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Mold Prevention The presence of mold in your house can decrease indoor air quality, which can cause allergic reactions and affect your respiratory system. Published March 13, 2018Author:

Are the flowers on your wallpaper growing? Is your bathtub turning pink? Are you suffering from allergies even though it’s winter? If so, your home may be under attack from mold lurking in the basement, underneath sinks, behind the walls, in the ductwork or even under the carpet.

Nematodes Root-knot nematodes feed on cotton roots and cause swelling to develop. Published March 13, 2018Author:

Mother Nature’s freezing January temperatures reduced nematode buildup in southern Georgia fields. But warmer temperatures this spring could spark nematode activity, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension plant pathologist Bob Kemerait.

Canning Tips Food not processed at the recommended pressure poses serious safety concerns that can lead to illness and even death. Published March 13, 2018Author:

Foods produced during their natural growing season often have greater nutritional value, and canning enables consumers to have more control over their food by preserving seasonal produce.

Rock Eagle Garden Rock Eagle garden mixes heirloom and modern varieties to make pioneer garden practices work. Published March 08, 2018Author:

The heritage garden at Rock Eagle 4-H Center’s Scott Site is more than a teaching tool, it’s a living museum.

Medicinal Herbs Roses, hibiscus and holy basil are good starting plants for those interested in medicinal herbs. Published March 08, 2018Author:

Many gardeners keep an herb garden to stock their kitchens with parsley, thyme and cilantro. That same herb garden can turn out tasty, healthful teas.

Poblano Pepper Compared to bell peppers, poblano peppers have a greater yield per acre and more disease resistance. Published March 06, 2018Author:

Juan Carlos Diaz-Perez, University of Georgia vegetable horticulturist, encourages Georgia vegetable producers to consider planting poblano peppers.

Rabbit control Very few home-garden crops are immune to rabbit damage. Published March 05, 2018Author:

Rabbits are often welcomed additions to lawns because many homeowners find them adorable. They love to see rabbits at the edges of their lawns early in the morning or in the evening. However, if the population is left unchecked, rabbits can cost homeowners hundreds, even thousands, of dollars a year in damages.

Bell Peppers UGA Extension vegetable horticulturist Tim Coolong advises gardeners who don't use fumigated plastic mulch to plant bell peppers in early to mid-April in south and central Georgia. Published March 05, 2018Author:

While commercial bell pepper producers grow this popular vegetable on fumigated plastic mulch beginning in early March, home gardeners in south and central Georgia should plant them in early to mid-April, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension vegetable horticulturist Tim Coolong.

Native Azaleas When planting azaleas, select a spot that gets both sun and shade. Published March 05, 2018Author:

Georgians are accustomed to evergreen azaleas, but native azaleas are currently growing in popularity. Unlike evergreen azaleas, native azaleas lose their leaves in the fall, grow tall and airy rather than low and dense, and bloom in the spring and summer.

Pesticide Use UGA Extension Pesticide Safety Education Program promotes the safe and responsible use of pesticides. Published March 05, 2018Author:

Pesticides, which include insecticides, fungicides, herbicides and more, can contain organic or conventional ingredients. People use them in homes and workplaces, on farms and in gardens, and in other places where they want to control pests like weeds, insects, fungi, rodents and plant viruses.


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Formerly referred to as FACES, our media newswire continues to feature stories from the CAES news team relating to family, agricultural, consumer and environmental sciences, as well as UGA Extension news.

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