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Extension News


  • Dryland Peanuts
  • Published 7/21/2016 by Clint Thompson
  • UGA Extension peanut agronomist Scott Monfort cautions farmers about applying treatments to dryland crop during drought.
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  • Peach Research
  • Published 7/21/2016 by Sharon Dowdy
  • UGA researchers breed consumers' likes into future peach varieties.
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  • Beginning Farmers Training
  • Published 7/21/2016 by Merritt Melancon
  • Low-cost farm business, small-fruit production and small ruminant training offered this fall across Georgia.
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  • Braman Promotion
  • Published 7/21/2016 by Sharon Dowdy
  • Entomologist promoted to department head of UGA's ag school.
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  • Lead Testing
  • Published 7/20/2016 by Merritt Melancon
  • UGA Extension helps ease families' concerns with home tap water testing.
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Extension Publications


  • 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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