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Agribiz: Producers urged to apply for state tax exemption

The state Department of Agriculture has begun taking applications for the Georgia Agriculture Tax Exemption.

December 05, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Business

Wheeler: Pruning keeps your woody plants healthy

Pruning woody plants is one of the most important things that you can do for maintaining your landscape trees and shrubs. Pruning involves a combination of art and science - art in making the pruning cuts properly, and science in knowing how and when to prune for the overall health of the plant.

November 30, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Pick out, cut and care for a live Christmas tree

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

November 23, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Life top stories

Agribiz: EPA's ethanol decision frustrates growers

The livestock industry made up of a coalition of livestock associations expressed disappointment with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's decision not to waive a federal law that requires corn to be used for ethanol production.

November 21, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Business

Wheeler: Insects get cold, too, so keep them out of your home

Fall is the time when insects looking for a nice place to overwinter may enter homes and buildings from the surrounding landscape. Common invaders in Georgia include boxelder bugs, lady beetles, spiders, millipedes and now kudzu bugs.

November 16, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Wheeler: Time for planting spring-flowering bulbs is running out

The change in daylight and temperatures means the planting season for "spring flowering" bulbs will soon be drawing to a close. The best time to plant is when soil temperatures fall below 60 degrees F, usually October to early November.

November 09, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Agribiz: Soybean, peanut, beef production all strong in Ga.

There are a couple of news stories about commodities that have an impact on Georgia agriculture, the state's largest industry, that I want to share with you this week.

November 07, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Business

Wheeler: Keeping squirrels in the trees and out of the attic

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

November 02, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Spiders are active in the garden, but don’t let them scare you

I have noticed a lot of spider webs hanging from everything imaginable as of late.

October 26, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Life top stories

Agribiz: Eat more chicken? Americans saying yes

Chicken has done something that most cattlemen thought was not possible: Americans are eating more chicken now than ever before.

October 24, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Business

Wheeler: The art of tree planting

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

October 19, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Growing demand is boosting Ga. pecans

You may not realize it, but Georgia leads the nation in pecan production with 144,000 acres in production. Over the past few years a growing demand and popularity of the nut has prompted growers to plant more acres, which would increase production by about 50 percent by 2020.

October 17, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Local

Wheeler: Clean and maintain your garden tools

Adapted from Georgia FACES News Service. Written by Sharon Dowdy, News Editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

October 11, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Wheeler: Flea and tick medicine is not just for summertime

Now that we are in October and leaves are beginning to change, I can finally say it is beginning to feel more like fall. The change in the weather is good for the spirit after a long, hot summer.

October 05, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Wheeler: Composting is both art and science

We are getting into the best time of year with cooler weather and crisp days that give a bit of excitement - because it feels like college football and fall festivals.

September 28, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

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Michael Wheeler: Pollen gives people itchy eyes as well as honey, fruit and flowers

If the warm temperatures and abundance of azalea blooms were not enough to clue you in that spring is here, itchy eyes and sinus pressure ...

April 20, 2017 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


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