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Does Roundup Cause Cancer?

If you’ve watched any television in the past few years, you probably couldn’t have missed getting bombarded with advertisements about class action lawsuits surrounding the Roundup herbicide.  Roundup is one of many popular weed control products on the market today that contains the active ingredient glyphosate.  Because of recent court…
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Fairy Ring Mushrooms

We’ve had numerous calls this season about mushrooms popping up in lawns and landscapes.  When the “fungus among us” forms a circle or arc pattern, it’s commonly known as a fairy ring.  In some cases, fairy ring mushrooms can cause a discoloration or abnormal growth of turfgrass in lawns.  According…
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Fall Armyworms in Lawns and Pastures

In late summer, almost every year, caterpillars invade pastures, hay fields, and home lawns throughout the state. Particularly in pastures and hay fields, damage may be severe before the worms are noticed. The grass is usually not killed, but hay yield and forage can be reduced to almost nothing over…
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Plants Reported to be Toxic When Ingested by Horses

The following table lists common plants known to be toxic when ingested by horses. While this is not a complete list, it contains many plants commonly found in pastures and landscapes in Georgia.  Horses generally will not consume the majority of these plants unless deprived of their normal forages. Plant…
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Transplant Shock

As a general rule, anytime a tree or shrub dies within the first year of planting, there is usually a root issue involved.  Spring planted trees and shrubs are generally more stressed from summer heat, since their roots are still underdeveloped during the first year.  This results in excessive wilting,…
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Lichens on Trees

Chances are, some or maybe even all of your trees on your property have a scaly-like substance all over them. What is it? And could it be a sign the tree is dying? UGA Extension Agent Paul Pugliese will answer those questions on the Farm Monitor.
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Sooty Mold

Sooty mold can be a very confusing plant disorder to troubleshoot for many backyard gardeners and commercial landscapers.  Quite often small trees, shrubs, and flowers that have no obvious insect or disease problems can be completely covered by this mysterious black mold.  Even more perplexing is the fact that the…
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Crape Myrtle Murder Mystery

The crape myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica) is one of the most commonly planted ornamental trees for home landscapes and urban areas.  By definition, crape myrtle is technically a small tree or large shrub.  Crape myrtle is one of the most popular flowering shrubs/trees grown in Georgia because it provides abundant summer color…
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