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!
Two of five Georgia Bio Awards presented last month to University of Georgia faculty were programs either in or affiliated with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES).
The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension will hold the Beef Cattle Short Course on Tuesday, March 6, one day before the annual Tifton Bull Evaluation Sale. Both events will be held at the Tifton Bull Evaluation Center in Irwinville, Georgia.
Water summits in Tifton, Georgia, this week and across the U.S. provide fruit and vegetable growers with an opportunity to discuss water use on farms and simplification of existing water regulation standards with Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials.
The University of Georgia Forage Team updated the grazing paddocks on the university’s Black Shank Farm in Tifton, Georgia. In an effort to share the most up-to-date containment options available, the team hosted a Fencing Field Day.
With spring approaching, blueberry farmers focus on maximizing their 2018 yields, which means finding new ways to deal with pests like gall midge and spotted wing drosophila. To help these growers stay on top of potential pest problems, University of Georgia integrated pest management (IPM) researchers hosted a spring field day in Alma, Georgia, on Feb 21. Over 70 regional farmers from several southwestern Georgia counties, such as Bacon, Clinch, Appling and Pierce, attended the half-day event.
Stepping on the spiny seed head of a lawn burrweed while running barefoot in the yard is a sure sign of summer. If you want to save your feet some pain, now is the time to treat your lawn, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agents.
Sophia Rodriguez, a Hinesville, Georgia, 4-H member, has been awarded the national 2018 4-H Youth in Action Healthy Living Pillar Award. Rodriguez received the award for her effort to promote the emotional well-being of children in military families through her Tie Dye for Troops program. She will be recognized at the National 4-H Council Legacy Awards in Washington, D.C., this month.
It’s 11 a.m. on Thursday, during the Georgia General Assembly’s spring session, and people from all over the state start to the fill the wide hallways of the Georgia Capitol in downtown Atlanta.
Gardeners in search of new vegetable and flower varieties to test this spring, or those with a surplus of seeds, should consider attending Rock Eagle 4-H Center’s annual seed swap. The Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, Georgia, will host this year’s seed swap on Saturday, March 17, as part of the Saturday @ the Rock event series.
Pecan season may be over, but Georgia’s producers should continue to scout for pests, like the Asian ambrosia beetle, that could impact future crops.
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.