Agriculture & Natural Resources
What is a UGA Extension Agriculture Agent?
An agent extends lifelong learning to the people of Georgia through unbiased research-based education in agriculture, the environment and communities.
They also help Georgians become healthier, more productive, financially independent and environmentally responsible by staying in touch with issues relevant to people in local communities.
Soil Testing for Home Lawns, Gardens and Crop Lands
Ensure your soil is productive! Get a soil test to determine the amont and kind of nutrients that should be added for the best growth of lawn, garden and other crops. There is a $6 analysis fee per sample plus postage. The cost of postage depends on the number of samples that are shipped together.
Well Water Testing
Water from wells in Georgia is generally safe for consumption without treatment. Some waters, however, may contain disease-causing organisms that make them unsafe to drink. Well waters may also contain large amounts of minerals, making them too "hard" for uses such as laundering, bathing or cooking. Some contaminants may cause human health hazards and others can stain clothing and fixtures, cause objectionable tastes and odors, or corrode pipes and other system compononents.
There are charges for water testing which include postage. Contact your local county Extension office for more information on test that are available.
Lesser Cornstalk Borer in Peanut
Hot and dry weather can bring on a myriad of issues for peanut farmers. Right now we are seeing lesser cornstalk borer infestations and they are on the rise. Growers should be scouting for moths, silk tubes at the soil line and caterpillars in their peanut fields.
Aspergillus Crown Rot in Peanut
Peanut seed saved from last year went through a lot of hot and dry weather. This can lead to a build up of pathogens in and on the seed. Good seed treatment and in-furrow fungicide applications can and do help, but sometimes that is not enough.
Retaining your Calf Crop Past Weaning
UGA Cattle Specialist Offer Options for Cattle Producers: Current situation, producers are looking at ways to maintain economic livelihood. One of the ways they can achieve this is through retaining ownership of the calves past weaning. This can take on different meanings, depending on the length ownership, and the goal.
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.