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THE BIRD THAT DOESN’T BUILD A NEST: BROWN-HEADED COWBIRDS

Out My Backdoor: The Bird That Doesn’t Build a Nest Good article by Terry W. Johnson; a retired Nongame program manager with the Wildlife Resources Division and executive director of The Environmental Resources Network, or TERN, friends group of the division’s Nongame Conservation Section. Brown-headed cowbirds are common throughout Georgia.  Although it is…
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HEALTHY COMPOST – THE RIGHT BALANCE

Composting is very important to homeowners – May is a great month to build your compost bin.  Enjoy the article below for good tips! Lisa Sehannie   Thursday, May 4th, 2017 With higher temperatures across Georgia, May is the ideal time to consider building a compost bin. The second week of May,…
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17-YEAR CICADAS EMERGING 2017

Hope you enjoy Dr. Hinkle’s fascinating article regarding the emerging 17-yr cicadas. Keep Your Eyes Peeled for 17-Year Cicadas Nancy C. Hinkle, Ph.D., University of Georgia North Georgia counties anticipate welcoming Brood VI of periodical cicadas this spring.  Though erroneously called “locusts” because of their periodicity, these cicadas are harmless to…
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LISTERIA BACTERIA CAN HIDE INSIDE TISSUE OF ROMAINE LETTUCE

Study: Listeria Bacteria Can Hide inside Tissue of Romaine Lettuce Article by:  Amanda J. Deering, American Farm Bureau Federation, Monday, April 3rd, 2017 A Purdue University study shows that the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes can live inside the tissue of romaine lettuce, suggesting that conventional post-harvest sanitization practices might not be sufficient to kill…
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