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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


Fall is time to plant pansies

As we get in to some cooler weather, I always get to thinking about fall flowers and how they add a little bit of color and life back to the garden after the long heat of summer.

September 22, 2011 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Clean and maintain gardening tools, gear

If you don't plan to plant a fall garden, inspect, repair and clean your gardening tools before storing them for the winter.

September 16, 2011 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Agribiz: Ethanol exports set record in US

While oil and environmental interests seek to block the growth of the ethanol market in the United States, other nations around the world are increasing their use of American-made ethanol.

September 14, 2011 | Michael Wheeler | Business


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Reading, understanding pesticide labels important

Just the other day, I received an email from a co-worker about a gentleman who used the wrong chemical on his lawn and wiped it ...

July 24, 2015 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


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