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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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  • It has been amazing seeing all the blooming azaleas around Moultrie the last couple of weeks.  Gardeners can keep their azaleas looking great by doing some of these tips. When do I fertilize my azaleas? This is an excellent question.  Apply fertilizer just after flowering. On spring-flowering cultivars, a second application of fertilizer can be…

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  • Home potato production can be fun and rewarding.  They are easy to grow and you can share them with all your neighbors. To have a successful crop the homeowner must provide good soil, ample water, and proper fertilization. Let’s discuss some important keys to successful potato production. How do I prepare the seed potatoes? Potatoes…

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  • Published on 02/01/23 By Elmer Gray As January transitions to February, few of us are thinking about mosquitoes and the multitude of problems they can cause when spring arrives. But with January rain totals well above normal across the Southeast, it is a good time to take inventory of where standing water is holding and what…

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  • 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 could use something sunshiny to…

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