-its-kind, multi-state 4-H conference created to bring together 4-H teens and adults to empower & inspire them to make a positive change across the southern region through youth-adult partnerships. Georgia 4-H participates as one of several host states for SRTLC each year.
    • Crossville, GA - (254.0 Miles)
  • Sep 21 Beef Quality Assurance Workshop Jasper County ANR Agent Derrick Jones and Morgan County ANR Agent Lucy Ray will be hosting a BQA certification workshop on Thursday, September 21, 2023 with guest speaker Franklin County ANR Agent Raymond Fitzpatrick. The topics of discussion will include feeds and nutrition, genetic selection, cattle handling, transport and marketing, bio-security, record keeping and more.
    • Madison, GA - (81.0 Miles)
  • Sep 22 Water Systems Workshop - Alabama The Water Systems Workshop aims to promote greater understanding of water systems, water assessments, including FDA's proposed Water Builder Tool, and water distribution equipment and connections. This workshop is designed to be interactive using presentations that encourage discussions, scenario-based small group breakouts, and hands-on activities. The workshop is structured to accommodate regional considerations within the content. Attendees will gain the knowledge and skills to evaluate their water systems for risk factors that may affect the safety of fresh produce for human consumption. This work is done in partnership with the FDA, The Georgia Department of Agriculture, Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries, The Alabama Cooperative Extension, Georgia Cooperative Extension, Auburn University, and the University of Georgia. Where: Wiregrass Research and Extension Center Headland, AL 36345 When: 9 am - 5 pm (lunch will be provided) Cost: $25
    • Headland, AL - (139.0 Miles)
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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.
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.