It has begun. The annual appearance of webbing in trees along the roadways and woods in the county has started.
One man or woman's cute and cuddly critter is another person's pest. Or sometimes what begins as a cute animal turns into a pest after it eats your prize-winning roses or caused $1,000 in damage to the garage or attic.
If there is one thing that causes people to be squeamish, ticks will usually do it. No one likes the idea of something crawling on them, and I do not know anyone who wants to be a source of food either.
The worst thing you can add to a picnic or outdoor party is a mosquito. Not just one mosquito, but a whole swarm of mosquitoes.
Tradition in the South is important, and of all the summertime traditions like beach vacations, family reunions and going to the farmers' market, finding the perfect watermelon is a real treat for most of us.
Sweet corn in the summertime is probably everyone's favorite home garden vegetable. But do not let your hard efforts of growing it go to waste by ending up with wormy corn.
Extension offices around Northeast Georgia have been buzzing with calls about all sorts of problems and issues, but the one problem high on the list is millipedes in the house.
During the past few days, the office has received a fair number of calls, emails and visits from residents wondering about little foamy masses on the tips of evergreen trees such as the Leyland cypress.
No doubt, brown patch is the most damaging disease of warm-season turf grasses in Georgia.
Georgia and the rest of the country continue to benefit from healthy trade relations with Mexico.
Well folks, we have crossed over another milestone in our trip around the sun. It is officially planting season.
It seems cash flow on both sides of the table has increased, but farming is still a tough business to be in.
People are certainly interested in improving the environment and one of the best places to start is in your own backyard.
Ethanol use is everywhere. Good, bad or indifferent, ethanol is going to be part of what we use to meet our energy needs.
When it comes to common questions asked at the office, the one I have most often is about lawns and when to fertilize them.
For most of us, the fall is the time of year for college football (GO DAWGS!), cool, crisp air in the mountains and raking leaves that seem to get everywhere. It is also a time of year when many people consider overseeding their warm season lawns to produce a green carpet of grass all year long.
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