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Archive By Author - Michael Wheeler

Flea and tick medicine is not just for summertime

Now that October has arrived and leaves are changing color, I can finally say it is beginning to feel more like fall.

October 18, 2015 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Improving the community through a partnership and education

What do local farming, youth development, nutrition education and Master Gardeners have in common? The answer is: Hall County Cooperative Extension.

October 02, 2015 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Plant new trees, shrubs around the house this year

For gardeners, there is nothing better than putting new plants into a landscape. The end product appeals to the eyes with a rewarding look of nature's beauty.

September 18, 2015 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Farmers are the first step in environmentalism

Hall County's economy is tied directly to agriculture. Whether the agriculture is cattle, poultry, forage production, forestry, peaches, apples or other small fruits, the economy is directly affected by the success of local farmers.

September 04, 2015 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Effective ways to control and eliminate bagworms

It's that time of year when the most common question of the day is about bagworms.

August 07, 2015 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Reading, understanding pesticide labels important

Just the other day, I received an email from a co-worker about a gentleman who used the wrong chemical on his lawn and wiped it out entirely.

July 24, 2015 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Japanese beetles are stomachs with wings

We are in that time of year again when Japanese beetles invade our gardens and landscapes with an appetite that would put most teenagers to shame.

July 10, 2015 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Beating back the squash vine borer

A vegetable garden is just not complete without summer squash growing among the tomatoes, peppers, okra and cucumbers.

June 25, 2015 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

How to prevent moss and algae from popping up in turf

As soil becomes less fertile and more compacted over time, healthy turf thins out and its growth declines.

May 29, 2015 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Tips for growing tomatoes, whether you’re a seasoned gardener or not

Homegrown vegetables are a staple for many Southerners during the summertime.

May 15, 2015 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Fight back against dogwood diseases on multiple fronts

In the past two weeks, I discussed powdery mildew and spot anthracnose, which are diseases affecting dogwoods. Therefore, this is the third and final article focusing on the details about dogwood anthracnose.

May 08, 2015 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Beware of spot anthracnose attacking dogwood trees

In my last article, I discussed powdery mildew on dogwoods. In this article, I want to talk about a different disease that can infect dogwood trees - spot anthracnose.

May 01, 2015 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Be aware: Powdery mildew plagues dogwood trees

Just the other day, I was looking at a dogwood tree at the house and saw it was in pretty good shape.

April 24, 2015 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Mosquito-eating bats under attack by fungal disease

I remember as a boy playing with all of the other neighborhood kids during the summer.

April 10, 2015 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Pulling out the weeds

If you are like most of us, then this is the time of year we all have something growing in the yard other than what you want to be growing.

April 03, 2015 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

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Fall is the time for planting ‘spring-flowering’ bulbs

October marks the opening of the planting season for "spring-flowering" bulbs.

November 13, 2015 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


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