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Miller County Production Meeting Schedule 2017 Posted by brian on Jan 24, 2017 The following are the dates and times for the Miller County Production Meetings for 2017.  Please be sure the RSVP with Sharon, the last working day before the meeting.  Our office number is (229)758-4106. Peanut Production Meeting and Crop Disease Update   Date: Thursday, February 02, 2017 Location:  Moby Dick...
Using Pesticides Wisely Trainings for 2017 Posted by brian on Jan 13, 2017 Cotton and soybean varieties with tolerance to auxin herbicides (2,4-D or dicamba) are being commercialized. Prior to making applications of dicamba to dicamba-tolerant cotton/soybean or 2,4-D to 2,4-D-tolerant cotton/soybeans in Georgia, growers will be required to attend the training “Using Pesticides Wisely”.  The training will focus on helping applicators/growers make...
Redbanded stinkbugs make their appearance in Southwest Georgia soybean fields. Posted by brian on Oct 17, 2016 A well known pest to soybean growers in the delta, the redbanded stink bug has shown up in soybean fields in Southwest Georgia.  It is a devastating pest for soybean growers as it can continue to damage soybean pods in a later stage of maturity than its relatives the green,...
Time for Pecan Leaf Sampling Posted by brian on Jul 12, 2016 Leaf sampling is the most important tool pecan growers have for determining their fertility needs. While soil samples are helpful for checking soil pH and determining any potential problems with competitive uptake between nutrients in the soil, leaf samples tell you the fertility status of the actual trees. Using soil...
Important Update for Soybean Growers. Posted by brian on Apr 18, 2016 The following letter comes through the Georgia Soybean Commodity Commission and the American Soybean Association. April 15, 2016 Good Afternoon ASA Directors, State Presidents and Staff, Monsanto and many of its licensees are commercializing Roundup Ready 2 Xtend™ (RR2X) soybeans this spring, and farmers may have ordered or taken delivery...
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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.

Production Agriculture:
Statewide Variety Testing Which varieties should you plant? The variety testing team does the work and research for farmers.
UGA Weather Network Reliable weather information for agricultural and environmental applications, including soil temperature, rainfall, wind speed, and more.
Pesticide Safety Education Everything you need to achieve certification and maintain the knowledge to safely and effectively make use of restricted-use and all other types of pesticides.
Sustainable Agriculture A collection of resources for those interested in production and marketing practices that are profitable, environmentally sound, and that improve the quality of life for farmers, farm workers, and the community.
Ag Budgets and Economics Resources for production economics, farm management, marketing, situation and outlook, risk management, financial management, farm policy, labor, and taxation.
Farmgate Value Report Annual county-level reports documenting the value of all food and fiber commodities grown in the state.
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Home & Garden:
Soil Testing Ensure that your soil is productive! Get your soil tested to determine the amount and kind of nutrients that should be added for the best growth.
Pest Management Recommendations for pest control around homes, on pets, in the home garden, and more.
Household Water Quality Water quality has an immediate and a prolonged effect on the health of your household. This publication series contains basic information about home water quality and treatment.
Home Garden Publication Series Topics include garden planning, soil preparation, weed control, pollination, disease and insect control, harvesting, and preserving.
Georgia Green Industry Professional Development The UGA Center for Urban Agriculture offers professional training and certifications for the Georgia Certified Landscape Professional, Georgia Certified Plant Professional exam and Super Crew employee training series.
Community and School Gardens This Community and School Gardens blog is designed to help community and school gardeners succeed by connecting them to UGA Extension and other research-based resources.
Lesson Plans and Teacher Resources Whether you'd like to help protect the environment, teach your students how to avoid chronic diseases with healthy food and physical activity, or train food handlers in your cafeteria, University of Georgia Extension can help.