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The Grady County Extension Office extends lifelong learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education.

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Upcoming Events

    • Oct 21 - Oct 24
    • Weekend in the Classic City (223.0 miles)
    • Athens, GA
    • Georgia 4-H Weekend in the Classic City is a 4-H Event hosted by the State of Georgia Collegiate 4-H Clubs in Athens, Georgia. All high school 4-H'ers in 9th through 12th grades are welcome to attend this event. Weekend in the Classic City helps high school 4-H'ers prepare for the challenges of transitioning from high school to college and prepares them to do this successfully. Students will hear from UGA Admissions, UGA Office of Student Financial Aid, and the CAES Ambassadors. Students will take a tour of historic North Campus, eat lunch with group leaders in downtown Athens, visit the UGA Bookstore, eat in a UGA Dining Hall, and visit a UGA residence Hall. Representatives from colleges and universities throughout Georgia will spend time talking with delegates about opportunities at their colleges as well.
    • Oct 28
    • Gwinnett Extension Green Industry Update (218.0 miles)
    • 8:00 AM | Lawrenceville, GA
    • The Gwinnett County Extension Green Industry Update will offer five credit hours for Georgia Commercial Pesticide Applicators license in the following categories: Category 21, plant agriculture, Category 24, ornamental and turf, Category 27, right-of-way, Category 41, mosquito control, and one hour for private applicators. Five credits for Georgia Certified Landscape Professionals (GCLP) and Georgia Certified Plant Professionals (GCPP) will be available, in addition to five ISA Certified Arborist credits.

Extension News

    • Organic Gardening
    • Published 10/21/2016 by Timothy Daly
    • Organic gardening is more than just a growing method that reduces pesticides.
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    • Zika Virus Research
    • Published 10/20/2016 by Charlene Betourney
    • UGA research finds evidence in 'chick model' that Zika virus takes hold in the first trimester.
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    • Floral Beauty
    • Published 10/19/2016 by Norman Winter
    • Whether solid in color or multi-colored, zinnias are easy to grow and add breathtaking beauty to the garden.
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    • Hay Contest
    • Published 10/18/2016 by Clint Thompson
    • Announcement made during annual Sunbelt Ag Expo.
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    • New Turf Researcher
    • Published 10/18/2016 by Sharon Dowdy
    • Jespersen studies what stresses turfgrass while adjusting to life on the UGA Griffin campus.
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Extension Publications

    • Your Household Water Quality: Odors in Your Water (C 1016)
    • Published 9/2/2016
    • 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 9/19/2016
    • 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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