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Upcoming Events
Mar 28 - Apr 3 Postponed - National 4-H Conference Chevy Chase, GA - (695.0 miles) National 4‑H Conference is the pinnacle experience in 4‑H Civic Engagement, providing the opportunity for young people to connect, learn, engage, lead and impact their communities, their nation and their world. Land Grant University 4‑H Departments send delegations of 4‑H youth between ages 15 and 19 to participate in the National 4‑H Conference. At the conference, delegates prepare and present briefings on important societal topics to federal officials in Washington, D.C. 4‑H youth also have the opportunity to engage in personal development experiences that increase their knowledge, resources, and skills while discussing topics affecting youth and 4‑H programming nationwide. Delegates not only learn while at the conference: they are empowered to create positive social change in their communities and have the opportunity to practice and apply their skills in a real-world setting. https://4-h.org/parents/national-4-h-conference/
Apr 2 Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Class Series Albany, GA - (695.0 miles) The Master Gardener Extension program is designed to train volunteers so that they become highly skilled in the area of horticulture. The individual agrees to volunteer 50 hours within a year following the completion of training. The cost of the program is $140.00 which includes a textbook, a name badge, one-year membership in the GMGA and all other class materials. Classes will be held every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00am to 12:00pm beginning April 2 and concluding on June 16, 2020, at the Dougherty County Extension Office at 125 Pine Ave., Suite 100 in Albany. Please contact our office to get an application and return it to the address at the top of the application no later than 5:00 p.m. on March 12, 2020. For more information or questions regarding the upcoming MGEV Program in Dougherty County, please contact James Morgan at (229) 436-7216
Apr 3 - Apr 4 (Postponed) State 4-H Dairy Judging Contest Athens, GA - (223.0 miles) https://georgia4h.org/programs/focus-areas/agriculture-stem/agriculture/livestock-and-animal-projects/judging-teams/dairy/
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Extension News
Healthy Homes
Healthy Homes From which disinfectants to use to how to properly wash your hands, UGA scientists cover the bases on COVID-19 concerns. By Govindaraj Dev Kumar, Laurel L Dunn | Published: 3/26/2020
Takeout Safer
Takeout Safer Foodborne exposure to virus is not a route of transmission, FDA says. By Govindaraj Dev Kumar, Laurel L Dunn, Cal Powell | Published: 3/26/2020
Cotton Market
Cotton Market Producers urged to pay close attention to the market, strategize on cost-cutting and improving productivity. By Govindaraj Dev Kumar, Laurel L Dunn, Cal Powell, Yangxuan Liu | Published: 3/24/2020
Daily Lessons
Daily Lessons Lessons are being emailed to students daily from Georgia 4-H educators. By Govindaraj Dev Kumar, Laurel L Dunn, Cal Powell, Yangxuan Liu, Sharon Dowdy | Published: 3/24/2020
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Extension Publications
Your Household Water Quality: Odors in Your Water
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.
Native Plants for Georgia Part I: Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vines
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.
Conversion Tables, Formulas and Suggested Guidelines for Horticultural Use
Conversion Tables, Formulas and Suggested Guidelines for Horticultural Use (B 931) Pesticide and fertilizer recommendations are often made on a pounds per acre and tons per acre basis. While these may be applicable to field production of many crops, orchardists, nurserymen and greenhouse operators often must convert these recommendations to smaller areas, such as row feet, square feet, or even per tree or per pot. Thus pints, cups, ounces, tablespoons and teaspoons are the common units of measure. The conversion is frequently complicated by metric units of measure. This publication is designed to aid growers in making these calculations and conversions, and also provides other data useful in the management, planning and operation of horticultural enterprises.
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