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Growing Sunflowers in the Home Garden (C 1121) Published 11/20/2017

Sunflowers can be an important addition to the home garden due to their ability to attract beneficial insects as well as serve as a trap crop. Sunflowers also provide a nutritional, edible crop high in protein and low in fat. This publication covers the basics of how to grow and harvest sunflowers in the home garden. The circular introduces the benefits of growing sunflowers as well as multiple uses for the crop.

Managing Bermudagrass Stem Maggots (B 1484) Published 11/15/2017

This publication summarizes the latest and most relevant information regarding the management of the bermudagrass stem maggot (BSM), including biological, cultural, physical and chemical mitigation strategies. In addition to information about how to control the pest, this bulletin provides detailed information about the history, identification, and biology of the bermudagrass stem maggot.

Impacts of the Great Recession and Drought on the Environmental Horticulture Industry (C 1119) Published 11/15/2017

The environmental horticulture industry, unlike many industries, is intricately connected to the national, regional, and local economy as plant and turfgrass sales ebb and flow with economic conditions. This publication updates readers on the national, regional, and local economic factors that have affected the environmental horticulture industry. Since the recession and drought of the mid-2000s, we find that the environmental horticulture industry has suffered economically and has yet to recover to pre-recession levels.

Hay Replacement Rations for Cows and Early Weaned Calves (TP 103) Published 11/13/2017

Over half of Georgia has been in a prolonged drought since the beginning of May 2016, essentially the entire forage growing season. The drought has hindered the ability of many cattle owners to grow and/or procure enough hay to make it through the winter. Therefore, there is a need to economically develop dietary strategies to maintain cattle through the winter. This publication describes the process of evaluating potential feeds, outlines potential hay-replacement rations, and details considerations for feeding management.

Hydrogen Sulfide and Sulfate (C 858-8) Published 11/13/2017

This publication describes hydrogen sulfide and sulfate and its effects on household water quality.

Removal of Hydrogen Sulfide and Sulfate (C 858-15) Published 11/13/2017

This publication explains how to identify and remove hydrogen sulfide and sulfate from household water.

Understanding Your Credit Report (C 1043-1) Published 11/13/2017

Learn what makes someone credit worthy and the importance of a credit report. This publication covers how to obtain a credit report and how to understand what it contains.

Understanding Your Credit Score (C 1043-2) Published 11/13/2017

Learn what a credit score is and why it is important. This publication covers what is considered and average credit score and what factors influence your score.

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