Agriculture & Natural Resources
Agriculture & Natural Resources
For over 100 years, UGA Cooperative Extension has been the trusted source of education, innovation and information for Georgia's agricultural industry. From the latest crop studies to the best land stewardship recommendations to identifying high-performing plants for landscapes throughout the state, we have the research-based information Georgia producers, landscape professionals, and homeowners need. Please consider us your local liaison to the experts at University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. We can provide you with research-based answers and information in the following areas:
- Urban Agriculture
- School Garden Resources
- Poultry Health and Management -- Commercial and Backyard Flocks
- UGA Cattle Nutrition Balancer and Cost Analyzer Tools
- Lawn and Garden
- Fruits and Vegetables
- Ornamentals: Flowers, Shrubs and Trees
- Georgia Pest Management Handbook
- USDA Interactive Plant Hardiness Zone Map
Backyard Chicken Flocks
- Vampire Season: Tales of Blood Lust and Insects
- Pest thresholds: How many pests are too many?
- Millipedes invade homes
- Weed killers kill good plants, too
- Pre-production care for home orchard peaches
- How winter cold makes plants fruitful
- Spotted Wing Drosophila attacks blueberries and other fruit plants
- Tomato blossom-end rot
- Tips for a healthy summer vegetable garden
- Practice safety while performing gardening chores
- Diseases Claim Leyland Cypress
- Activate Your Pest Management Plan
- Biting instect, termites, how plants communicate with color
- Marcescent trees, attracting pollinators, spring activities
- Fruit tree care, new USDA food guidelines, pond & lawn chores, grass tetany alert
- Early blooming plants, selecting seeds, landscape poinsettias, GATE card, UGA scholarships
- Winter outdoor activities, firewood safety, water testing, and FSMA Produce Safety Rule
- Turkey tips, healthy holidays, local Christmas tree farms, and moldy hay
- Fall planting and soil testing
- Avian influenza update, reasons to cut your lawn, Asian longhorned beetle BOLO
- Water use, invasive mimosa, hot weather safety
- Biting insects, galls, understanding weeds
- Mole mounds, grass grubs, healthy chickens
- Ice-damaged trees, winter safety, winter lawn and landscape care
- Planting living Christmas trees, Zero-Weight gain holiday tips
- Food preservation, fall planting, Forsyth County Community Orchard
- Lawns, weeds, edible landscaping, emerald ash borers
- Leyland cypress and Indian hawthorn diseases, Grass & Shade
- Pollinators, Spotted Wing Drosophila, Millipedes, Bats
- Corn Snakes, Community Supported Agriculture, Azalea Pruning
- Weather Safety, Weather Alerts, Floods, Rain Gardens
- Soil Testing, Lawn Care Calendars, Weed Control Timing
- Surviving Power Outages, Forage Quality Matters
- Browning lawns, Beneficial insects
- First frost and grazing, Pet poop and pond health
- Forsyth County Master Gardeners
- Forsyth County Master Naturalists
- Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Program
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Native Plants for Georgia Part I: Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vines (B 987) This publication focuses on native trees, shrubs and woody vines for Georgia. It is not our intent to describe all native species — just those available in the nursery trade and those that the authors feel have potential for nursery production and landscape use. Rare or endangered species are not described. Information on each plant is provided according to the following categories: Common Name(s)/Botanical Name/Family, Characteristics, Landscape Uses, Size, Zones and Habitat.
Vegetable Garden Calendar (C 943) The recommendations in this circular are based on long-term average dates of the last killing frost in the spring and first killing frost in the fall. Every year does not conform to the "average," so you should use your own judgment about advancing or delaying the time for each job, depending on weather conditions.
Your Household Water Quality: Odors in Your Water (C 1016) Homeowners sometimes experience unpleasant odors in their household water. In many cases, the exact cause of the odor is difficult to determine by water testing; however, this publication provides a few general recommendations for treating some common causes of household water odors.
Sep 19 - Sep 20 State Forestry Field Day Contest 4-H Event
- Eatonton, GA - (78.0 Miles)
Sep 21 - Sep 26 Virtual Invitational Sheep and Goat Skill-A-Thon Put your sheep and goat knowledge to the test! The Virtual Invitational Sheep & Goat Skill-A-Thon is open to everyone of all ages (adults too!)! The Skill-A-Thon will consist of four components: multiple choice questions, picture ID stations, judging, and a situation response. This is a FREE contest! The registration deadline is midnight on September 17th. The Skill-A-Thon will be open from September 21-26th and can be taken at anytime. We just have one question for you...are EWE ready?!
- Virtual Event
- Eatonton, GA - (83.0 Miles)
Sep 21 - Sep 22 ServSafe® Manager Certification Training and Exam Georgia Cooperative Extension provides the nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for foodservice managers from the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). Upon successful completion of the ServSafe® examination, the ServSafe® Food Protection Manager certificate will be issued by the NRAEF. Workshops are offered in multiple locations throughout the state; see each training's contact for details.
- Waynesboro, GA - (148.0 Miles)
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.
International ADS Partnership UGA animal and dairy science class forms new collaboration with animal science institute in China.
Milkweed Pests Milkweed can attract insects that are not so welcome.
Cool Weather Pests Ants, wasps and yellow jackets are among fall's prevalent pests.