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.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Georgia ports are busy. There is no doubt it is a big part of the economic engine in the Southeast.
The past couple of weeks I think my office has shipped close to 100 soil samples to the test lab in Athens. This is always a sign that spring is on the horizon as people begin to prepare and plan what they want to grow this year.
Growing up in the Gainesville City School System, I did not participate in Georgia 4-H, but over the years of being a county agent I have seen the impact 4-H has on students.
Choosing a garden site is one of the most important decisions any gardener will make.
A week ago, I was attending the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce's Economic Development Council monthly meeting. We were all updated on the great things that are happening in Hall County. Expansions, new jobs and optimism are setting Hall County on a course of economic growth that tops most areas in the nation.
If you have ever come into my office to ask a question about how to grow a garden, fix a production issue or renovate a pasture, one of the first things I request is a soil sample.
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