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Extension News for South East Georgia

Foundation plants must tolerate hot conditions and hard soil

By Paul Pugliese  UGA Extension  What makes a good foundation plant for your home landscape? Any plant that can tolerate extreme heat, highly compact soil and a highly alkaline soil pH is a good candidate. Plants like loropetalums, abelias, crape myrtles, hybrid hollies, maples, spiraeas and yews are suitable foundation…
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Island Apple Snail Volunteer Removal Day

Island Apple Snails are an invasive species that destroys native vegetation and displaces native species.  Camden County Extension in partnership with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Camden County PSA, and the Coastal Georgia Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area is hosting a volunteer day to remove Island Apple Snails and…
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Southern Regional Extension Forestry (SREF), in collaboration with eXtension, an online learning resource for Cooperative Extension System professionals, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, have launched the Climate Learning Network (CLN) website,, as a clearinghouse for the most up-to-date information for farmers, homeowners, natural resources professionals and Extension personnel….
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Edible Landscaping | Georgia FACES | UGA

This article suggests several simple ideas to incorporate edible plants into your landscape. Blueberry plants are a perfect addition to home landscapes because they provide foliage and edible fruit. Unlike many blueberry plants, the Blue Suede variety (shown) holds on to its foilage throughout the year. It is brightly colored…
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Camden County Blueberry Sale

The Camden County Extension Office will be holding a blueberry sale as a fundraiser for the Agriculture and Natural Resources program.  Berries are from Camden County and will be fresh picked and field packed the morning of pick up.  Blueberries will be sold in 2lb containers for $12 per container. …
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Phylloxera Or bumps on my Pecan Leaves

If your pecan tree has had bumps like the ones in the photo it is probably infested with Phylloxera. Read the article by our pecan specialist Lenny Wells, to learn more. Bud break of pecan has arrived in south Georgia and if you have had problems with phylloxera in the past,…
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