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The Laurens County Cooperative Extension Office extends lifelong learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education. We are dedicated to helping people in our community find answers to questions related to the following areas:

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Upcoming Events


  • Feb 22
  • 12:00 PM | East Dublin, GA
  • A Weed Control in Row Crops meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at the Cloverleaf Restaurant in East Dublin at 12 noon. Dr. Eric Prostko and Dr. Stanley Culpepper, UGA Extension Agronomists, will be there to cover weed control strategies for all row crops. Information on the new auxin herbicides will be covered. Private and commercial pesticide applicators will receive recertification credit (cat 21 and 32 only). There will be a sponsored meal. For more information and to make a reservation, please call Sheila at 478-272-2277.
  • Feb 23
  • 12:00 PM | East Dublin, GA
  • A Peanut Production Meeting will be held on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at the Cloverleaf Restaurant in East Dublin at 12 noon. Dr. Scott Monfort, Extension Peanut Agronomist, Dr. Bob Kemerait, Extension Plant Pathologist and Dr. Mark Abney, Extension Entomologist will be there to review the 2016 crop and share information on the 2017 crop. Private and commercial pesticide applicators will receive recertification credit (cat 21 and 32 only). There will be a sponsored meal. For more information and to make a reservation, please call Sheila at 478-272-2277.
  • Feb 24-Feb 26
  • 2:00 PM | Augusta, GA
  • The Augusta Area Master Gardeners & Richmond County Extension will have a booth at the upcoming Augusta Home & Garden Show. We will also have presenters giving seminars during the event. http://showtechnology.com/event/annual-augusta-home-garden-show/
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Extension Publications


    • Your Household Water Quality: Odors in Your Water (C 1016)
    • Published 12/21/2016
    • 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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    • 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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Extension News


  • Watermelon Crop
  • Published 2/21/2017 by Clint Thompson
  • An estimated 20,000 acres of watermelons are produced every year in Georgia.
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  • Container herbs
  • Published 2/16/2017 by Norman Winter
  • Herbs can provide flavor to dishes and color, texture to container gardens.
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  • Arbor Day
  • Published 2/16/2017 by Merritt Melancon
  • For Georgians looking to plant trees the time is now; Georgia's Arbor Day is on Feb. 17
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