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Advective Freeze Warning for Fruit Growers

Over the weekend we are anticipating a classic “advective freeze” event, which does not bode will for southeastern fruit growers. An arctic air mass is moving across the country that is projected to affect the entire eastern portion of the country.  With it, daytime conditions may be cool to cold, cloudy…
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Georgia Commercial Apple Production Meeting Announcement

Gala apple image

The 2022 growing season is fast approaching and UGA Extension is looking forward to assisting Georgia’s commercial apple growers as the season progresses. To help get ready for another year, Gilmer County Extension is once again hosting the annual North Georgia Apple Production Meeting. Some of the top Extension Specialists…
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Celebrating Georgia’s Native Grape


Spring is a time of rebirth.  The landscape is beginning to burst into bloom and pollen season is in full force.  My favorite pollinator, the southeastern blueberry bee is tirelessly working the blueberry blooms while the European honey bee dutifully hums to and fro whatever forage she can find. On…
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UGA Extension Apple Grafting Workshop

Apple Trees

Out of an abundance of caution we are taking the 2021 apple grafting workshop “on the road” and into your homes. The class will offer the same great learning opportunities to understand how grafting works and the science behind it all. We will provide nearly all the physical materials for…
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How to properly train and prune fruit trees

Apple Branch

Winter is an excellent time to plant fruit trees, with February being an ideal time to train and prune any existing tree fruits in the landscape, such as apple, pear, peach and plum. In fact, training and pruning have such a long list of benefits, they are home fruit management…
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