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  • What do we know, right now? There have been 16 reported cases of Dengue in Georgia. It is important to note that all of these cases are associated with travel and not from local mosquitos! However, there have been 7 cases reported in Florida that are from local infection. These have been located in Miami…

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  • Prepare for Hurricane Season

    This year we expect to see more frequent and intense storms. Any hurricane is scary and can cause significant damage. However, it only takes one to cause major harm to our city, homes, and potentially our lives. We want to be prepared for every hurricane this summer, here are some tips to help you get…

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  • Volunteers: We Appreciate You!

    April 21-27, 2024 is Volunteer Appreciation Week for the Georgia Master Gardener Program! We want to take this time to shine a light on some of our amazing volunteers and all of the hard work they put in to help better the Glynn County Extension program. Our Master Gardeners (MG) must complete a training course…

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  • Plant Sale!

    May 4th, 9:00AM-12:00PM (noon) at 325 Old Jesup Rd in Brunswick, GA 31525 This fundraiser is part of the Spring into Summer Makers Market at the Ballard Complex on May 4th. Money raised will go back into the Madge Merritt 4-H Teaching Garden where the sale is taking place. Come tour the garden, buy some…

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  • 13-year Cicada Emergence, What We Know

    People all over social media are buzzing about this 13-year cicada emergence! You see things like “invasion” and “America’s Cicada ‘apocalypse.’” Numbers are projected at millions or even trillions of bugs emerging. In 2024, we will see the emergence of both 13-year and 17-year cicadas in addition to the cicadas that emerge every year. For…

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  • Late winter/early spring is an excellent time for land owners and managers to perform prescribed burns. But why would we do this? The US Forest Service lists several reasons to use Prescribed Fire as a land management tool: Who does this help? Historically, the Southeastern United States was predominantly Longleaf Pine ecosystems. This includes the…

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  • This weekend at the Glynn County Arbor Day Celebration, we had a resident ask about pruning her Crape Myrtles. She said: I see that all of my neighbors have trimmed theirs and I feel like I am the last one to do it! When am I supposed to prune my Crape Myrtles? And do I…

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  • Treat for Summer Weeds

    Summer weeds? Already? Yes, even though it is February, now is the best time to think about treating for weeds you see in the summer. At this time of year, we will apply Pre-emergent herbicides. For some vocabulary: Pre-emergent: applied prior to weed seed germination and emergence Post emergent: applied as spot treatment directly to…

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  • B.O.L.O – Chinese Tallow/Popcorn Tree

    image describing the Chinese Tallowtree and identifying characteristics.

    The Chinese Tallowtree is an invasive that was introduced as an ornamental but has spread across the southeastern US. This tree spreads by seed, that it produces prolifically, and root sprouts. They have high levels of tannins in their leaf litter that will alter soil conditions. You may have heard it called the Popcorn Tree…

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  • Winter Landscape Protection

    Protect your ornamental plants during the harsh cold conditions this winter. Cold damage can occur on any part of the plant, but we typically notice it first on the leaves and stems. Ice will form within the plant’s cells and plant tissue will die, resulting in brownish-black and mushy plant material. We may not see…

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