Agriculture & Natural Resources
Areas where your Butts County Extension agent can help you include:
- Horticulture & Landscaping
- Water Quality Analyses
- Soil Testing Services
- Animal Livestock Production and Health
- Pond Management
- Plant Disease Diagnosis
- Weed Identification
- Row Crops and Pastures
- Master Gardener Program
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Below are some of UGA Extension's most broadly useful resources for those involved in agriculture on the farm, in schools, and around the home.
- Statewide Variety Testing
- Which varieties should you plant? The variety testing team does the work and research for farmers.
- Sustainable Agriculture
- A collection of resources for those interested in production and marketing practices that are profitable, environmentally sound, and that improve the quality of life for farmers, farm workers and the community.
- UGA Weather Network
- Reliable weather information for agricultural and environmental applications, including soil temperature, rainfall, wind speed, and more.
- Ag Budgets and Economics
- Resources for production economics, farm management, marketing, situation and outlook, risk management, financial management, farm policy, labor, and taxation.
- Pesticide Safety Education
- Everything you needed to achieve certification and maintain the knowledge to safely and effectively make use of restricted-use and all other pesticides.
- Farm Gate Value Report
- Annual county-level reports documenting the value of all food and fiber commodities grown in the state.
Home & Garden
- Soil Testing
- Ensure that your soil is productive! Get your soil tested to determine the amount and kind of nutrients that should be added for the best growth.
- Pest Management
- Recommendations for pest control around homes, on pets, in the home garden, and more.
- Home Garden Publication Series
- Topics include garden planning, soil preparation, weed control, pollination, disease & insect control, harvesting, and preserving.
- Native Plants for Georgia
- Detailed information on native trees, shrubs and woody vines in Georgia, focusing on those available in the nursery trade.
- Household Water Quality
- Water quality has an immediate and a prolonged effect on the health of your household. This publication series contains basic information about home water quality and treatment.
- Georgia Green Industry Professional Development
- The UGA Center for Urban Agriculture offers professional training and certifications for the Georgia Certified Landscape Professional, Georgia Certified Plant Professional exam and Super Crew employee training series.
- Community and School Gardens
- This Community and School Gardens blog is designed to help community and school gardeners succeed by connecting them to UGA Extension and other research-based resources.
- Lesson Plans and Teacher Resources
- Whether you'd like to help protect the environment, teach your students how to avoid chronic diseases with healthy food and physical activity, or train food handlers in your cafeteria, University of Georgia Extension can help.
- Native Plants for Georgia Part I: Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vines (B 987)
- Published 3/27/2017
- 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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- Conversion Tables, Formulas and Suggested Guidelines for Horticultural Use (B 931)
- Published 6/22/2016
- Pesticide and fertilizer recommendations are often made on a pounds per acre and tons per acre basis. While these may be applicable to field production of many crops, orchardists, nurserymen and greenhouse operators often must convert these recommendations to smaller areas, such as row feet, square feet, or even per tree or per pot. Thus pints, cups, ounces, tablespoons and teaspoons are the common units of measure. The conversion is frequently complicated by metric units of measure. This publication is designed to aid growers in making these calculations and conversions, and also provides other data useful in the management, planning and operation of horticultural enterprises.
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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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