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Farm Again
Farm Again The University of Georgia is working to assist Georgia veterans with service-based disabilities through its dynamic farming program, Farm Again. By Carlisa Johnson | Published: 2/13/2024
Floral Design and Management
Floral Design and Management As students filter into Julie Campbell’s Tuesday morning lab, they are greeted by bins of sharp tools lining cold, stainless steel tables — it’s dissection day, but not the kind you may expect. By Jordan Powers | Published: 2/8/2024
Economics of Pollination
Economics of Pollination Sharon Kane and Becky Griffin have put together a powerful map displaying the economic importance of pollination across Georgia. By Sameeka Prabath Rajamani | Published: 2/7/2024
Food Insecurity
Food Insecurity The Food Fellows program has 20 part-time members who devote 900 hours of service to local organizations. By Kristen Linthicum | Published: 1/18/2024
H-2A Program
H-2A Program With an aging farmer population and domestic labor shortages in the agricultural sector continue, the demand for a reliable workforce has never been more critical. By Emily Cabrera | Published: 1/17/2024
Whitefly Research
Whitefly Research A multidisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences recently renewed a $4 million contract with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to mitigate the impact of silverleaf whiteflies on vegetable production in the Southeast. By Emily Cabrera | Published: 1/11/2024
Looking Up
Looking Up For plant breeder Andrew Ogden, things are looking up. Way up. By Ashley N Biles | Published: 1/10/2024
Immigration Policies
Immigration Policies As a shortage of domestic farm labor has led to increased participation in the H-2A visa program, a brief look back at past immigration policies helps frame why migrants from Central and South America have largely been associated with filling necessary agricultural jobs in the U.S. By Emily Cabrera | Published: 1/4/2024
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Extension Publications
  • 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.
  • 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 (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.
  • Commercial Tomato Production Handbook (B 1312) This publication is a joint effort of the seven disciplines that comprise the Georgia Vegetable Team. It is comprised of 14 topics on tomato, including history of tomato production, cultural practices, pest management, harvesting, handling and marketing. This publication provides information that will assist producers in improving the profitability of tomato production, whether they are new or experienced producers.
  • Key to Diseases of Oaks in the Landscape (B 1286) This publication contains a guide to diseases of oak trees in the landscape.
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