Spring gardening 2018Published on 03/05/2018
Spring is here and so, too, the time to get out and plant your favorite fruit and vegetables. Gardening can be fun for people of all ages. Whether you're just learning how to put your plants in the ground, or you're an expert who loves the challenge of making things grow, every one can use professional advice. This is our annual collection of spring gardening articles from University of Georgia experts. It will provide timely advice on multiple topics, like bell peppers, protecting your crop against rabbits and protecting your lawn from burweed. These articles are written for Georgians with scientific advice from researchers within the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Happy gardening!
There are a limited number of compounds available to combat fungal infections in both plants and people. A team of University of Georgia researchers is helping to assess the risk posed by fungi developing widespread resistance to the stable of antifungal compounds used in the United States.
Georgia’s agriculture, education and public health departments, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension and Georgia Organics came together at the historic Georgia Railroad Freight Depot to celebrate Georgia school districts with outstanding farm-to-school programs. Seventy-five school districts, serving more than one million students, are now participating in farm-to-school programs. These districts served more than 97 million school meals with local food items during the 2016-17 school year.
No official pesticide drift complaints have been reported to the Georgia Department of Agriculture this year due to in-season applications of dicamba, or 2,4-D.
Football season is here. Whether you are tailgating at the game or hosting a game day party at home, following a few easy tips from University of Georgia Cooperative Extension can ensure you have a fun, healthy game day.
Many of you will hand out treats like candy corn this Halloween. I’d like to suggest some ‘Candy Corn’ for the garden that will add an incredible array of color and texture and will be beautiful in your landscape. While the ‘Candy Corn’ cuphea won’t satisfy your sweet tooth, it does offer a tasty treat for pollinators, like hummingbirds and butterflies.
Shimat Joseph, an entomologist based on the University of Georgia Griffin campus, will research turfgrass and ornamental plant pests as the newest member of the UGA Turfgrass Team.
University of Georgia entomologist Brian Forschler built his career studying termites, a pest that many homeowners don’t care to think about.
Conservation tillage saves farmers time and money and improves the soil, but only 20 or 30 percent of Georgia farmers use this system, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension soils and fertility specialist Glen Harris.
On Tuesday, Oct. 24, approximately 900 fourth-graders from Georgia’s Tift and Cook counties will convene on the University of Georgia Tifton campus for this fall's Agricultural and Environmental Awareness Day.
Shady ground covers that bloom are sought-after in the gardening world, and ‘Bolivian Sunset’ is one of the most beautiful. Commonly called “hardy gloxinia,” it is cold hardy from zones 8 and higher, but everyone can enjoy it as a container plant on the deck and indoors, provided it has a shady or filtered-light location.
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