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Spring gardening 2017

Published on 03/09/2017

Gardening can be fun for all ages. Whether you're a novice at putting your plants in the ground, or you're an expert who loves the challenge of making things grow, every one can use advice. This collection of spring gardening articles from University of Georgia experts is sure to provide timely advice on a wide range of topics, like potatoes, tomatoes and irrigation. These articles are written by for Georgians with scientific advice from researchers within the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Happy gardening!

Fight the Flu Fight the flu with frequent hand washing and by cleaning and sanitizing. Published March 15, 2017Author:

Cold, flu, bronchitis and other viruses have affected a number of Georgians this winter. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension offers a few tips to help beat the bugs this flu season and keep your family flu-free.

Start Seeds Now Planting seeds allows gardeners to try varieties not available at garden centers. Published March 15, 2017Author:

Even though there are still chilly days ahead, you can plan now for your spring vegetable garden. Experiment with new and new-to-you vegetables by starting plants from seeds indoors.

Winter Gardening It's too early to fertilize trees, shrubs and dormant lawns, like bermudagrass. Published March 15, 2017Author:

Remember, the best time to plant new trees and shrubs is in the fall or early winter. As far as pruning goes, the ideal time to prune fruit trees, landscape trees and shrubs is in late winter prior to bud break. It’s still too early to fertilize trees, shrubs and dormant lawns, like bermudagrass. Pre-emergent herbicides should be applied to lawns before annual weeds start to germinate.

Drift complaints Decline in pesticide drift complaints show that Extension trainings have been successful. Published March 14, 2017Author:

As a result of two years of aggressive training to improve on-target agricultural pesticide applications, the number of pesticide drift complaints received by University of Georgia Cooperative Extension has gone down 65 percent, according to UGA Extension weed specialist Stanley Culpepper.

Cotton Outlook Cotton acreage to decrease this year to due to estimated high peanut prices. Published March 14, 2017Author:

Georgia growers can expect to make at least 5 to 6 cents more per pound of cotton than they received this time last year, according to Don Shurley, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension cotton economist.

Prevent Freeze Damage Knowing wet bulb temperature could help farmers protect crops from hard freezes while saving money, water and energy. Published March 13, 2017Author:

Knowing wet bulb temperature could help farmers protect crops from hard freezes while saving money, water and energy.

Spring Break Ag Tour UGA CAES students visit Tifton, Griffin campuses during trip across Georgia. Published March 10, 2017Author:

Agriculture is Georgia’s top industry, and students from the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences are learning about the diversity of agriculture during a weeklong tour across the state.

Tomato Varieties Choosing the best tomato depends on various factors. Published March 09, 2017Author:

Soon soil temperatures will be warm enough for planting those precious backyard tomatoes. Given the many options available, which variety and type of tomato should you choose?

Garden Irrigation It's important to take an inventory of what you want to water in your landscape. Published March 09, 2017Author:

Many homeowners have a substantial investment in the various trees, shrubs and annuals in their landscape. Trying to keep these prized plants watered can sometimes be a challenge, especially in times of drought.

Educational Programs UGA Extension offering educational programs for new and experienced gardeners. Published March 09, 2017Author:

Spring gardening time is just around the corner. Georgians will be soon be reaching out to their county University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agents to ask questions, troubleshoot problems with specific insects, weeds and plant diseases, and to test their soil and water.

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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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