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From Our Blog
  • Herbicides and Dusting In Cotton; Cotton/Peanut Seedling Disease; How to Report Drought Conditions; Peanut Thrips and TSWV Posted by on May 5, 2022 Sparks UGA Weather Station. 1.78″ rain since April 1. Cotton/Peanut Seedling Disease and Weather – Kemerait Question:  “Bob, our temperatures are going to be in the 90s this week. Do we really need to worry about seedling diseases?  More importantly, do our growers need to be worried about adding in-furrow...
  • Local Soil Temps Posted by on Apr 21, 2022 Below are desired soil temps needed for peanuts, cotton and soybean.  These temperatures need to be an average among several days without threat of colder temperatures in the future.Peanut at 4″ soil depth should be consistent 68 degrees minimum.Cotton at 2″ soil depth should be consistent 65 degrees minimum.Soybean at 2″ soil depth should be consistent 68...
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May 20 - May 23 Project SAFE State BB Match Eatonton, GA - (153.0 miles) 4-H Target Sports Event
May 21 - May 22 State 4-H Wildlife Judging Eatonton, GA - (153.0 miles) 4-H Event
May 23 - May 25 Manager ServSafe Training Americus, GA - (84.0 miles) You can improve your food safety and sanitation skills through a nationally recognized food safety sanitation course. The class is 12 hours + exam by a Certified ServSafe Trainer of UGA Family and Consumer Sciences, Mitzi Parker. This course meets the new GA Food Code requirements and is certified through the National Restaurant Association and includes the course book, supplies, educational materials, exam, instruction, and refreshments. Successful completion of the exam provides certification. The class fee of $140.00 includes course book, supplies, educational materials, exam, and instructions.
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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.