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  • By Sameeka Prabath Rajamani From beetles to butterflies, pollinators are a beautiful and integral part of nature. And these tiny creatures may be more economically important to agricultural and ecological systems than previously thought. In a recent project by the University of Georgia Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development, economist Sharon Kane and plant protection expert Becky Griffin have put together…

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  • Home Peach Tips

    Everybody loves a great home grown peach. Peaches can be a challenge so lets touch on some common questions I receive from the home peach orchard. How do I control the worm in my peaches? Plum curculio is the worm in the wormy peach county agents often receive questions about. Plum curculio are small weevils,…

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  • This time of year, muscadines are on everybody’s mind. Muscadines are ideal for backyard gardens because they are easy to produce They are truly a fruit for the South. Questions such as when to prune are fertilize come from muscadine enthusiasts. Let’s go over some key points about home muscadine production. How do you prune…

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  • The weather this week is going to be interesting. The National Weather Service is forecasting a couple of nights in the lower to middle 20s for the middle part of the week and the cold weather will be back on Saturday.  The drought monitor that was released last Thursday (January 11, 2024) indicates no drought…

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  • UGA Native Plants – Wildflowers Delaplane, K. (2013). Bee Conservation in the Southeast (Publication No. B 1164). University of Georgia Cooperative Extension. Holm, H. (2017). Bees: An identification and native plant forage guide. Pollination Press LLC. https://www.pollinationpress.com/store/p7/bees.html Lee-Mäder, E., Fowler, J., Vento, J., & Hopwood, J. (2016). 100 plants to feed the bees. The Xerces…

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  • By Faith Peppers Cool fall days are still a few weeks away, but there’s much to do in the garden to get ready for the change of seasons. “Fall is fabulous for most plants,” said Georgia gardening guru Walter Reeves, a retired University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agent and an author and radio and television…

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  • By Maria M. LameirasPublished on 08/21/23 The Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) have confirmed the discovery of a yellow-legged hornet in Georgia for the first time. This is the first detection of live yellow-legged hornets in the open United States.…

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  • By Sheri Dorn Now that the weather has warmed up, many Georgians have found that where their yards once had healthy and full plantings, there are now holes and scraps of plants. Residents of Georgia and other parts of the Southeast inevitably arrive at the same observation: Cold temperatures this past December and weather conditions in…

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  • This week has been a busy one for home gardeners in Colquitt County. Let’s talk about some of the questions I have been receiving, and hopefully this can help you. What are those big worms on my citrus tree? This has been a topic of discussion for a week or so among home citrus enthusiasts.…

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  • Spring is here and homeowners need to be on the look out for turfgrass diseases that may popup during the year. Below is excellent information on this subject from Alfredo Martinez, UGA Turf Plant Pathologist. Large Patch. Large patch is caused by the soilborne fungus Rhizoctonia solani AG 2-2 LP. The disease can infect all species of…

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