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  • New Additions
  • Published 8/25/2016 by Robert Westerfield
  • Inventory your landscape and install new plant selections accordingly.
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  • Lightning Strikes
  • Published 8/25/2016 by Clint Thompson
  • Georgia producers should be wary of lightning strikes when working in fields.
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  • White Mold Disease
  • Published 8/25/2016 by Clint Thompson
  • UGA Extension plant pathologist Bob Kemerait stresses there is still time to treat for white mold disease.
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Upcoming Events


  • Aug 23-Nov 8
  • 4:00 PM | Fayetteville, GA
  • The Junior Master Gardener Program is an exciting youth program for current 3rd-5th graders. Youth will explore insects, flowers, fruits, wildlife, vegetable gardening, soil and water conservation and much more! The program meets every Tuesday from 4-6pm starting August 23rd until November 8th. We only have 20 spaces, so register early to reserve your spot!
  • Aug 30
  • 10:00 AM | Fayetteville, GA
  • Is your lawn stressed and suffering? Now is the time to fine tune your turf management program. We have had not only hot and dry weather this year, but also chinch bugs and armyworms that are marching across lawns and athletic fields in our county. Dan Larrick, Fayette County Master Gardener Extension Volunteer will lead you through this informational session and share tips that were recently published by Dr. Clint Waltz, UGA Extension Turfgrass Specialist, for Managing Turfgrass During Drought Periods.
  • Aug 30
  • 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.
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Our mission is to extend life long learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education in agriculture, the environment, communities, youth and families.

The Meriwether County Extension office offers residents many Agricultural Services including but not limited to soil and water analysis along with in person consultations with our Ag Agent, educational publications and information on a wide array of homeowner, farmer and consumer topics. Free publications are available at our office or online. Through Meriwether County Extension we also have the 4-H youth development program in which students ages 9-19 can participate in numerous 4-H activities. Our 4-H Associate provides in school club meetings monthly.

Meriwether County is located in West Central Georgia. The county seat is in Greenville, Ga. The county is rich in history and culture offering many places to visit. The county offers many areas suitable for business activities. Meriwether County is home to the Little White House, National Fish Hatchery, and many other tourist and historical attractions.

 

Office Hours

Our office is open Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. We are located in the Meriwether County Tax Commissioner's Building. Come by and visit us today.


Meriwether County Georgia Official Government Website

Visit Meriwether County's website to find out what's going on in your community.

 


Extension Publications


  • 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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  • 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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