If there is one thing that causes people to become squeamish, ticks will usually do it. No one likes the idea of something crawling on them.
Changes in certain policies affecting farm labor and improved business strategies are needed to help farmers weather farm labor shortages, says a University of Georgia agricultural economist.
We are in that time of year again where Japanese beetles come into our gardens and landscapes with an appetite that would put most teenagers to shame.
The Extension office is an interesting place to work. One of the great things about it, is the people we get to meet and help.
For many years, Georgia's tobacco industry has been declining. And this year looked to be its lowest point, but demand for U.S. tobacco in Asia has given Georgia tobacco farmers what could be a much-needed lift.
Over the past few days, I have received a number of phone calls about trees, and whether or not they should be taken out or left. Much of the concern has been due to the weather we have had over the past couple of weeks.
There are a lot of things that let me know that summertime is back: barbecues, spending time at the pool with the kids and the smell of gardenias. But the one telltale is seeing stalks of corn emerge from everyone's vegetable garden.
The farmers markets in Hall County are all up and going and are doing quite well even though the weather has been less than ideal. This hot, dry weather has created some challenges for most of the growers, but they are still able to grow vegetables successfully.
Leyland cypress has become one of the more popular trees for homeowners and landscapers to use over the past few years.
Summer in Georgia is always an interesting time of year. It seems we go from one extreme to another. Just a few weeks ago, we were relatively cool and had what seemed to be plenty of moisture in the ground. But today, we are in desperate need of some rain, and if shade was a commodity that could be sold on the open market, it would be going for a hefty price.
It's hard to imagine that our lives, and the quality of life we enjoy, have a lot to do with an insect.
Occasionally turfgrasses begin to thin out, and moss and algae begin to form. These primitive plants develop because conditions for growing dense, healthy turf have declined.
Since it was discovered that the flower color of the common garden hydrangea could be changed by changing soil pH, homeowners have enjoyed practicing such horticultural wizardry and impressing their friends and neighbors.
No doubt about it, brown patch is the most damaging disease of warm-season turfgrasses in Georgia. Many turfgrasses, including, tall fescue, zoysia grass and bermuda grass, are susceptible to this fungal disease.
I have already had a call about the black scarab beetle this year, and seeing how they caused such a problem for a lot of Georgians last year, I wanted to touch on the subject.
During the past few years, many folks have gone to living off the grid.
This is especially true for producers in South Georgia. We still have some cotton grown in North Georgia in counties such as Oconee, Bartow, Gordon and Floyd.
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