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Cook Extension Ag Updates 4/2/20 COVID-19 Resources for use with farm workers See below a link to a COVID-19 Resources page from GAP Connections. There are posters, videos and topics for discussion with workers, whether they are using local or migrant workers in the format of posters or text documents. https://www.gapconnections.com/resources/covid-19-resources Farm Recovery Block Grants Click...
Cook Extension Ag Updates 3/26/20 Season-long Disease and Nematode Control – Dr. Bob Kemerait: “Planting season is upon us and critical decisions with regards to season-long disease and nematode control must be made before the furrow is closed. Nematode management for corn producers. Options are Telone II, Counter 20G, Propulse, and Avicta Complete Corn (a...
Apr 7 - Apr 8 (Postponed) Flavor of Georgia Athens, GA - (196.0 miles) CAES Signature Event
Apr 7 - Apr 8 Hay & Baleage Short Course Alamo, GA - (78.0 miles) Weed control, sprayer calibration & cleanout, Inoculants and preservatives, matching forage to animal needs, forage testing, soil testing, compaction, & moisture testing, Ag technology, using a Lightbar, UAV demo and variable rate fertilizer. Speakers will be: Dr Lisa Baxter, Brooke Hampton, Wheeler County Agent; Jennifer Miller, Jeff Davis County Agent and Steven Powell, Treutlen County Agent
Apr 9 Beekeeping Workshop Zebulon, GA - (147.0 miles) As a thank you to the wonderful group of beekeepers in the Pike County, Ga community, UGA Extension- Pike County is set to host a beekeeping workshop free to all attendees. Come get your questions answered and learn from UGA Master Beekeeper, Jim Quick, in this question and answer style program held via Facebook Live. Join us April 9th from 6:00-8:00 pm EST on the Pike County Extension Facebook page (@UGAExtensionPikeCounty). If you have any questions about this program, please contact Pike County Extension by calling 770.567.2010 or emailing email@example.com .
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.
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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.
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.