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Extension News
  • MyIPM App link MyIPM app helps fruit growers manage pests. By Denise M Hatcher | Published: 6/18/2019
  • Nostoc Algae link Too much water can make Nostoc algae flourish and turfgrass suffer. By Clint Waltz | Published: 6/13/2019
  • 4-H2O Camp link Three-day camp educates Georgia 4-H students about importance of water as a natural resource. By Clint Thompson | Published: 6/18/2019
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Upcoming Events
  • Jun 21 - Jun 23 State 4-H Council State 4-H Council Eatonton, GA - (98.0 Miles)
  • Jun 25 Food Preservation Class- Pickling and Fermentation Planning on Canning? Join us to learn more about water bath canning and how to safely can your favorite pickle recipes and proper practices in fermentation. This hands-on learning experience allows you to can your own jar along with recipes and ideas to take home. Gainesville, GA - (145.0 Miles)
  • Jul 7 - Jul 10 4-H State Officer Training An intensive training program to orient the newly-elected Georgia 4-H State Board of Directors to their duties and expectations while helping them continue to develop their leadership and life skills. Athens, GA - (132.0 Miles)
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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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