UGA Extension Office


Mission of Bleckley County Cooperative Extension

The Bleckley County Cooperative Extension Office extends lifelong learning to Georgia citizens through research-based education in agriculture, the environment, communities, youth and families.

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The Bleckley County Extension Office extends a wealth of information and education to its citizens through various program areas.  Some of the most popular services include:

  • 4-H & Youth Programs
  • Soil and Water Testing for Agricultural Producers and Homeowners
  • Guidance and Advice on Food Safety and Preservation
  • Health Programs like Walk Georgia
  • Research-Based Advice for Production Crops


Extension News

    • Winter Squash
    • Published 5/24/2017 by Sharon Dowdy
    • Winter squash are harvested when mature and can be kept in storage for months.
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    • Squash Struggles
    • Published 5/24/2017 by Sharon Dowdy
    • Best bet for squash-growing is to plant resistant varieties and take a break in the height of summer.
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    • Room to Grow
    • Published 5/18/2017 by Clint Waltz
    • Aerification helps turfgrass green-up, lets air and moisture get to root zone.
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    • Cotton Irrigation
    • Published 5/17/2017 by Julia Rodriguez
    • UGA Extension physiologist John Snider recommends farmers use sensor-based irrigation scheduling.
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    • New Food Trends
    • Published 5/15/2017 by Merritt Melancon
    • Locally sourced scone and muffin hybrid takes top prize at Georgia 4-H's 2017 Food Product Development Contest.
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    • 'Inferno' Coleus
    • Published 5/18/2017 by Norman Winter
    • Gardeners looking to add "wow" factor to their landscape should give 'Inferno' coleus a try.
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    • Layby Herbicide Program
    • Published 5/16/2017 by Julia Rodriguez
    • Layby equipment needed to effectively control weeds in corn that can get as high as 14 feet tall.
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    • Kudzu Bug Decline
    • Published 5/10/2017 by Clint Thompson
    • At their population peak, kudzu bugs devastated soybean production in Georgia.
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    • Citrus Trees
    • Published 5/11/2017 by Clint Thompson
    • Among the 100 trees planted through the MitCo Grow program, 30 were UGA scientist Wayne Hanna's seedless, cold-hardy cultivars.
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    • Mexican paloverde
    • Published 5/11/2017 by Norman Winter
    • Gardeners who love butterflies will have a passion for the paloverde.
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