The cost of controlling plant diseases combined with the cost of irrigation continues to push Georgia watermelon growers to become more innovative and productive, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension vegetable horticulturist Tim Coolong.
A few years ago, peanut farmers in the Dagomba village in the Ashanti region of Ghana had little training in how to grow, dry and store their crop in a way that would increase yield and improve quality. They planted the same variety that has grown in the region for decades and hoped that rains would fall at the right time to make a good crop. They harvested whenever they could and spread the nuts out on the ground to dry in the sun. But when offered the chance to learn improved techniques, they took advantage and have results to show for it.
It’s Arbor Day again, and that means it’s time for Georgians interested in adding trees to their landscape to get those trees in the ground.
It can take years for a tree to reach full maturity, but it only takes one or two seasons of damage to irreparably harm the biggest and most expensive piece of a well-designed landscape.
Remember parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme when you design mixed containers. These four herbs will allow you to create interest through foliage, add a touch of fragrance, dazzle with color from flowers, bring in a few butterflies, freshen your breath and season like a chef.
Once the flowers have wilted and the chocolates are gone, we tend to take the focus off of our relationships. Whether or not you go all out for Valentine’s Day, now is a great time to re-evaluate your relationships. Are there areas for improvement? Is everyone healthy and happy?
Exposed to weather and wildlife during the winter months, irrigation systems can incur a multitude of problems during the growing season if they are not addressed now, according to Wes Porter, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension irrigation specialist.
A south Georgia cotton gin is helping the University of Georgia’s C.M. Stripling Irrigation Research Park (SIRP) harvest cotton more efficiently thanks to their donation of a cotton module builder and cotton boll buggy.
With the arrival of the narcissus, the first hint 0033 of spring is trumpeting, so to speak, in the South. 5FF4
Violent bursts of severe weather dominated the weather news in January in Georgia with storms spawning dozens of tornados across the southern half of the state.
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