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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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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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Always Read the Label

Have you ever browsed the pesticide aisle at a local garden center or farm supply store?  Trying to find the right product for your plant disease, insect, or weed problem can be very confusing to the average consumer.  Most gardeners are familiar with brand names such as Sevin, Roundup, Spectracide,…
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Unsolicited Seeds

People across the country have received unsolicited packages of seeds.  The packages are being sent by mail and may have Chinese writing on them.  The Georgia Department of Agriculture has been notified that numerous Georgia residents have received unsolicited packages containing seeds that appear to have originated from China.  The…
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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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