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- Your Household Water Quality: Odors in Your Water (C 1016)
- Published 6/29/2016
- Homeowners sometimes experience unpleasant odors in their household water. In many cases, the exact cause of the odor is difficult to determine by water testing; however, this publication provides a few general recommendations for treating some common causes of household water odors.
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- Native Plants for Georgia Part I: Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vines (B 987)
- Published 5/23/2016
- This publication focuses on native trees, shrubs and woody vines for Georgia. It is not our intent to describe all native species — just those available in the nursery trade and those that the authors feel have potential for nursery production and landscape use. Rare or endangered species are not described. Information on each plant is provided according to the following categories: Common Name(s)/Botanical Name/Family, Characteristics, Landscape Uses, Size, Zones and Habitat.
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- Vegetable Garden Calendar (C 943)
- Published 5/25/2016
- The recommendations in this circular are based on long-term average dates of the last killing frost in the spring and first killing frost in the fall. Every year does not conform to the "average," so you should use your own judgment about advancing or delaying the time for each job, depending on weather conditions.
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- Aug 30
- Fall Forage Program (79.0 miles)
- 6:00 PM | Eatonton, GA
- Dr. Dennis Hancock, Assoc. Professor and State Extension Specialist- Forage Crops, and Dr. Patrick McCullough, Assoc. Professor and State Extension Specialist- Weed Science Will be discussing various topics dealing with fall forages. Topics that will be discussed include cool season forage development and utilization, variety selection, planting timing, management, fertility, weed identification, and weed control. 1 hour of commercial pesticide credit is available for categories 21 and 22. Also 1 hr of private pesticide credit is available. Hamburgers will be served at 6:00.
- Aug 31
- Colorectal Cancer Program & Screening
- 10:30 AM | Waynesboro, GA
- Learn the risk factors and signs of colorectal cancer. Prevention steps will also be discussed, including the benefits of a healthy diet and regular physical activity. The benefits of early detection will be discussed, and all participants will receive a screening kit.
- Sep 14-Sep 15
- SE Area Forestry Contest (74.0 miles)
- Reidsville, GA
- SE Area Forestry Contest