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Fairy Rings
Fairy Rings Fairy ring mushrooms are decomposers that grow in soil with high levels of organic matter. By Paul Pugliese | Published: 11/23/2020
Borlaug Delivers 2020 Brooks Lecture
Borlaug Delivers 2020 Brooks Lecture Borlaug was the keynote speaker at the University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences’ virtual D.W. Brooks Lecture and Awards celebration that recognized five of the college’s most innovative and dedicated faculty members. By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 11/12/2020
Sustainable Gardening
Sustainable Gardening UGA research studies efficacy and environmental impacts of alternative containers. By Allison Fortner | Published: 11/12/2020
Georgia 4-H pumpkin-growing contest
Georgia 4-H pumpkin-growing contest All three top winners were grown by 4-H'ers from Union County. By Austin Clark | Published: 11/9/2020
Plant Pruning
Plant Pruning Anyone can prune, but not everyone prunes properly. By Brandon Crumsey | Published: 11/3/2020
Organic Entrepreneurship
Organic Entrepreneurship New course teaches students how to grow their own produce and the entrepreneurial skills necessary sell their crops. By Austin Clark | Published: 10/29/2020
Striking species has golden webs, snacks on some stink bugs.
Striking species has golden webs, snacks on some stink bugs. Discovered in Georgia seven years ago, the Asian spider is settling in. By Beth Gavrilles | Published: 10/26/2020
"Hearts of Glass" UGA horticulture offers viewing and discussion of film about Vertical Harvest, a Jackson, Wyoming, agribusiness that facilitates high-quality food production while providing employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. By Sean Montgomery | Published: 10/19/2020
Fire ant supergene
Fire ant supergene Newly discovered supergene in fire ants leads to variation in long-term behavior. By Sean Montgomery | Published: 10/15/2020
D.W. Brooks Lecture 2020
D.W. Brooks Lecture 2020 The event, which is open to the public, will be held via Zoom on Nov. 10, 2020. By Josh Paine | Published: 10/13/2020
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Extension Publications
  • 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.
  • 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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