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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. 

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.

4-H20 Camp Annual camp attracts 4-H members from south Georgia counties. Published June 15, 2017Author:

South Georgia 4-H members learned the importance of water conservation during the 4-H20 Camp’s stop at the University of Georgia’s C.M. Stripling Irrigation Research Park (SIRP) in Camilla, Georgia, on Wednesday, June 14.

Colorful Coleus Coleus' bright colors beat the heat during oppressive Georgia summers. Published June 15, 2017Author:

It seems the coleus is worth its weight in gold in the landscape this time of the year. They offer a persevering performance and flaming color during the hottest part of the summer, which puts it among the best buys for your gardening dollar.

Corn Boil 2017 Annual corn boil lunch set for June 27 at J. Phil Campbell Research and Education Center. Published June 14, 2017Author:

Conceived of as a way to introduce neighbors to the farm’s research when the 1,055-acre farm was operated by the USDA, the center’s annual corn boil is just what it sounds like — a feast made from the corn grown on the property.

Organic Farm Tour UGA's organic agriculture researchers host farm tour in Watkinsville on June 29. Published June 14, 2017Author:

In its sixth year, UGA’s Organic Farm Twilight Tour is a chance to stroll around UGA’s 90-acre organic research and horticulture farm and learn about the latest in organic growing methods.

Drought & Lawns To help turfgrass recover from last year's drought, follow these tips from UGA Extension. Published June 12, 2017Author:

Last year’s prolonged drought has extended into this year. Lawns that were in poor health before the drought are having trouble greening up now. If you’re reviving a spotty lawn, perk it up with help from University of Georgia Cooperative Extension.  

Learning Responsibility Youth learn responsibility by caring for and showing livestock. Published June 12, 2017Author:

I am passionate about youth livestock projects. I think youth livestock projects, like showing hogs, cattle, goats, lambs or even horses, are one of the most valuable and rewarding experiences out there for youth today. How many other activities teach the level of responsibility that’s required of someone showing an animal at a livestock show?

Crop Protection Careers Student-organized crop tour helps CAES grad students explore the opportunities after graduation. Published June 12, 2017Author:

The search for a perfect job can feel like a major quest. That quest turns literal for a group of University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) students for one week each summer.

Blood Lily Gardeners will carry a torch if they plant a cluster of 001D vibrant African blood lilies. 5FF4 Published June 08, 2017Author:

The African blood lily is known botanically as Scadoxus multiflorus. It is in the Amaryllis family and is indeed native to South Africa. A lot of literature suggests it is perennial only for zones 9 to 11, but it is not hard to find long-term trials where it survives in zone 7b with great winter drainage.

Split Bark Young or thin-barked trees can get sunscald in the Georgia heat and sun. Published June 06, 2017Author:

Split bark, or vertical cracks along the lower tree stem of young trees, most commonly occurs on thin-barked trees such as dogwood, elm, maple, cherry, apple, peach and plum trees.

May Showers May showers help ease drought across the state. Published June 06, 2017Author:

May’s warm, wet conditions brought relief to the parched areas of the state, and Georgians can expect more of the same in June.


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