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  • Blossom End Rot

    We shouldn’t be too far away from harvesting tomatoes and peppers.  Which means we are not too far away from County Agents getting calls about blossom end rot.  Blossom end rot (BER) is a condition that can happen with most of the things that we grow in our garden but is most often a problem…

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  • Other than the extremely loud bunch of cicadas that have taken over our state what else is going on in the middle Georgia area? You can read Nancy Hinkle’s article that was written in 2011, when these cicadas were being made, Here. Winter annual weeds are doing what they do best, annoying homeowners.  At least…

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  • Fire Blight

    Too bad Bradford Pear are fairly resistant to fire blight. If not, we could probably get rid of them after a few wet springs.

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  • If done correctly we can successfully plant trees and shrubs all year long in Georgia.  However, now is the time that most people plant trees because this is when they are available in stores.  I would warn you as I did in one of my previous articles, just because a store has a tree or…

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  • Nuisance Wildlife

    Nuisance Wildlife Seeing all the deer on the road got me thinking about nuisance wildlife and the problems that human and or vehicle interactions with wildlife can cause.  This will be general information. If you need specifics contact your County Agent. For starters you need to understand that state and federal laws protect nearly all…

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  • Summer is here and that means fresh vegetables.  If you are like me you probably plant more than you, your family and your neighbors can eat fresh.  So what do you do with all of the “extra” vegetables?  Food preservation is not terribly difficult and it allows you to enjoy your homegrown produce for the…

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  • If you’ve ever wanted to grow your own pecans here is your chance to learn how, and it is basically in your back yard. The UGA Pecan Team is offering a beginners workshop the first day of the annual Georgia Pecan Growers Conference in Perry next week. The UGA Pecan Beginners Class will be held…

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  • Warm days have folks itching to start planting warm season crops, but we know that winter is not gone for good A few more rounds of cold weather are sure to come so I thought it might be good to talk about critical temperatures for fruit buds and flowers.  It seems that a warm February…

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  • A True Love Story

    It is bad, but I cannot remember if I wrote this or if I borrowed it from Frank Funderburk,Bill Starr or maybe even Roger Sinyard. Either way it is a clever article and we have been getting tons of calls on the subject. Enjoy!

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  • If you think you need a better County Agent here is your chance to let someone know!

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