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Agribiz: Food prices forecast to rise worldwide

It seems to never end: Prices on things we need continue to increase. The same is projected to be true for food prices over the next decade, according to the United Nations. Increased demand for meat and other foods from developing countries, with slowed production, will be one of the driving forces behind the increases.

July 18, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Business

Wheeler: Controlling yellow jackets

Yellow jackets.

July 13, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Wheeler: Fielding residents’ questions from the extension office

Every week at the extension office we are presented with diverse questions. Being able to help people solve problems is one of the best parts of the job.

July 06, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Wheeler: Growing sweet corn in the garden is easy

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 tell-tale is seeing stalks of corn emerge from everyone's vegetable garden.

June 29, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Wheeler: Stopping squash vine borer

A summer vegetable garden is just not complete without summer squash growing in the mix of tomatoes, peppers, okra and cucumbers.

June 22, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Agribiz: Early watermelon crop hits markets

Mother Nature is always in control. Sometimes that is a bad thing, and other times it can be a great thing.

June 20, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Business

Wheeler: Educate yourself before raising backyard poultry

The economic uncertainty of today has spurned an increased interest in home gardening and canning or freezing food. There also has been interest from people in producing their own eggs and poultry.

June 15, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Wheeler: Keep lace bug from attacking

We have been getting a few calls about azalea lace bugs feeding on azaleas and rhododendrons.

June 08, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Agribiz: Poultry farmers get help lowering power bills

The practices that can help us save energy in our homes - like sealing leaks, insulating and updating cooling systems and replacing light bulbs - are also being used to make Georgia's prolific poultry industry more efficient, one chicken house at a time.

June 06, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Business

Wheeler: Controlling snakes around your house

Few animals can evoke such an emotional response as a snake found in the woods or around the house. People have been attracted and repulsed by snakes ever since the dawn of time.

May 31, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Wheeler: Answering reader questions about the veggie garden

Question: What can I do to prevent insect pests in my vegetable garden?

May 25, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Agribiz: US-India trade deal would boost poultry exports

There seems to always be something brewing with international trade. The United States and India have had a long-standing disagreement about India's policies on U.S. exports, especially agricultural products.

May 23, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Business

Wheeler: There’s nothing like a homegrown tomato

Home-grown vegetables are a staple for many Southerners during the summer.

May 18, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Wheeler: How to control moss and algae in your turf

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.

May 11, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

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

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Articles By Author - Michael Wheeler

Michael Wheeler: Composting: Art and science of improving garden

We are getting into the best time of year with cooler weather and crisp days. It is a bit exciting, because it finally feels like ...

October 21, 2016 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


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