Tattnall County Extension

Local News for 4-H, Agriculture, and Family and Consumer Science

Ouch! What is that weed in my lawn?

  We often get several calls in the spring about a weed that comes up in our lawns that has sharp “burrs” or “stickers” that hurt our feet if we walk outside barefoot. Some people call it stickerweed or spur weed, and if you ever step on it without any…
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Cotton Coming Up, Watch for Thrips

Above you can see some young cotton that has just come up in the last few days.  It had to endure some cold rains and cooler weather while trying to emerge, but most of it looks good.  As you can see in the picture, there are 2 plants coming up…
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Pecan Flowering

Many pecan orchards in our area are currently in the pollination stage of growth. Around the county I have seen many pecan trees with a good crop of flowers on them.  It is a good sign when the trees have a good crop of flowers on them.  It varies with variety,…
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Supplementation Strategies For Hay

Some producers have had questions recently about supplementation options for hay.  Many people around the area and around the state have had to feed hay longer than expected for several different reasons, including poor establishment of winter annuals from cold and wet conditions.  Most cattle producers are close to finishing…
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Home Garden Blueberry Care

Many people enjoy growing fruits and vegetables in their backyard.  Blueberries are a commonly planted backyard fruit crop that can be successfully grown in South Georgia with limited trouble from pests and diseases.  Recently, I wrote about planting blueberry bushes and this week I wanted to write about caring for…
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