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Phillip Edwards, Irwin County Extension ANR Agent, will serve as the interim ANR agent until we can fill our vacant position. If you need assistance during planting season or the next few months, you may call the Turner county Extension Office at 567-3448 or you may call Phillip on his cell phone at 229-424-2863. He can also be reached at the office in Ocilla at 229-567-468-7409. We appreciate Phillip and his 30+ years of experience to help fill this transition. He will be sharing information with Turner County producers to keep the most current information at your fingertips.  

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2019 UGA Vegetable Disease Spray Programs Posted by on Feb 25, 2019 Click on the link below to find the UGA vegetable disease spray programs. Cantaloupe is the 2nd one down and watermelon is the last one listed. This is a great resource; however, I must remind you that this guide may be altered in some cases due to environmental conditions of...
Thistle Control in Pastures Posted by on Feb 21, 2019 When it comes to thistle control in pastures, many growers have been missing the boat on acceptable control. The key to thistle control is using the right product at the right time. The best time for any product is at the rosette stage. Remember, you can still get good control...
Common Questions Posted by on Feb 12, 2019 Please see some questions that I have been receiving lately. The first two were questions that Dr. Glen Harris had been receiving and he relayed them to growers last night at the cotton meeting. Be aware that soil pH levels are accurate in saturated conditions while in other labs pH...
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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 Which varieties should you plant? The variety testing team does the work and research for farmers.
UGA Weather Network Reliable weather information for agricultural and environmental applications, including soil temperature, rainfall, wind speed, and more.
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 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 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 Recommendations for pest control around homes, on pets, in the home garden, and more.
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 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.
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.