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'Kanjiro' Camellia The longevity of this camellia cultivar is a testament to both its character and performance in the landscape. Published January 16, 2018Author:

In Japanese, the word “kanjiro” means “you must feel.” I’m not sure if that means “to touch” or “to experience,” but the ‘Kanjiro’ camellia is certainly one to experience. The ‘Kanjiro’ camellia is known botanically as “Camellia hiemalis” and debuted in 1954. The longevity of this camellia cultivar, which is entering its 64th year, is a testament to both its character and performance in the landscape.

Pesticide Safety Outreach Pesticide safety emerges as highlight of international environmental health conference. Published January 14, 2018Author:

In the U.S., the most toxic pesticides can only be purchased and used by those who’ve undergone rigorous training. In some other countries, that’s not the case. Mickey Taylor, who coordinates Georgia’s Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) through University of Georgia Cooperative Extension, recently attended a conference in Qui Nhon, Vietnam. There, Taylor discussed best practices for implementing pesticide regulation and education programs in emerging economies.

Food Retail Revolution Shoppers will soon be able to scan their own purchases, while they shop, in retail grocery stores. Published January 10, 2018Author:

A second food retail revolution, unlike the first, which was spearheaded by new entrants, is being led by existing industry leaders. For this reason, in addition to lessons learned from the many failures so far, the second-generation revolution is likely to succeed.

Landscape Resolutions Having trouble getting to the gym? Consider these gardening resolutions to improve your landscape in 2018. Published January 10, 2018Author:

The new year is a time for making new personal resolutions. Consider also making some resolutions to prevent problems in the garden throughout 2018. These gardening resolutions could even be easier to keep than personal resolutions like eating less and exercising more.

Christmas Cactus With care, Christmas cactus can be kept for years and passed down to children and grandchildren. Published January 09, 2018Author:

Most gardeners know that getting poinsettias to rebloom is a task that is beyond formidable. However, the Christmas cactus, which is rare in beauty, is actually easy to grow and rebloom, maybe even for the rest of your life.

Whitetail Nutrition Natural forage and supplemental food sources combine to keep whitetail deer thriving. Published January 09, 2018Author:

While deer can survive for a relatively long period of time on little to no food, the effects of a nutritional deficiency can be seen for up to two years after the deficiency. This often results in decreased body weights, decreased birth weights and decreased antler mass across the population.

Peanut Farm Show UGA Peanut Team will hold seminar to give producers a glimpse into the upcoming growing season. Published January 09, 2018Author:

The University of Georgia Peanut Team will provide Georgia producers a glimpse into the upcoming growing season when it hosts the UGA peanut production seminar at the annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show and Conference on Thursday, Jan. 18.

Car Seat Safety Agents in Telfair and Tattnall counties teach car seat safety classes to help keep children as safe as possible. Published January 09, 2018Author:

University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agents in Telfair and Tattnall counties help children travel safely by teaching their parents how to properly install car seats.

Carbon Monoxide Odorless, flavorless and colorless, carbon monoxide is a hidden, deadly threat that requires CO detectors. Published January 04, 2018Author: 5FEB

Each year, hundreds of people are killed and thousands are hospitalized by exposure to carbon monoxide (CO) — an invisible, odorless gas that can seep into homes from faulty furnaces or poorly ventilated generators.

Radon Poster Winners Students from Clarke and Henry counties take prizes in annual radon poster contest. Published January 03, 2018Author:

As part of a contest conducted by University of Georgia Cooperative Extension’s Radon Education Program, students from across the state created posters highlighting the dangers of radon, an odorless, colorless and flavorless gas that is present in some Georgia soils.


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