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Archive By Author - Michael Wheeler

Handling the nuisance of webworms and their nests

It has begun. The annual appearance of webbing in trees along the roadways and woods in the county has started.

August 29, 2014 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Resolving pest problems

One man or woman's cute and cuddly critter is another person's pest. Or sometimes what begins as a cute animal turns into a pest after it eats your prize-winning roses or caused $1,000 in damage to the garage or attic.

August 15, 2014 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Controlling the tick population

If there is one thing that causes people to be squeamish, ticks will usually do it. No one likes the idea of something crawling on them, and I do not know anyone who wants to be a source of food either.

August 01, 2014 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Mosquito control made easy with garden products

The worst thing you can add to a picnic or outdoor party is a mosquito. Not just one mosquito, but a whole swarm of mosquitoes.

July 18, 2014 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Agribiz: Melon crop for 2014 looks good

Tradition in the South is important, and of all the summertime traditions like beach vacations, family reunions and going to the farmers' market, finding the perfect watermelon is a real treat for most of us.

July 17, 2014 | Michael Wheeler | Business

Staving off worms from summer corn

Sweet corn in the summertime is probably everyone's favorite home garden vegetable. But do not let your hard efforts of growing it go to waste by ending up with wormy corn.

July 04, 2014 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Millipede migration now in full swing

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.

June 20, 2014 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Control the spittlebug population in evergreen trees

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.

June 06, 2014 | Michael Wheeler | Life top stories

Controlling brown patch on turf grasses

No doubt, brown patch is the most damaging disease of warm-season turf grasses in Georgia.

May 23, 2014 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Agribiz: Ag secretary highlights trade breakthroughs with Mexico

Georgia and the rest of the country continue to benefit from healthy trade relations with Mexico.

May 21, 2014 | Michael Wheeler | Business

Summer means fresh food, sharing the bounty

Well folks, we have crossed over another milestone in our trip around the sun. It is officially planting season.

May 09, 2014 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Agribiz: Farm expenses increase 43 percent in five years

It seems cash flow on both sides of the table has increased, but farming is still a tough business to be in.

May 07, 2014 | Michael Wheeler | Business

Design garden to attract animals or reduce noise

People are certainly interested in improving the environment and one of the best places to start is in your own backyard.

April 25, 2014 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Agribiz: Ethanol without corn is goal for researchers

Ethanol use is everywhere. Good, bad or indifferent, ethanol is going to be part of what we use to meet our energy needs.

April 23, 2014 | Michael Wheeler | Business

For fertilizer application, quantity and timing are important

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

April 11, 2014 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

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Articles By Author - Michael Wheeler

Michael Wheeler: Buying a live Christmas tree requires special care

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

November 27, 2015 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


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