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Spring gardening 2018

Published 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!

Heart Health Show your heart some love this Valentine's Day. Published February 01, 2018Author:

February has arrived. Cue the hearts, flowers and Valentine’s Day festivities. While we have love on the brain, I would like to challenge you to change your perception of love by caring for your heart. February is American Heart Month.

Winter Chores Winter garden chores include cleaning and sharpening gardening tools and enriching garden soil. Published February 01, 2018Author:

February is here and, even though it is cold outside, many garden tasks can be completed now in preparation for a successful growing season. From starting seeds indoors to cleaning and sharpening garden tools, there are plenty of garden chores to do before spring arrives.

Pecan Pruning Growers should train trees to have a "central leader," the main trunk going up a tree. Published February 01, 2018Author:

Pruning young pecan trees is a necessity and, if done properly, can save farmers the hassle of pruning older, much larger trees, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension pecan specialist Lenny Wells.

Ag Forecast Georgia Ag Forecast meetings will continue next week with stops in Macon, Cartersville and Athens. Published February 01, 2018Author:

Commodity updates for high-value row crops like peanuts and cotton highlight this year’s Georgia Ag Forecast meetings, which are currently being held statewide.

Peach Crop Chilly temps bring hope to Georgia's peach farmers. Published February 01, 2018Author:

Georgia is due for another blast of arctic air this week and, while Georgians themselves might be groaning about the cold weather, it’s beneficial for the state’s peach crop. These chilly days provide the cold temperatures that Georgia’s fruit crops need for healthy production this summer.

Pesticide Safety From household chemicals to on-farm treatments, pesticides need to be handled with care. Published January 31, 2018Author:

Hundreds of people get sick each year from inappropriate pesticide use, but those who don’t deal with pesticides daily may not think about it very often. Of the 11 states participating in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) pesticide safety program, workers reported 853 serious injuries from pesticides in 2011, according to the CDC.

Tax Help UGA Cooperative Extension offices offer tax help in more counties this February and March. Published January 31, 2018Author:

Tax time is stressful for many Americans, but this year, Georgians in more than a dozen counties can visit their University of Georgia Cooperative Extension county offices for help filing their income taxes through UGA Extension’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

Farm Again Farm Again Program prepares ill, disabled farmers to return to the farm. Published January 25, 2018Author:

The University of Georgia connects military veterans to farming through Farm Again, a program that assists farmers who have chronic health conditions and disabilities. Farm Again provides a wide variety of services, including one-on-one technical assistance and resources for adapting farming tasks to make them easier.

Camp Fulton/Truitt UGA Cooperative Extension in Fulton County working to reintroduce Atlanta to its hidden gem in the woods. Published January 25, 2018Author:

Nestled just south of the world’s busiest airport, there’s a 38-acre camp where generations of young Fulton County, Georgia, residents can connect with nature. For the last 10 years, Camp Fulton/Truitt 4-H Center hasn’t received much attention, but now a team of volunteers from south Fulton County and University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agents are working to make it an oasis once again.

Peanut Lab With new grant, UGA-based peanut lab continues work to fight hunger worldwide. Published January 25, 2018Author:

The University of Georgia has received a $14 million grant from the U.S. Agency of International Development to manage the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Peanut Research, known as the Peanut Lab, a global peanut research program that works to alleviate hunger by helping farmers in developing countries grow healthy crops. The agreement builds on UGA and USAID’s long-standing partnership on global peanut research dating to the 1980s.


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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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