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  • Garden Notes for August Posted by on Aug 28, 2019 Protect yourself from the heat, clean up the garden for winter, prepare the soil for next garden season, plant your fall veggies.
  • Native Ornamentals Posted by on Aug 21, 2019 Native plants have many good qualities going for them. They have evolved locally and have withstood the test of time.
  • August Tips for the Yard Posted by on Aug 14, 2019 There are many other important jobs that should be taken care of in your yard as well. Below is a list of activities that will help your home look its best, no matter how hot it is.
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ANR Services (Prices include cost of test + postage) - For additional test options, please contact the Extension Office

 

  • Forage Testing - Basic test $23; includes moisture, neutral detergent fiber, acid detergent fiber, estimated crude fiber, crude protein, lignin, total digestible nutrients and relative forage quality
    • Nitrate Testing in Forages - $15
    • Submit hay and silage samples in a gallon Ziploc bag 
  • Plant tissue - Basic test $28; includes total nitrogen, sulfur, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, manganese, iron, aluminum, boron, copper, zinc, and nickel
    • Leaf  tissue should be placed in a brown paper bag. Do not wrap or enclose leaves in plastic. All wet leaf tissue to air dry before shipment. 
  • Soil Testing - Basic test $10; includes pH, lime requirement, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, zinc and manganese
  • Water Testing - Basic test $22; includes pH and hardness, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, aluminum, boron, chromium, copper, cadmium, iron, magnesium, manganese, molybdenum, nickel, silica, sodium and zinc.


ANR Events
  • Mar 3 - Mar 4 ServSafe® Manager Certification Training and Exam Georgia Cooperative Extension provides the nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for foodservice managers from the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). Upon successful completion of the ServSafe® examination, the ServSafe® Food Protection Manager certificate will be issued by the NRAEF. Workshops are offered in multiple locations throughout the state; see each training's contact for details.
    • Waynesboro, GA - (196.0 Miles)
  • Mar 3 Nutrition 101 Free classes provided by UGA Extension about how to eat healthy on a budget. Classes are held monthly throughout the year by the Gilmer County UGA Extension office. Pre-registration is required for this class and closes the day before each class. Space is limited! Face masks are required and social distancing will be practiced.
    • Ellijay, GA - (14.0 Miles)
  • Mar 3 Budgeting 101 Free classes provided by UGA Extension about how to budget your income. Learn strategies to keep your expenses within your income and build your savings. Classes are held monthly throughout the year by the Gilmer County UGA Extension office. Pre-registration is required for this class and closes the day before each class. Space is limited! Face masks are required and social distancing will be practiced.
    • Ellijay, GA - (14.0 Miles)
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  • Growing Pains Growing Pains UGA’s range of efforts supporting Georgia agriculture is a resource network that reaches virtually every county and crop in the state. By Paige Parvin | Published: 3/2/2021
  • Free Tax Prep Free Tax Prep The VITA program is designed to provide free tax preparation assistance to individuals and families with low to moderate income, those with disabilities and the elderly. By Cal Powell | Published: 2/26/2021
  • Blue Light and Blueberries Blue Light and Blueberries After harvest, blueberries decrease in quality by shriveling, cracking and developing disease. By Isabella Kerbers | Published: 2/25/2021
  • Fusarium Rapid Test Fusarium Rapid Test UGA scientists have developed a faster way to diagnose Fusarium wilt. By Josh Paine | Published: 2/24/2021
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