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Avoiding Early Bloomers

The weather has been unusually warm to start out this year.  I noticed the flower buds on my plum and pear trees starting to swell and show some color in February.  Unfortunately, if this warm weather continues, we will end up having a premature bloom on many fruit tree species. …
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Plant Plagues

The abundant rainfall and warm weather over the past few weeks has unleashed a potential plague of weeds, insects, and garden diseases.  It appears that spring is coming early this year!  So far, we are about ten inches above normal for rainfall in North Georgia.  Soil temperatures are warming up…
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Connecting Children to STEM

There are many ways we can incorporate health and nutrition education, environmental education, agricultural awareness, and local food into our experiential learning objectives at local schools.  Extension agents share a common interest in connecting Local, Environmental, Agricultural and Food (LEAF) experiences to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) for enhancing…
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