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Begin the new year by starting plants from seed

By Alicia Holloway It’s almost that time of year again: January is the month for seed catalogs galore. Seed catalogs are the embodiment of possibility, a chance for gardeners to envision the ever-elusive perfect garden. It is one of my favorite times in the garden year. This year, most of us…
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Healthy plants start with healthy soil

By Emily Cabrera The winter months are a great time for gardeners to start catching up on projects they have postponed or to begin planning crop rotations and ordering seeds for the upcoming year. One of the most critical steps to ensuring a productive growing season is to test and prepare…
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My citrus trees look really bad!!

The last couple of weeks, I have received numerous questions and pictures from concerned citrus growers about the impacts of the cold weather on their trees. Below are few tips from Jake Price, UGA Citrus Agent about the impacts of the cold weather on citrus and how to manage these…
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Cold Protection and Citrus

Below is a post from the UGA Urban Ag Website a few years ago. Cold Protection of Citrus in Georgia An important consideration when growing any type of citrus plant in Georgia is cold protection. Young citrus plants, even the most cold hardy types, cannot withstand freezing temperatures as well…
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Cold Weather is Coming

I hope everybody is staying warm and going to have a Merry Christmas. Below is the forecast for the Moultrie area for the next few days. Below are a few words from Pam Knox, UGA Climatologist. While a lot of the hype on social media this week (at least among…
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Questions about Cover Crops in the Garden..

Cover crops is a hot topic in agriculture. Cover crops can be an important component to any home garden. They are used for various reasons, including building the soil, controlling soil erosion, and limiting the initiation and spread of certain diseases and insects in the soil. Lets discuss some things…
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Fall Webworms!!

This time of year I get alot of calls about fall webworm from concerned homeowners around Colquitt County. The fall webworm, Hyphantria cunea (Drury) (Lepidoptera: Erebidae) is a polyphagous caterpillar pest of ornamentals and trees in Georgia. “Polyphagous” means that it can feed on many types of food, and the…
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USDA Confirms Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Georgia

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 2, 2022 – The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in a non-commercial, backyard flock (non-poultry) in Toombs County, Georgia. Samples from the flock were tested at the Georgia Poultry…
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Help!! I have Blossom End Rot on My Tomatoes!!

This article was written with the assistance of Mr. Chase Powell. Chase is interning at the Colquitt County Extension office this summer. It has officially circled to the time of year that Blossom-end Rot is starting to become an issue. Blossom-end rot, also known as (BER), is common among peppers…
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