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2023 Georgia Ag Forecast13 publications
2023 edition: Each year, UGA's agricultural economists develop a comprehensive overview to help various sectors of the agriculture industry navigate the year ahead. As Georgia's land-grant university, the University of Georgia conducts cutting-edge research on critical and emerging issues that are important to the agriculture industry. From this research, UGA provides the best information and education available to producers and constituents to equip them with knowledge and decision-making tools for their businesses.
2024 Georgia Ag Forecast16 publications
2024 edition: Each year, UGA's agricultural economists develop a comprehensive overview to help various sectors of the agriculture industry navigate the year ahead. As Georgia's land-grant university, the University of Georgia conducts cutting-edge research on critical and emerging issues that are important to the agriculture industry. From this research, UGA provides the best information and education available to producers and constituents to equip them with knowledge and decision-making tools for their businesses.
Biochar Basics4 publications
Peat moss has desirable properties as a container substrate component, but harvesting it from peatland for greenhouse/nursery production use has disturbed peatland and caused numerous environmental concerns. Thus, it is urgent to find a peat moss replacement as a container substrate component for greenhouse/nursery production. Biochar, a carbon-rich material with porous structure produced by the thermochemical decomposition of biomass in an oxygen depleted or oxygen-limited atmosphere, has drawn researchers’ attention for the past two decades. Using biochar to replace peat moss as a container substrate component for greenhouse/nursery production could provide environmental and economic benefits. However, biochar has not been widely used. One of the reasons is that the end users don’t know what biochar is, what it can do, or how to use it. This series of extension publications provides introductory information to answer these questions and help growers learn more about biochar. This series is produced in collaboration with the Colorado State University Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture.
Building Baby's Brain12 publications
The early years are critical for later life. For years, scientists have known that what happens – or doesn't happen – during the first few years makes a big difference in a child's later life, and that babies who do not get enough love and attention in infancy are less likely to be well-adjusted adults. This series will help parents learn strategies to improve early brain development. For more information about brain development, visit www.bbbgeorgia.org.
Classic City Garden Awards8 publications
The “Classic City Awards” are given to the 10 plants grown in the Trial Gardens at the University of Georgia that exhibited excellent performance all summer.
Coma Saludable Mantengase Activo24 publications
El Servicio de Extensión de UGA esta mejorando la salud y el bienestar de los niños enseñándoles a las proveedoras del cuidado de niños y a sus familias los conceptos de nutrición y actividad física de manera que los pre-escolares puedan entenderlos. Estas series ayudan a los niños de 3 a 5 años de edad a aumentar su conocimiento de comer saludable y de actividad física al enseñarles los conceptos claves por medio de prácticas y de actividades apropiadas a su desarrollo. Para conocer más sobre estas series visite http://eathealthybeactive.net.
Community and School Gardens14 publications
This series explains how to create and manage a community or school garden, from planning, siting and building the garden itself to choosing what to plant and how to grow it successfully to properly caring for garden tools.
Consumer Horticulture3 publications
This publication series was written to educate residents about the benecial roles of consumer horticulture. It was collaboratively developed by the Consumer Horticulture Extension, Research, and Education Coordinating Committee (SCC-85) organized through the Southern Association of
Agricultural Experiment Station Directors. SCC-85 includes members from Auburn Univ., Clemson Univ., Univ. of Kentucky, Univ. of Georgia, Univ. of Hawaii, Louisiana State Univ., The Ohio State Univ., Univ. of Minnesota, Mississippi State Univ., Univ. of Nebraska, North Carolina State Univ., Univ. of Tennessee, and Virginia Tech. SCC-85 also operates as the NICH Academic/Government Council and serves to connect the academic horticulture to NICH. The full series is available from the NICH website: https://consumerhort.org/benefits-of-consumer-horticulture/
Eat Healthy, Be Active24 publications
UGA Extension is improving young children's health and well-being by helping child care providers and families teaching nutrition and physical activity concepts in ways that preschoolers can understand. This series aims to increase 3- to 5-year-old children's knowledge of healthy eating and physical activity by teaching them key concepts through hands-on, developmentally appropriate activities.
Visit the Eat Healthy, Be Active website for more information.
Elevate Your Relationship39 publications
Looking for ways to strengthen your relationship? Whether you just started dating, have been married for a while, or have been married more than once, we can always use some guidance in developing and maintaining a healthy and satisfying relationship. Each publication in this series includes recommendations and activities to enrich the relationships you hold dear. For more resources, visit www.nermen.org.
Environmental Water Quality7 publications
The State of Georgia Environmental Protection Division is responsible for setting and enforcing water quality standards. The Environmental Water Quality series explains regulations related to drinking water in Georgia.
Georgia Pest Management Handbook34 publications
The Commercial Edition of the Georgia Pest Management Handbook gives current information on the selection, application, and safe use of pest control chemicals. This volume is updated annually.
Recommendations are based on information on the manufacturer’s label and on performance data from research and extension trials at the University of Georgia and sister institutions in surrounding states. Because environmental conditions, the severity of pest pressure, and methods of application vary widely, recommendations do not imply that performance of pesticides will always be acceptable.
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren14 publications
Raising your grandchildren can be both rewarding and challenging. The transition to this new relationship can be stressful for the entire family. While your grandchildren are getting used to a new home and new rules, you must readjust to the responsibilities of parenting. The adjustment will take time and patience on everybody’s part. But with some planning, patience, and a lot of understanding, you can overcome the challenges of raising your grandchildren. Some of the most common challenges are discussed below, along with suggestions for making the adjustment process easier for the whole family.
Developed and released by Dr. Diane Bales, Human Development Specialist, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension. The Grandparents Raising Grandchildren series was adapted, with permission, from the Grandparents as Parents series originally developed by the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension and released by Sam Quick.
The Greenhouse*A*Syst series has been developed to assist greenhouse owners with the task of assessing three management issues: Water management, Environmental Risk and Business Profitability.
Home & Garden Georgia Pest Management Handbook13 publications
The Georgia Pest Management Handbook: Home & Garden Edition is revised every two years and contains noncommercial recommendations for pest control around homes, on pets, for pests of home garden vegetables, lawns, fruits and ornamentals, and for pests of public health interest associated with our homes.
Cultural, biological, physical, and other types of control methods are recommended where appropriate.
Household Water Quality17 publications
The quality of your water supply can have both an immediate and a prolonged effect on the health of your household. Many Americans, especially those dependent upon well water, assume that their water is safe and healthy. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. This publication series contains basic information about home water quality and treatment.
Introducing the CD+SI Toolkit6 publications
The community capital framework provides a lens through which to consider the unique characteristics of each community. This series provides accessible definitions for different types of capital, and introduces the Community Diagnostics and Social Impact (CD+SI) Toolkit, which is a UGA-developed instrument to quantitatively measure perceptions of different types of capital in a community.
Within the framework, political capital is a community's capacity to influence the allocation and availability of resources; natural capital is a community's existing environmental resources; social capital is a community's relationships and networks; human capital is a community's human resources; cultural capital is a community's heritage and self-perceptions; and built-financial capital identifies the financial and physical resources that can be utilized to benefit residents and facilitate growth.
Landscape Design4 publications
Having a beautiful, creative and functional landscape requires some understanding of design principles, plant materials and outdoor structural elements. A landscape installation can be very simple or extremely complicated. Designing irrigation systems, outdoor lighting, stone walls and patios requires skills that go beyond those of the average homeowner. When the job seems too big, it may be time to call in a professional. This publication provides guidelines and suggestions for finding a garden designer.
Mold, the Uninvited Guest2 publications
Without knowing it, many of us live in homes that are inviting to molds. Molds need very little to feel comfortable, primarily moisture and the right temperature. If you suspect that mold has invaded your home, it is important to locate and eliminate the source of moisture, address the problems that provide the right conditions for mold growth and then clean it. This series covers how to prevent and remove mold growth in your home, so you can provide an environment for your family that can be free of mold and its health related problems.
Packinghouse Environmental Monitoring Programs2 publications
Produce growers and packers are increasingly required to adopt environmental monitoring programs in their facilities to verify sanitation efficacy. However, the majority of resources are tailored to address the needs of the food processing industry, with little attention focused on the challenges associated with fresh produce, including outdoor packing facilities, soil from produce harvested from the ground, legacy equipment, and others. This series describes the methodical implementation of a successful monitoring program for fruit, vegetable and nut packers in the state of Georgia.
Plant Propagation for the Home Garden1 publications
This consumer-focused series provides information on how to start (propagate) plants for your home garden or personal houseplant collection using various methods.
Rethink Waste2 publications
Becoming more environmentally conscious is all about changing your consumption along with your habits. The average American creates 1,600 pounds of trash each year. The best thing you can do is to reduce the amount of trash and waste you and your family generate. This series gives you tips on how to on how to reduce, reuse and recycle so you can start living green.
Small Fruit Video Series2 publications
This series of videos was funded by the Southern Region Small Fruit Consortium to discuss food safety needs for small fruit growers. These videos address topics such as foodborne illnesses and cross-contamination, and why they are a significant concern for small fruit producers.
Available publications that have been translated in Spanish.
Weed Wizard4 publications
The Weed Wizard series describes ways to identify and manage weeds commonly found in home landscapes.
When Your Income Drops7 publications
Losing a job or otherwise experiencing a loss of income is a challenge even in the best of times. This series will help you map out a plan to get you back on your feet again.
Wildlife Management3 publications
A growing human population is leading to increased land development. Many homeowners maintain gardens and landscapes around their homes. Often, wildlife and humans come into contact with each other, resulting in damage to human property.
Often in these cases, intensive wildlife management is needed. The Wildlife Management series offers advice for handling these situations.
Your Good Credit3 publications
Establishing, maintaining, and protecting Your Good Credit can save you thousands of dollars over time. This series will teach you the basics of credit reports and scores as well as how to manage your credit so you can ensure you have good credit.
You've Got the Power3 publications
On writing a will, financial power of attorney, and health care power of attorney.