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About Raymond Joyce

I serve as the Agriculture and Natural Resource County Extension Agent for Laurens County.

Egg Candling Class

Do you sell fresh eggs? Do you have an egg candling certificate/license? If not, you can get one by attending a Georgia Department of Agriculture Egg Candling Class. In collaboration with the Georgia Department of Agriculture, the UGA Extension office in Laurens County will host an egg candling class on…
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Water Stage Fruit Split in Pecans

Lenny Wells, University of Georgia Extension Pecan Specialist shares information on water split in pecans. If you haven’t seen it already this year, you will likely be seeing water stage fruit split occurring over the next couple of weeks. This is a common problem that happens annually on certain varieties…
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Irrigation Reference Guide for Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, and Soybeans. A New UGA Extension Publication.

At the county irrigation meeting held earlier this year, a new irrigation publication was discussed. Well, it is here. David Hall, County Program Assistant and Water Agent was instrumental in putting this publication together. Laminated copies of this publication are available. Contact me to get a copy. Here is a…
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Healthy Georgia Connections Newsletter Issue 3

Articles in this Issue. Extension Feature – Why are the Grocery Store Shelve Empty? UGA Extension and Georgia Department of Agriculture Seek to Help Farmers Get Produce to Public. Counties Participate in Georgia 4-H Virtual Project Achievement. Building a Pollinator Garden. What You Should Know About Economic Stimulus Payments. To…
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Healthy Georgia Connections Newsletter Issue 2

Articles in this Issue. Extension Feature – Alone Together Online: Mastering the Transition to Virtual Teams. Virtual Environmental Education Series Connects Students to Georgia 4-H Lesson. Ways to Combat Stress, Boost Well-Being. Growing Vegetables at Home. To receive this newsletter directly to your email inbox, send your email address to…
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New Paraquat Label Requires Training for Certified Pesticide Applicators

Who is required to take this training? Any person who intends to use paraquat must be a certified applicator and is required to take the training. “Use” includes pre-application activities involving mixing and loading the pesticide; applying the pesticide; and other pesticide-related activities, including, but not limited to, transporting or…
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