UGA Extension Office

Agriculture & Natural Resources

Upcoming Events
May 20 Lunch & Learn: Water Testing/Checking Your Well Forsyth, GA - (41.0 miles) Join Monroe County Extension in a monthly Lunch & Learn for informative programs and a delicious lunch! Does your main water source come from a well? When was the last time you tested your well water? Did you know that you could have you well water and other water tests conducted through the Monroe County Extension Office? This month's Lunch & Learn will focus on water testing, results, and well head maintenance.
May 21 “Basic Bonsai” Decatur, GA - (16.0 miles) Talk about the basic principles of Bonsai. Our specialist will discuss plant selection, common tools, methods being used to style, prune, and wire, and routine maintenance. Also, he will give a pruning demonstration in the class.
Jun 4 “Diagnosing Common Garden Problems” Decatur, GA - (16.0 miles) Wondering why your plants are turning brown, full of holes, not flowering or bearing fruit? In this session, we’ll look at examples of the most common gardening problems we face here in the Atlanta area.
Jun 12 Free Gardening Class Series: Water Wise Gardening Athens, GA - (59.0 miles) Please join us this month for June’s class on Water Wise Gardening! This class is a part of Athens Clarke County Extension's 2019 Free Gardening Class Series. It will include an informative presentation on topics including the importance of water conservation and methods for stewarding water efficiently in your garden. Gardeners of all experience levels are welcome.
Jun 17 Lunch & Learn: Pest Management for Home Gardens Forsyth, GA - (41.0 miles) Join Monroe County Extension in a monthly Lunch & Learn for informative programs and a delicious lunch! Learn management strategies for your home garden for a bountiful harvest! Both conventional and organic strategies will be covered.
Jul 11 “Vermicomposting” Decatur, GA - (16.0 miles) Ever wanted to raise your own worms? Are you wondering what “Worm Farming” or Vermicomposting is, how do you get started and what can it be used for? Come learn these things and more in our vermicomposting class.
Jul 11 “Common Pests of Landscape Plants” Decatur, GA - (16.0 miles) Tired of those pests that eat up everything in your landscape? Come learn how to identify and control them.
Aug 13 “Tree Diagnostics” Decatur, GA - (16.0 miles) Have a yard full of trees and want to know if they are healthy? This workshop will give you signs to look for and what to look out for to make sure your trees are healthy.
Aug 15 “Building the Perfect Soil” Decatur, GA - (16.0 miles) Plants depend on a healthy soil. Come learn how to build a healthy soil for healthy plants.
Aug 26 Lunch & Learn: Pond & Fish Management Forsyth, GA - (41.0 miles) Join Monroe County Extension in a monthly Lunch & Learn for informative programs and a delicious lunch! Learn management strategies for a healthy pond ecosystem.
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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 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.
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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.
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.
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