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Holiday Season 2017

Published on 11/16/2017

Celebrate the holidays with the writers and experts from UGA Cooperative Extension and the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. With tips on everything from cooking the turkey to natural holiday decorations, we're committed to putting Georgia in the holiday spirit. 

Rivers Alive Cleanup Two cleanup dates scheduled this year are on Sept. 30 at Crooked River State Park in St. Marys, Georgia, and on Oct. 14 at the Still River Waterfront Park in Woodbine, Georgia. Published September 06, 2017Author:

Trash discarded in waterways kills fish and other aquatic life, and trash thrown out on roadsides is an eyesore that clogs drains and other infrastructure. To combat this problem, the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension office in Camden County, Georgia, coordinates annual Rivers Alive cleanup events.

Emergency Food UGA Extension recommends families keep at least a three-day emergency food supply on hand. Published September 06, 2017Author:

As hurricane season arrives, Georgians are listening closely to local weather broadcasts. Whether or not a record-breaking storm affects you, University of Georgia experts say having an emergency food supply on hand is always a good idea.

Emergency Preparedness UGA Extension helps Georgians prepare for emergencies and recover from disasters. Published September 06, 2017Author:

As Atlantic hurricane season peaks, Georgians may be uncertain about how to prepare for an emergency. The state may not be directly affected by a hurricane, floods or high winds from a storm this year, but it’s always good to be prepared. September is National Preparedness Month, and University of Georgia Cooperative Extension and the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency have resources available to help Georgians prepare for an emergency.

D.W. Brooks Lecture D.W. Brooks lecturer to discuss biotechnology and its discontents on Nov. 7. Published September 06, 2017Author:

Molecular biologist and agricultural technology advocate Nina Fedoroff will visit the University of Georgia on Tuesday, Nov. 7, to deliver the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences’ D.W. Brooks Lecture at 3:30 p.m. in Mahler Hall at the UGA Center for Continuing Education and Hotel on the university's Athens campus.

DuVall Passes DuVall was triple Dawg, veteran, public servant and family man. Published September 01, 2017Author:

Talmadge “Tal” Clifton DuVall, a celebrated public leader, businessman and military veteran who served more than 30 years in the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service, died on Aug. 21 after a brief illness. He was 84.

Tall Fescue Time Cooler temperatures are ideal for establishing, reseeding tall fescue. Published August 31, 2017Author:

To successfully establish a new tall fescue lawn or interseed an existing lawn, consider the following techniques and practices from Univesity of Georgia Cooperative Extension.

Controlling Fire Ants Treating fire ants now will reduce their numbers in the spring. Published August 31, 2017Author:

Fall is perfect for playing football, picking pumpkins and killing fire ants. Tackling the stinging pests now will cut down on the number you encounter next spring and summer, according to entomologists with the University of Georgia.

Mower Mulching If you don't compost fallen leaves, use your lawn mower to "rake" them. Published August 31, 2017Author:

Everyone loves to have good shade trees in their yard, but once summer is over, most people despise dealing with fallen leaves. There is an option that avoids having to rake leaves alt 0024 ogether: Let your mower do the work. 5FED

Landscape Plan Evaluate your landscape, create a plan and buy plants suited for your design. Published August 31, 2017Author:

Late summer is an excellent time to plan landscape renovations. If you establish plans now, then you will be ready to take advantage of fall, the best time to plant. Many Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Program groups across the state hold fall plant sales now. Before you hit your first sale, there are a few things to consider.

Cool Wave Pansies If you plan to grow pansies, considering soil preparation is crucial. Published August 31, 2017Author:

During the summer, we think of flowers like petunias as those fragrant, spilling or tumbling flowers cascading over the rims of baskets and mixed containers. That same show of incredible color coupled with tantalizing fragrance can be achieved during the cool season with pansies like those of the Cool Wave series.


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