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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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Diagnostic Services Available:

* Soil Testing - $ 12.00 per sample ( Soil Bags Available at Extension  Office )
* Water Testing - Varies depending on the test required ( Test Kits available at Extension Office )
* Forage and Hay Testing - $ 44.00 per sample (depending on the type of test requested)
Plant Tissue Diagnostics - $ 28.00 per sample
* Weed Identification - No Charge
* Insect Identification - No Charge


ANR Events
  • Jun 29 - Jun 30 Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Virtual Workshop The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule is the first federally regulated standard for growing, harvesting, packing, and holding fresh produce in an effort to reduce microbial contamination and foodborne illness outbreaks. If you grow fruits or vegetables, attend a training for information about best practices, risk management, and regulatory requirements. The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement. The virtual workshop will be held on June 29-30, 2022.
    • Virtual Event
  • Jun 30 Trees for Bees Trees for Bees- Our pollinators need our help! There are many things that you can do in your landscapes, and one is to plant trees that will encourage bees. Dr. Elizbeth Mccarty will highlight different ornamental trees that can be a magnet for pollinators. This program is an archive session, but Dr. Mccarty will be live to answer questions.
    • Virtual Event
  • Jun 30 Canning Class - Strawberry Jam Summer canning classes with MaryBeth Hornbeck 530 - 8 PM $25 per class (includes light refreshments) To register, call 770-278-7373 Location: 1127 West Avenue SW Conyers, GA 30012
    • Conyers, GA - (83.0 Miles)
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  • New FoodPIC director New FoodPIC director Food technology entrepreneur James Gratzek will serve as the next director of the Food Product Innovation and Commercialization Center. By Jordan Powers | Published: 6/23/2022
  • Research Farms Open House Research Farms Open House Athens-area residents familiar with driving past two University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences research farms will soon have the opportunity to go behind the scenes and learn more about CAES’ role in the future of farming. By Jordan Powers | Published: 6/22/2022
  • Test home for radon Test home for radon Radon is a leading cause of lung cancer By Cal Powell | Published: 6/20/2022
  • Healthier Together Healthier Together The goal is to develop areas for residents to exercise and play safely. By Kristin Gibson | Published: 6/17/2022
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