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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.

Peanut Crop According to UGA Extension agronomist Scott Monfort, there are 828,000 certified peanut acres planted in Georgia this year. Published August 17, 2017Author:

Georgia’s largest peanut crop in more than 20 years could produce great results come harvest season, says Scott Monfort, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension peanut agronomist.

Brown-eyed Susan Brown-eyed Susan is native to most of the country and cold hardy from Texas to Minnesota. Published August 17, 2017Author:

It’s been 20 years since the Georgia Gold Medal program gave its prestigious award to one of the most persevering native perennials of all time, the Rudbeckia triloba. It is quite remarkable that a plant with no dazzling name other than the "three-lobed rudbeckia" or "brown-eyed Susan" staked a place not only in fame but also in the marketplace.

Grazing School 2017 Advanced grazing school promises to get into the weeds on topics including advanced fencing systems and soil health. Published August 17, 2017Author:

A two-day Advanced Grazing School, hosted by University of Georgia Cooperative Extension specialists Sept. 19-20, will provide a deeper understanding of grazing systems to those in attendance. 

Drink Water Unless you are an athlete, sports drinks are not the best choice for staying hydrated. Published August 17, 2017Author:

Did you know that a 10-percent weight loss due to dehydration can make you disoriented and weak and can cause a potential heat stroke? As the hot Georgia summer continues and fall sports and activities begin, it is essential that you stay hydrated. UGA Extension experts say water is still the best choice for doing so.

UGA-Tifton Student Recruiter UGA CAES' Southwest showCAES recruitment event set for Tuesday, Sept. 19. Published August 15, 2017Author:

Katie Murray, the new face of the academic program at the University of Georgia Tifton campus, joined UGA-Tifton this summer as the new student recruiter, just in time to welcome this semester’s crop of students.

Panicle Hydrangeas Panicle hydrangeas are smaller and have more flowers than their mophead cousins. Published August 10, 2017Author:

Everyone who visits the Coastal Georgia Botanical Garden at the Historic Bamboo Farm in Savannah loves the hydrangea paniculatas. Plant them against a backdrop of deep green garden foliage or combine them with cottage garden plants like rudbeckias. Bees, butterflies, wasps and giant flies will be drawn to ‘Chantilly Lace’ or ‘Pinky Winky.' 

New Faculty Tour Tour stops at UGA Griffin and Tifton campuses. Published August 10, 2017Author:

Agriculture — Georgia’s top industry — was featured prominently this week at stops on the University of Georgia Griffin and Tifton campuses during the university’s annual New Faculty Tour.

Screen Time Make babysitters aware of expectations for children's screen times. Published August 09, 2017Author:

Babysitters are no strangers to learning nap time, homework time and meal time quirks. As children gain more access to technology, parents should also share their screen time expectations with babysitters.

Cyberbullying Parents need to prepare to equip teens to be resilient and kind while online. Published August 09, 2017Author:

Teenagers spend a lot of time online. Social media activity carries clout among teens, and can empower cyberbullies, which is why parents should be prepared to help their children cope with social pressures online.

Mosquito Precautions Mosquito season is peaking in Georgia. Published August 09, 2017Author:

School is back in session in many Georgia systems. It may seem like summer is coming to a close, but peak summer mosquito season is just starting.

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