Agriculture & Natural Resources
Upcoming Agricultural Events
Jun 17 Lunch & Learn: Pest Management for Home Gardens Forsyth, GA - (72.0 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.
Jun 21 EmPowerU Advocating Invasive Species Management Course Athens, GA - (67.0 miles) This training will be a hybrid of on-line coursework and a one day in person workshop. The course will help you: - Gain understanding of the roles and levels of government and who to contact regarding invasive species management. - Learn skills such as influence, power, persuasion, framing, questioning, and listening interactions with decision makers. - Know where to find reputable information on the status of invasive species in your area. - Create an engagement plan and experience practicing it in a safe, peer-learning environment. - See yourself as a resource to decision makers on invasive species management. - View engagement with decision makers as a norm and encourage others to do it. - Network with other people who are passionate to make a difference around invasive species.
Jun 27 Instant Success! Electronic Programmable Pressure Cookers Cumming, GA - (29.0 miles) Electronic Programmable Pressure Cookers (EPPCs) such as the "Instant Pot" have been one of the most popular kitchen appliances to come on the market in recent years. Family and Consumer Sciences Agent Barbara Worley will demonstrate how to use yours safely and discuss food safety concerns. Recipes will be shared as well as demonstrated.
Extension Agriculture News
Farm Tours link UGA research farms open their gates for public farm tours this month.
Nostoc Algae link Too much water can make Nostoc algae flourish and turfgrass suffer.
Peach Pest link SSARE-funded study shows less oil can control San Jose scale on peaches.
Online Training link Pest control, landscape management among topics UGA teaches through webinars.
'Skeeter' Season link Fight mosquitoes by removing standing water in old tires, buckets and planters.
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