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  • Southern Corn Rust and Soybean Rust Update Posted by Scott Carlson on Jun 10, 2022 Southern corn rust has now been confirmed in Wayne and Grady Counties, and as of yesterday, Brooks County, Georgia. Growers should consider protecting corn that has reached tassel stage through dough stage from this disease. We will continue to update growers on the progress of the disease. To view the...
  • It’s Time for the Pegging Zone or Calcium Soil Test in Peanuts Posted by Scott Carlson on Jun 10, 2022 As peanuts have emerged and are growing in the early season before bloom, testing the soil for the calcium level in the pegging zone (top 3 inches) is important. This test is to check the calcium levels at a 3-inch depth, where the peanut pegs and pods will be developing. ...
  • Update for the Week – June 3, 2022 Posted by Scott Carlson on Jun 3, 2022 Row crops and melons are moving along, as we are reaching the end of cotton and peanut planting in the county. Wheat harvest got a good start, and slowed down when some of the rain came. Rains have been scattered and it is dry in most of the county at...
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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.