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The Laurens County Cooperative Extension Office extends lifelong learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education. We are dedicated to helping people in our community find answers to questions related to the following areas:

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Laurens County Extension
Extension Publications
  • 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 (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.
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Upcoming Events
  • May 21 Food Preservation Class- Jam and Jelly Planning on Canning? Join us to learn more about water bath canning and how to safely can your favorite jam and jelly recipes. This hands-on learning experience allows you to can your own jar of strawberry jam along with recipes and ideas to take home. Gainesville, GA - (133.0 Miles)
  • May 21 Butterflies, Blooms, and Birds Guest Speaker: Norman Winter "The Gardening Guy" Newnan, GA - (127.0 Miles)
  • May 21 Food Preservation Class- Jams and Jellies Come learn more about the basics of home canning, specifically water bath canning. This class will teach the basics of water bath canning to prepare you for jam and jelly making. Fresh, local produce will be used and each participant will take home one jar of their canned product! Registration is required. $10 per participant. Gainesville, GA - (133.0 Miles)
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