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About Jeff Cook

County Agriculture Agent in Taylor & Peach Counties, and Area Peach Agent. B.S. Plant Pathology, UGA. Master of Plant Protection and Pest Management, UGA.

Beginners Pecan Growing Workshop

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…
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A Warm February is Good for Nothing

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…
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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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Deer Herd Management

You may not be a hunter, but I guarantee if you garden you have wanted to manage a deer or two in the past, and you probalby know a deer hunter that might enjoy this article.
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Late Summer Vegetable Gardening

We are blessed in Georgia to have ample rainfall and mostly mild temperatures. These conditions make Georgia a great place to grow a vegetable garden.  You can provide fresh produce for your family basically year round.  Late summer to early fall is a great time to grow both warm and…
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Invisible Insect Pests

Certain problems in the yard or garden are easy to determine.  Tomato hornworm or corn earworm are very easy to spot and so is the damage.  There are several types of insects out there that cause damage that seem to be almost “invisible”  Looking the Hydrangeas by my back porch…
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