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Freezing Prepared Foods (FDNS-E-43-14) Published 1/29/2018

Foods for packed lunches or elaborate dinners can be kept in your freezer ready for busy days, parties or unexpected company. By planning a steady flow of casseroles, main dishes, baked goods and desserts in and out of your freezer, you can make good use of your freezer and good use of your time. This publication provides information on preparing to freeze, packaging, and storage. It also provides specific directions for freezing a variety of prepared foods. For more information on food preservation, visit the National Center for Home Food Preservation online at http://nchfp.uga.edu.

Canning Fruit (FDNS-E-43-01) Published 1/29/2018

When fruits are canned, they are heated hot enough and long enough to destroy spoilage organisms. This heating (or processing) also stops the action of enzymes that can spoil food quality. Because fruits have a high acid content, processing can be done in a boiling water bath canner or in a pressure canner. This publication provides information on equipment and materials needed for canning fruit as well as instructions for before, after, and during the preservation process. Preparation methods and processing times for specific fruits are also given. For more information on food preservation, visit the National Center for Home Food Preservation online at http://nchfp.uga.edu.

Canning Vegetables (FDNS-E-43-03) Published 1/29/2018

Pressure canning is the only safe method of canning all vegetables (except tomatoes). The Clostridium botulinum microorganism is the main reason pressure canning is necessary. This publication provides directions on how to safely preserve specific vegetables with a pressure canner. Information on equipment, preparation, and processing are given, as well as information on how to guard against spoilage. For more information on food preservation, visit the National Center for Home Food Preservation online at http://nchfp.uga.edu.

How to Convert an Inorganic Fertilizer Recommendation to an Organic One (C 853) Published 1/29/2018

Many farmers and gardeners use natural minerals and organic fertilizers rather than synthetic ones to build their soil. If you use organic materials as all or part of your fertilization program, this publication will help you calculate the proper amount to use from the recommendations provided by a soil test.

Safety for Hispanic Landscape Workers (B 1334) Published 1/29/2018

Hispanic workers predominate in Georgia's urban agriculture industry, comprising almost three-fourths of the workforce. Employers must ensure comprehension and safety compliance, address language barriers to create a safe workplace, use physical demonstrations, diagrams, bilingual materials and, if available, an interpreter. This publication covers general precautions, equipment safety, pesticide safety and other information that is necessary for keeping employees safe. It is also available in Spanish.

So Easy To Preserve (B 989) Published 1/29/2018

The 6th edition of this popular book is available for purchase only. The 388-page book covers topics on Preserving Food, Canning, Pickled Products, Sweet Spreads and Syrups, Freezing and Drying. There are 10 new products and two revised product recommendations in this edition. It's suitable for both new and veteran food preservers. Information on how to purchase this for-sale publication is available at: http://setp.uga.edu

Time Management: 10 Strategies for Better Time Management (C 1042) Published 1/29/2018

Learn 10 strategies for better time management, including knowing how to spend your time, setting priorities, using planning tools, getting organized, scheduling, delegating, and avoiding procrastinating, wasting time, and multitasking.

Is Your Label Gluten Free? (B 1438) Published 1/29/2018

With the increased demand for “gluten-free” products in the market place, food processors and manufacturers have started to develop more and more better-tasting and nutritious food products that are also gluten-free. However, the federal food labeling regulations for gluten-free products can be very confusing for small food processors and new food product entrepreneurs. The purpose of this bulletin is to assist small food processors and food entrepreneurs in their understanding of the FDA labeling requirements for putting “gluten-free” on the label of packaged food products. The authors do not claim interpretation or replacement of any other federal or state regulations about labeling requirements.

Basics of Sausage Making: Formulation, Processing and Safety (B 1437) Published 1/29/2018

This bulletin is written to provide some of the basic information required to make various types of sausage. It is for those who enjoy good homemade sausage and who wish to obtain the greatest satisfaction from the trimmings and variety meats generated from farm slaughtered livestock or the results of a good hunt. The recipes listed in this publication collected from various sources and have been prepared and tested. They are suitable for beginners and experts alike. Also included is information on the history of sausage making, sausage types and ingredients, sausage making equipment and procedures, and food safety concerns and procedures.

2015 Southeast Regional Organic Blueberry Pest Management Guide (B 1440-01) Published 1/29/2018

A guide for organically managing diseases, insects, weeds and wildlife in blueberries in the Southeast. This publication is not intended to provide all details on organic blueberry production, although it does include the production methods that reduce the impact of plant disease and pest issues. The information presented is intended for use only as a guide. Specific rates and application methods are on the pesticide label, and these are subject to change at any time. Always refer to and read the pesticide label before making any application! The pesticide label supersedes any information contained in this guide, and it is the law. Because environmental conditions and grower application methods vary widely, suggested use does not imply that performance of the pesticide will always conform to the safety and pest control standards indicated by experimental data. More information can be found at http://www.smallfruits.org/SmallFruitsRegGuide/index.htm


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