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Upcoming Events
  • May 20 Lunch & Learn: Water Testing/Checking Your Well Join Monroe County Extension in a monthly Lunch & Learn for informative programs and a delicious lunch! Does your main water source come from a well? When was the last time you tested your well water? Did you know that you could have you well water and other water tests conducted through the Monroe County Extension Office? This month's Lunch & Learn will focus on water testing, results, and well head maintenance. Forsyth, GA - (40.0 Miles)
  • May 20 Keeping that Weight Off: Walk-A-Weigh Series Lesson 12 Learn how to change your eating and physical activity habits to lose weight and control or reduce risk for chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Each session includes a short presentation, a taste test of a low calorie recipe and time to exercise. Waynesboro, GA - (79.0 Miles)
  • Jun 4 2019 Ranch Horse Clinic This clinic will provide 4-H'ers and other riders a better understanding of the Ranch Division Classes they will be competing in at the State 4-H Horse Show and practice for improvement of horsemanship. Held at the Greene County Arena, Greensboro, GA. Limited to 15 Riders--register ASAP. Cost: $25.00 per rider. RSVP: Morgan County Extension, (706) 342-2214 by Thursday, May 30, 2019 Hosted by Morgan, Burke and Jefferson County Extension Offices Greensboro, GA - (19.0 Miles)
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Extension Publications
  • 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.
  • Vegetable Garden Calendar (C 943) The recommendations in this circular are based on long-term average dates of the last killing frost in the spring and first killing frost in the fall. Every year does not conform to the "average," so you should use your own judgment about advancing or delaying the time for each job, depending on weather conditions.
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