Agriculture & Natural Resources
Pest Management in Home Ornamentals
AUGUST 12TH | 3:00 PM
Pests can definitely become an issue in home ornamental plantings if not taken care of. In this seminar, we will take a look at some of the main pest issues on common ornamentals and how to manage them.
Click the following link at 3:00 PM on August 12th to join us!
Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8982569952
Insect Management in Pastures (Part 1 of Summer Pasture Management Series)
AUGUST 11TH | 7:00 PM
how to scout, ID, and manage common insect pests in pastures and
hayfields. Join us on August 11th at 7:00 PM via Zoom with Jones County
Extension ANR Agent, Michael Abney, for the first program of our Summer
Pasture Management Series, Insect Management in Pastures. Signing in and
out of meetings along with your pesticide license number will be
required to receive pesticide credit. One hour of pesticide credit will
be given in category 10 or 21 for this Zoom meeting.
Click the link below on Tuesday, August 11th at 7:00 PM to join via Zoom!
Stephens County Hay Contest
For more information, visit our hay contest page.
Weed Management in Pastures (Part 2 of Summer Pasture Management Series)
AUGUST 18TH | 7:00 PM
steal nutrients, sunlight, and space from desirable forage grasses.
Learning about how to effectively manage them is important for
maintaining a quality pasture or hayfield. Join us on August 18th at
7:00 PM via Zoom with Stephens County Extension ANR Agent, Thad Glenn,
for the second program of our Summer Pasture Management Series, Weed
Management in Pastures. Signing in and out of meetings along with your
pesticide license number will be required to receive pesticide credit.
One hour of pesticide credit will be given in category 10 or 21 for this
Click the link below on Tuesday, August 18th at 7:00 PM to join via Zoom!
We provide testing for:
Whether you'd like to increase your crop yield, grow healthier roses, test the quality of your drinking water, or make sure your creek isn't polluted, we can help. To submit samples to the lab, contact Thad Glenn at the Stephens County Extension Office by phone at 706-779-5501 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publications on our testing services:
Visit Agricultural & Environmental Services Laboratories for additional information about testing.
Listed below are our most commonly requested tests and their fees. Other testing is available at cost of test with shipping.
Commonly Requested Tests
|Routine Soil Test (S1)|
|Three or more||$10 each|
Feed & Forage Testing
|NIR + nitrate + minerals (F1)||$48 each|
|NIR + nitrate (F2)||$28 each|
|NIR only (F3)||$23 each|
Poultry Litter Testing
|Poultry Litter Routine||$60 each|
|For Nutrient Management Plan||$10 each|
|Basic Water Test (W1)||$28 each|
|GA Expanded Water Test (W2)||$75 each|
|Fish Pond General Water Quality (W34C)||$42 each|
|Total Coliform & E-Coli Water Test (W35)|
|With Pre-paid UPS Label||$48 each|
|Without Pre-paid UPS Label||$38 each|
|Trace Level Analysis Water Test (W42)||$48 each|
|$10 each additional element|
July has now arrived, so have those pesky Japanese beetles. Learn how to quickly control them in your landscape and garden.
Learn about the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) that is available for farmers to receive aid due to losses accrued during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Enjoying your lawn barefoot is something many of us enjoy, however one weed is out to ruin the fun. Learn about how to identify and control lawn burweed.
Poison ivy is well known for the terrible rash it causes to those who come into contact with it. It is important to be able to identify and control it in your landscape.
Learn the tricks of the trade to grow a quality sweet corn crop this year.
Learn the tips and tricks you need to know in order to have a plentiful harvest of tomatoes this year.
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.