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  • Row Crop Disease Update Posted by Bryce Sutherland on Jun 13, 2019 We have had some discussions with Dr. Kemerait (UGA Plant Pathologist) this week on disease updates. In peanuts, white mold is currently of most concern. Early outbreaks of white-mold is based upon very hot temperatures in the recent past and now ample rainfall and soil moisture. Whether banded early season...
  • Time for “Pegging Zone” or Calcium Soil Test in Peanuts Posted by Scott Carlson on Jun 12, 2019 Now is a good time for peanut growers to pull pegging zone soil samples.  This test is to check the calcium levels at a 3-inch depth, where the peanut pegs and pods will be developing.  On our runner varieties, if there is at least 500 lbs/A of soil test calcium...
  • Pecans After The Rain Posted by Bryce Sutherland on Jun 10, 2019 Please read below for an update on pecans after the rain from Dr. Lenny Wells. This blog post is in regards to previous long hot and dry conditions and getting a rain after that.  “Following the long drought/heat wave we had in May, you will likely see some leaf drop...
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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.