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Agribiz: Gov. Deal, Ga. leaders plan trade summit in Turkey

Hopefully more trade negotiations and explorations will open significant doors for Georgia agriculture and other industries. This could only mean good things for our area with poultry being a No. 1 export from the area to the rest of the country and world.

May 09, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Business


Wheeler: Preventing blossom-end rot in tomatoes

I know it is a bit early in the season to be talking about tomato fruit diseases, but blossom-end rot is a disease that can be prevented with a little TLC.

May 04, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Wheeler: Whatever your needs, Extension Office is here to help

What do local farming, youth development, nutrition education and radon have in common? The answer is Hall County Cooperative Extension.

April 27, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


US-Columbia trade deal will boost agricultural exports

In the last Agbiz article, I talked about how the deepening of the port of Savannah would improve our ability to move products grown and made in the United States, specifically the poultry products produced in North Georgia.

April 25, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Business


Wheeler: 10 tips to save water in your landscape

Water is always a precious commodity and it seems that, in the South, we are only about two to three weeks from a drought. We are getting dry in places, so now is the time to think about how you can save water this summer in the garden.

April 20, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Wheeler: When to fertilze the lawn

When it comes to common questions asked at the office, the one I hear most often is about lawns and when to fertilize them.

April 13, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Deepening Savannah port is vital to Georgia agriculture

When 1 in 8 U.S. export containers leave the Port of Savannah each year, it takes a lot of coordination to keep everything going smoothly. Recently, U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston met with Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg to discuss logistics at the port.

April 11, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Business


Wheeler: Dealing with ground bees

The first sign of ground or digger bees in lawns may be strange little mounds of soil with a hole nearby. The ground bees will be flying over this area. Ground bees are solitary bees that dig and nest in the ground. Some types of solitary wasps live like this as well.

April 05, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Wheeler: Follow the Hall County Extension office on Facebook

Everyone is on Facebook these days. It's a great way to communicate to catch up with friends and stay connected with family that is far off.

March 29, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Agribiz: Premium demand can benefit local beef farmers

There is good news for us in the South and Hall County who raise cattle on cow/calf operations. Our cattle typically end up in the Midwest on feedlots, and then end up at the packer for processing.

March 28, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Business


Wheeler: Be careful of products making miracle claims

Is it too good to be true?

March 23, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Wheeler: Grasscycling a cheap, easy way to feed your lawn

Recycling is all the rage, from aluminum cans and newspapers to plastic bottles and bags. But did you know that you can recycle in your lawn?

March 16, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Agribiz: Atlanta poulty expo will grow next year

The premier poultry show in Atlanta will be a little larger for 2013. The International Production &

March 14, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Business


Wheeler: Weeds in the yard? Start treating now to lessen growth

If you are like most of us, this is the time of year we all have something growing in the yard other than what we want to be growing.

March 09, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Wheeler: Establish roots for healthy shrubs, tress and flowers

If the past few days of warm weather have given you a fever to plant shrubs, trees and flowers in the yard, then you are not alone.

March 02, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


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Learning soil’s pH levels can lead to better gardens

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.

January 16, 2015 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


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