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Emergency Preparedness 2017

Published on 09/07/2017

Did you know that University of Georgia Cooperative Extension has a library of information on how to prepare for and recover from natural disasters and household emergencies? From packing an emergency preparedness kit to rehabbing a water logged landscape, Georgians can find the emergency information they need by visiting extension.uga.edu/topic-areas/timely-topics/emergencies.html .

Fall Gardening 2017

Published on 08/31/2017

University of Georgia Cooperative Extension offers fall gardening advice through this year's Fall Gardening 2017 packet. These articles are written specifically for Georgia gardens, from novice to advanced 'green thumbs.' For more help on specific topics, contact your local UGA Extension agent or read the UGA Extension publications at http://extension.uga.edu/publications.html.

Grape Growers Workshop Financial planning and horticulture help available for aspiring vineyard owners. Published August 19, 2017Author:

For many wine lovers, running a vineyard is the ultimate dream job, but not many are able to make that dream a reality. 

New to Grapes? UGA Extension specialists will offer aspiring wine makers a crash course on the wine industry August 16. Published July 27, 2017Author:

Georgia’s growing wine industry has an annual impact of more than $7 million on Georgia’s economy, but new growers may have difficulty knowing whether the vineyard business makes sense for them.

Northern Nut Growers Association August conference to highlight building sustainable, efficient agricultural practices. Published July 11, 2017Author:

Sustainable, efficient agricultural practices will be featured at this year’s Northern Nut Growers Association (NNGA) annual conference, which will be held at the Tifton Campus Conference Center from Aug. 13-16.

New Fruit Pathologist New UGA pathologist Jonathan Oliver to specialize in multiple fruit commodities. Published July 05, 2017Author:

Jonathan Oliver’s study of blueberries and his homegrown knowledge of citrus makes the Palatka, Florida, native a valuable addition to the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

Georgia's Grape Industry UGA Extension fruit plant pathologist Phillip Brannen says grape farmers should be wary of diseases like Pierce's disease. Published March 30, 2017Author:

Georgia’s grape industry, once dormant, is now thriving, according to Phillip Brannen, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension fruit plant pathologist. Growing potential for prosperity in the wine industry will require that farmers stay vigilant about certain diseases, like Pierce’s disease, that could negatively impact production.

Peach Crop High-chill peach varieties not expected to bloom until late March or mid-April. Published March 27, 2017Author:

Georgia’s peach crop may suffer this year due to insufficient chill hours, which are essential to peach production, according to Jeff Cook, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources agent in Taylor and Peach counties.

Deer Problem Damage caused by deer on plants is characterized by a jagged or torn look on stems and twigs. Published March 09, 2017Author:

Georgia’s whitetail deer have reached a nutritional stress period and the current drought situation only compounds the issue. There tends to be two nutritional stress periods during the year for whitetail: the end of summer and the end of winter. Right now, we are at the precipice of the winter stress period.

Extension Viticulturist UGA Extension viticulturist starts working with Georgia wine growers on March 1. Published January 25, 2017Author:

Wine is becoming a big business in Georgia, and University of Georgia Cooperative Extension is working to support this growing sector of the economy by providing new expertise for wine growers.

Georgia Drought Wet, wintry conditions should provide relief from Georgia drought. Published January 05, 2017Author:

Welcome rains during December 2016 and the first week of 2017 are providing hope for Georgia farmers looking for relief from a statewide severe drought, according to Pam Knox, University of Georgia agricultural climatologist and UGA Cooperative Extension specialist.

Greenhouses and High Tunnels Greenhouse and high tunnel vegetables take center stage in protected agriculture course. Published December 07, 2016Author:

From the miracle of December tomatoes to the marvel of fresh salad greens in space, greenhouses and growth chambers may play an increasing role in creating hyperlocal or hyperportable food systems.


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