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Fire Ants in Citrus Fire ants have been problematic this summer in newly planted satsuma trees. This was a problem new to us; as we are learning a lot about citrus from our first-time growers and we wanted to share some info on how they can damage trees, and provide some solutions. Here is...
Upcoming Events in Agriculture Recent harvest conditions have been ideal for our peanut and cotton farmers. We have done maturity clinics and checked peanut fields for optimum digging and harvest timing of peanuts, and we have also looked at many cotton fields with growers to plan defoliation and harvest. Harvest activity is also steady...
Upcoming Producer Meetings Come learn more about the following topics and get answers to your questions! 1. WHIP+ Disaster Assistance. The USDA has started signup for the disaster assistance program in response to Hurricane Michael in 2018. Come learn about program specifics for the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+) and how...
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.
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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.
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.