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Wheeler: Control squirrels in your house

Squirrels around the house can be a blessing or a curse. It all depends on whether or not the squirrel has made it to your attic.

November 25, 2011 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Agribiz: Low US pork prices may boost Chinese exports

Pork imports by China, the United States' biggest consumer, may rise to a record this year as domestic supply fails to keep pace with demand and low U.S. prices spur state buying to help ease high inflation.

November 23, 2011 | Michael Wheeler | Business


Christmas trees need extra care

One of the best childhood memories I can remember growing up was going with my dad to pick out a Christmas tree.

November 18, 2011 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Wheeler: Time for planting of bulbs

October marks the opening of the planting season for "spring flowering" bulbs. The best time to plant is when soil temperatures fall below 60 degrees, usually October to early November.

November 11, 2011 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Agribiz: Food hubs could be part of Georgia's future

Agriculture is Georgia's largest economic sector, but 80 percent of the food purchased by Georgians comes from other states, according to a University of Georgia expert.

November 09, 2011 | Michael Wheeler | Business


Rodents, vehicles and costly headaches

What is 2 inches long and an inch high, and has the ability to stop a car in its tracks?

November 03, 2011 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Wheeler: New stink bug may soon be in Georgia

More than 200 species of stink bugs call North America home. As many as 60 species live in Georgia. One more was recently discovered in southern South Carolina.

October 28, 2011 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Agribiz: China buying up US corn as demand rises

China has made one of its biggest-ever purchases of corn on overseas markets, buying 900,000 metric tons of American corn and showing that growing Chinese demand will play an ever larger role in global grain prices.

October 27, 2011 | Michael Wheeler | Business


Wheeler: Turf grass diseases can appear in the fall

Fall has officially come and after experiencing Mule Camp Market for the first time in many years, it seems like it really is fall in North Georgia.

October 20, 2011 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Time for strawberry planting

Strawberries are definitely a spring and early summer fruit, so why talk about them in October? Well, this is the best time of the year to plant them.

October 14, 2011 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Agribiz: Study finds grower dissatisfaction with H-2A

Nearly half of U.S. growers who use the H-2A agricultural guest worker program aren't happy with it, according to a survey from the Washington, D.C.- based National Council of Agricultural Employers.

October 12, 2011 | Michael Wheeler | Business


Wheeler: Healthy planting now will keep your tree thriving

Putting plants in the ground is something that I think we have all done in our lives. Most people get a sense of satisfaction by taking a bare flower bed or area and adding trees, flowers or shrubs.

October 07, 2011 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Wheeler: Composting: Greens, browns combine to form ‘black gold’

We are getting into the best of year with cooler weather and crisp days that give a bit of excitement because it feels like college football and fall festivals. Even though it is the end of the growing season, everything from plants to animals seems to enjoy a break from the oppressive heat.

September 30, 2011 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Agribiz: Online classes help ag students earn masters

This semester, nearly 50 students are logging on and learning through an innovative program at the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. They are earning their UGA master's degrees in agricultural leadership conveniently online.

September 29, 2011 | Michael Wheeler | Business


Agribiz: Online classes help ag students earn master’s

This semester, nearly 50 students are logging on and learning through an innovative program at the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. They are earning their UGA master's degrees in agricultural leadership conveniently online.

September 28, 2011 | Michael Wheeler | Business


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Mosquito control made easy with garden products

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.

July 18, 2014 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


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