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  • UPW Trainings for 2021 Posted by on Feb 25, 2021 Engenia, FeXapan, Tavium, or XtendiMax All applicators driving the tractor/sprayer applying these herbicides must attend Using Pesticides Wisely (UPW) during 2021 prior to using these products As mandated by federal law, applicators must have a private or commercial pesticide applicator license to apply these products. Labels specifically state “To be...
  • Cotton Notes 2021 Posted by on Feb 4, 2021 Year in Review: Avg Yield – 887lbs Staple – 37.10, Highest Georgia avg ever (from OVT Trials) Uniformity – 81.4 (from OVT Trials) Seed Coat Fragments – 40.6% (Big issue this year) About a 4-5 cent discount Cottonseed wall has broken off and attached to fibers Difficult for gin to...
  • Ambrosia Beetles Posted by on Feb 3, 2021

     

    It is that time of the year again where we have to keep an eye for ambrosia beetles. This is especially true for those with young trees (<5 years old).

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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
Statewide Variety Testing Which varieties should you plant? The variety testing team does the work and research for farmers.
UGA Weather Network
UGA Weather Network Reliable weather information for agricultural and environmental applications, including soil temperature, rainfall, wind speed, and more.
Pesticide Safety Education
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
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
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
Pest Management Recommendations for pest control around homes, on pets, in the home garden, and more.
Household Water Quality
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
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.
Soil Testing
Georgia Green Landscape Stewards The Georgia Green Landscape Stewards program provides fact-based information to help businesses and residences in Georgia implement sustainable green practices in their landscape.
Schools:
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.
  • Fast Snaps Fast Snaps Study found that the mechanism that drives the jaws of trap-jaw ants evolved independently several times in a single ant genus. By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 3/2/2021
  • 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
  • Student Profile: Ivan Chapu Student Profile: Ivan Chapu Ugandan graduate student Ivan Chapu has dedicated himself to adapting handheld sensors to help groundnut breeders generate resilient varieties that will help farmers to succeed. His passion for new technology led him in an unexpected direction – into a peanut field – where the Makerere University master’s student also discovered a love for research. By Cameron L. Miller | Published: 3/1/2021
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