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The Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteer (MGEV) Program connects UGA Extension, plant enthusiasts, and communities across the state. MGEVs share UGA Extension consumer horticulture programming about selection and care of plants for ornamental value, recreation, and home food production. Master Gardeners teach community members how to use plants and gardening to improve their environment, personal health, and quality of life.

 

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Yield Maps Yield maps allow farmers to examine fields and make management decisions for next year's crop. By Clint Thompson | Published: 12/11/2019
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40 Under 40 UGA researcher gaining national reputation for supporting Georgia's vineyards. By Clint Thompson, Merritt Melancon | Published: 12/11/2019
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Dec 13 - Dec 15 December Nights & Holiday Lights Savannah, GA December Nights & Holiday Lights at the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm
Dec 19 - Dec 23 December Nights & Holiday Lights Savannah, GA December Nights & Holiday Lights at the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm
Jan 8 Landscape Irrigation Workshop Evans, GA Learn how Georgia’s emerging seasonal rainfall patterns impact landscapes and about water management methods that promote soil and water conservation. Plants need water, but knowing where, when and how much to water is crucial to maintaining healthy landscapes. We will review common plant health issues caused by misplaced or poorly timed irrigation and will discuss how these issues can be avoided. This presentation is intended to guide landscape professionals and property owners in efficient practices of irrigation, describe water regulations, and introduce simple irrigation system components, including a functioning display model. *Pesticide Applicator Licensees Re-certification Credits available - Cat 24 (4 hrs) & Cat 10 (3 hrs) Georgia Certified Landscape Professional continuing education units - 4 credits
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From Our Blog
URI Requests MGEV Participation in Tick Study Posted by sdorn on Dec 10, 2019 Researchers at The University of Rhode Island are studying tick and tick-borne disease prevention knowledge, perceptions, and attitudes among those exposed to tickborne disease environments. They have identified MGEVs as ideal participants in the study.  Their request letter with details is included below.  The survey  is estimated to take 15-20...
Sharing An Innovative Idea Posted by sdorn on Dec 3, 2019 Annie Barbas, MGEV in Lowndes County, shared this nugget in her recent district report to GMGA: The local garden clubs are partnering with the MGEVs in encouraging students to enter the local flower shows. The first trial show resulted in S.L. Mason (elementary school) garnering numerous first-place awards. I can’t...
MGEVs Asked to Help Identify Good Pollinator Plants Posted by Lauren Muller, Conservation Outreach Coordinator, State Botanical Garden of Georgia on Nov 22, 2019 The State Botanical Garden of Georgia is providing leadership for a new program, the Georgia Pollinator Plants of the Year program. You may remember the Georgia Gold Medal Plant (GGMP) Program. The Pollinator Plants of the Year program is similar, but creates an additional emphasis on the role that home...
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