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Emergency Preparedness 2017

Published on 09/07/2017

Did you know that University of Georgia Cooperative Extension has a library of information on how to prepare for and recover from natural disasters and household emergencies? From packing an emergency preparedness kit to rehabbing a water logged landscape, Georgians can find the emergency information they need by visiting extension.uga.edu/topic-areas/timely-topics/emergencies.html .

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.

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 altogether: Let your mower do the work.

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.

Bamboo Muhly Grass This particular grass is produced strictly for the wispy fine or thread-like element it provides the landscape. Published August 31, 2017Author:

While walking around the Coastal Georgia Botanical Garden at the Historic Bamboo Farm in Savannah, Georgia, I was caught up in the beauty of grass that was so picturesque when it was backlit by the sun. It was a muhly grass, but not the pink, cotton-candy-looking kind admired in the fall. This was bamboo muhly native to Arizona. Plants native to Arizona aren’t often considered as adaptable to the hot, humid Southeast, but bamboo muhly is like having a piece of fine art in the garden.

Composting Tips Temperature, turning and wetness are keys to effective composting. Published August 31, 2017Author:

To maintain a healthy compost pile, you need to maintain the proper moisture level. Compost organisms are like people — both need water to survive and function at their best. Inadequate water will inhibit the activities of compost organisms, resulting in a slower compost process. A high temperature is also desirable in a backyard compost pile, as it accelerates decomposition.

Ag Hall of Fame Former GDOT Commissioner Wayne Shackelford and poultry leader Bill Baisley selected for Georgia Agricultural Hall of Fame. Published August 29, 2017Author:

On Sept. 22, the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) will induct former Georgia Department of Transportation Commissioner Wayne Shackelford and pioneering poultryman Bill Baisley into the Georgia Agricultural Hall of Fame.

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