Ashley Best

  • Help Your Trees Age Gracefully

    I recently had the pleasure of meeting with Kevin Sorrow, the Covington City Arborist and the Asst. Public Works Director: Water Resources. He manages the trees that are on all city property. He also assists with the Land Application. In the late 1970s, the Environmental Protection Division (EPD) mandated wastewater improvements through the Federal Clean…

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  • Equine Pasture Management

    We are in the Fall and now is the time to begin preparing your pasture for next years growing season. Overgrazing, improper fertilization and pH, and lack of weed prevention can all lead to a poor quality pasture with low production of fiber for your equine partner. Start evaluating your pastures in the late Summer…

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  • Equine Webinar 1: Health and First Aid

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  • Fungus Among Us!

    During this time of year where we have periods of daily rain showers and high humidity, there are mushrooms popping up every where. Mushrooms are fascinating and completely harmless if left alone. Mushrooms are the fruiting, reproductive part of a soil borne fungus. The “seeds” of this fungus are produced by the mushrooms and are…

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  • Home Garden Series Part 3

    Summer Garden Recipes Summer time is for fun in the sun, pool parties and vacations, but it is also for enjoying those fresh from the garden fruits and veggies! In the post we will explore some recipes to incorporate the harvest from your summer garden. Cowboy Caviar This is like if bean salad and fresh…

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  • How Can Ag Education Utilize UGA Extension

    Here are the resources for the presentation from June 24th, 2020.

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  • Home Garden Series Part 2

    Common Home Garden Pests and Diseases Just when you think your garden is doing well and you have watered properly, applied the recommended fertilizer and soil amendments, your plants begin to look a little wilted, or yellow. What could possibly be going on? Evaluating and diagnosing issues with your home garden can be tricky. It…

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  • Home Garden Series Part 1

    But First, Soil Samples… Fall is the best time to sample, but it is not too late to have your soil sampled to ensure your home garden has the best chance of generating quality fruits and vegetables. Soil samples test for the nutrients that are available to the plants. The University of Georgia can then…

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  • What Does Extension Mean?

    Written by: Ashley Best Newton County ANR Agent/ CEC As a new extension agent, I want to take some time to discuss what extension is, what it does and what it means to me. I have always been interested in this as a career, but felt that teaching was my higher calling. When this opportunity…

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