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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!

Environmental Education Certificate UGA will launch a new environmental education certificate program in fall 2017; students should apply by March 1. Published January 31, 2017Author:

UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources are launching an environmental education certificate program this fall.

2017 Ag Forecast Tried and True: Georgia farmers will continue to raise poultry, grow cotton and peanuts Published January 27, 2017Author:

In 2017, Georgia row crop farmers will likely devote more acreage to the state’s tried-and-true commodities: cotton and peanuts. This and other agricultural projections for the year were the focus of the 10th annual Georgia Ag Forecast seminar series, held across the state Jan. 18-27.

Bright Forecast New national farm bill that will guide our agricultural policy for the next five years Published January 26, 2017Author:

It is often said that farmers are faithful, optimistic people. It takes a special kind of person to put a seed in the ground, help birth a calf or watch a chick hatch from an egg – to knowingly start down the path to turn that small beginning into food and fiber for the world.

Vegetable Workshop Learn about cover crops, disease control, soil sampling and other factors that impact vegetable crops. Published January 26, 2017Author:

A workshop for small-scale vegetable farmers is set for Tuesday, Feb. 28, on the University of Georgia campus in Griffin, Georgia. The workshop is designed for seasoned growers who want to enhance their operation and for small-acreage farmers interested in marketing vegetables. Homeowners who face challenges growing vegetables are also welcome to attend.

Extension Viticulturist UGA Extension viticulturist starts working with Georgia wine growers on March 1. Published January 25, 2017Author:

Wine is becoming a big business in Georgia, and University of Georgia Cooperative Extension is working to support this growing sector of the economy by providing new expertise for wine growers.

Storm Aid State of Emergency declared for 16 south Georgia counties. Published January 25, 2017Author:

University of Georgia Cooperative Extension is aiding in relief efforts in multiple southwest Georgia communities that were impacted by a deadly weekend of inclement weather.

Second Winter Crop Fast-growing crops have time to grow before spring gardening time arrives. Published January 24, 2017Author:

Late January and early February are great times to plant cool-season vegetables. Many gardeners gave up on planting a fall vegetable garden last year due to the exceptional drought conditions. However, the great thing about living in Georgia is that we have a second window of opportunity in late winter to plant a number of cool-season vegetables.

Brussels Sprouts UGA Extension research trials conclude that Georgia's warm temperatures work against Brussels sprouts production in Georgia. Published January 20, 2017Author:

Georgia’s hot summers and warm early-fall temperatures – and the intensive labor required to grow and harvest Brussels sprouts – make growing the crop too r 0019 isky for Georgia farmers. 5FF4

Winter Pruning Camelias, crape myrtles and tea olives all benefit from winter pruning. Published January 19, 2017Author:

The calendar says January, but the weather for the last few weeks has been screaming March. The unseasonable warmth means a lot of folks are getting in their yards, looking for something to keep them outdoors a little longer. It’s the perfect time to prune summer-blooming shrubs and trees like crape myrtles and tea olives.

Piggy Bank Contest UGA Extension helping to train a new generation of savers through DIY piggy bank contest. Published January 19, 2017Author:

It’s best to develop money-saving habits when you’re young, so Georgia Saves is reaching out to Georgia students with its inaugural Make Your Own Piggy Bank Contest.

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