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University of Georgia Cooperative Extension experts say removing your shoes before going indoors can reduce the amount of pollen you track into your home. Other ways to reduce the amount of pollen indoors include wiping your pets' paws before allowing them to come inside and cleaning floors and surfaces often. CAES News
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension experts say removing your shoes before going indoors can reduce the amount of pollen you track into your home. Other ways to reduce the amount of pollen indoors include wiping your pets' paws before allowing them to come inside and cleaning floors and surfaces often.
Indoor Pollen
Are your sinuses clogged? Do you feel like you are walking in a sea of yellow dust? Have you washed your car three times this week? Welcome to pollen season in Georgia.
State Extension units, the Southern Regional Extension Forestry (SREF) office, and other agencies have several wildland fire resources for use in the southeastern region of the United States with a particular focus on rural wildland-urban interface (WUI) areas. CAES News
State Extension units, the Southern Regional Extension Forestry (SREF) office, and other agencies have several wildland fire resources for use in the southeastern region of the United States with a particular focus on rural wildland-urban interface (WUI) areas.
Wildfire Smoke
If you’ve walked outside during the last week, you’ve probably noticed the smell of smoke in the air. Wildfires associated with the current exceptional drought that is covering much of northern Georgia and surrounding states has created perfect conditions for the growth of these fires.
UGA graduate student Jamie Morgan tests the water in an algae-filled pond on Bill Atkinson's farm in Dacula. CAES News
UGA graduate student Jamie Morgan tests the water in an algae-filled pond on Bill Atkinson's farm in Dacula.
Tainted Water
With the summer heat and sporadic rainfall, conditions are right for farm ponds to become inundated with harmful algal blooms.
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Lead Testing
Since the water crisis in Flint, Michigan made headlines in late 2015, parents across the country have started looking at their kitchen taps a little suspiciously.
Bottles of pesticides line the shelves of a home improvement store in Griffin, Georgia. CAES News
Bottles of pesticides line the shelves of a home improvement store in Griffin, Georgia.
Pesticide Collection
A pesticide collection event has been scheduled for Wednesday, June 29, at the Southern Pines Ag and Expo in Dublin, Georgia. The event will be held from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Using a farm pond as a giant watering dish for cattle may be an easy way to provide livestock with water, but it's not the healthiest. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension experts say this can spread diseases through a herd, affect the fish quality and destroy the stability of the pond's shoreline. CAES News
Using a farm pond as a giant watering dish for cattle may be an easy way to provide livestock with water, but it's not the healthiest. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension experts say this can spread diseases through a herd, affect the fish quality and destroy the stability of the pond's shoreline.
Pond Water
Many Georgia farmers use their fish ponds as water sources for livestock. A pond located in a pasture is a convenient and dependable source of water for stock, but letting cattle have free access to a pond is not the best decision for the animals, the pond or the fish that live there.
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Safe Drinking Water
Spring water from springs scattered across north Georgia may taste better than tap water, but that doesn’t mean it is safe to drink. The truth is that these spring water sources are not tested or treated.
In "Sustainable Gardening for the Southeast," Susan Varlamoff pulls together science-based information from Southern land-grant universities on various aspects of environmentally friendly gardening. CAES News
In "Sustainable Gardening for the Southeast," Susan Varlamoff pulls together science-based information from Southern land-grant universities on various aspects of environmentally friendly gardening.
Sustainable Gardening Book
In her new book, “Sustainable Gardening for the Southeast,” Susan Varlamoff, CAES director of the Office of Environmental Sciences, aims to provide home gardeners with comprehensive information on environmentally friendly gardening and to teach readers how to create an ecosystem in home landscapes.
Georgia 4-H'ers collected more than 13,000 pounds of aluminum tabs this year, including this huge bag from Zyria Jones of Elbert County Middle School. The tabs generated $5,425 for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Georgia. Jones is shown with her science teacher Steve Jordan and Elbert County 4-H and youth development agent Lauren Macias-Dye. CAES News
Georgia 4-H'ers collected more than 13,000 pounds of aluminum tabs this year, including this huge bag from Zyria Jones of Elbert County Middle School. The tabs generated $5,425 for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Georgia. Jones is shown with her science teacher Steve Jordan and Elbert County 4-H and youth development agent Lauren Macias-Dye.
Poptab Cash
For the past 13 years, seventh- and eighth-grade Georgia 4-H’ers have collected the tabs from aluminum cans to raise money for Ronald McDonald House Charities. This year, 13,181 pounds of tabs were collected, and $5,425 was donated to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Georgia.
Local and state leaders and staff from the Tifton-Tift County Chamber of Commerce join University of Georgia researcher Craig Kvien as he officially cuts the ribbon of the Future Farmstead site. The net zero home/research facility is located on the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences' campus in Tifton. CAES News
Local and state leaders and staff from the Tifton-Tift County Chamber of Commerce join University of Georgia researcher Craig Kvien as he officially cuts the ribbon of the Future Farmstead site. The net zero home/research facility is located on the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences' campus in Tifton.
Future Farmstead
The Future Farmstead, a model home for energy-efficient housing, was on display Wednesday, Oct. 14, as part of a dedication ceremony on the University of Georgia Tifton Campus.