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Agribiz: Cold weather influencing cattle market

The deep freeze we all experienced resulted in more than just frozen pipes.

January 15, 2014 | Michael Wheeler | Business


Wheeler: Soil compaction a root cause of distress

If you call the office to talk over a problem that is in your landscape, one of the first things I am going to bring up is soil testing. For the $8 it costs for the test, you get a wealth of information that tells you pretty much all you need to know about the "chemical" side of the problem.

January 03, 2014 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Wheeler: Maintaining your Christmas tree this holiday season

It is during this time of year when everyone is busy buying gifts for loved ones and friends, going to Christmas parties and enjoying the magic of the holiday season influencing their children and grandchildren. With all of this happening, it is easy to forget to keep an eye out on the condition of your Christmas tree.

December 20, 2013 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


No real mystery to buying firewood; just simple math

During the past few years, many folks have gone to living off the grid.

December 06, 2013 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Cotton price recovery looking for new support level

This is especially true for producers in South Georgia. We still have some cotton grown in North Georgia in counties such as Oconee, Bartow, Gordon and Floyd.

December 04, 2013 | Michael Wheeler | Business


Properly winterizing, storing gardening tools

It seems the leaves are never going to fall this year, so many of us are still using our lawn mowers and leaf blowers. However, soon enough all of this will come to an end as winter sets in. Then, we can put our mowers and leaf blowers away until the spring.

November 22, 2013 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Agribiz: Three-day training on cattle reproduction set for January

Artificially inseminating cattle has been done by the dairy industry for a while now, but it is relatively new in the beef industry.

November 20, 2013 | Michael Wheeler | Business


Spiders weave their webs all across North Georgia

I have noticed a lot of spider webs hanging from everything imaginable.

November 08, 2013 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Agribiz: State considers establishing cattle commodity commission

Cattlemen in Georgia are working to organize a state commodity commission for beef, a step other states are considering as well.

November 06, 2013 | Michael Wheeler | Business


Wheeler: Autumn brings colors to leaves in Georgia trees

For Hall County, autumn is one of the greatest times of year.

October 25, 2013 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Agribiz: University of Georgia Cooperative Extension hosts tax schools

University of Georgia Cooperative Extension from the College of Agriculture is hosting a series of income tax courses for tax return preparers.

October 23, 2013 | Michael Wheeler | Business


Test soil to prep for spring

So the garden has stopped producing and you think there is not much to do in the garden this time of year.

October 11, 2013 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Agribiz: Farm City Week breakfast to highlight impact of agriculture

American farmers and ranchers literally help feed the world by producing a bounty of agricultural products.

October 09, 2013 | Michael Wheeler | Business


Wheeler: Diverse trees fill Linwood Preserve

The City of Gainesville is very lucky to be flanked by Lake Lanier. The lake is a great source of entertainment and its tranquility has a calming effect for many. In a year like this one, it has been a great foundation to the summertime economy of the county and region as well.

September 27, 2013 | Michael Wheeler | Life top stories


Solar power attracts agribusiness to help grow power grid

It seems no matter where you are in Georgia, solar power is getting more popular. I was recently with co-workers in Habersham County and we took a look at a farm where solar panels had been installed. It was a great operation, and the farmer seemed well pleased with his investment.

September 25, 2013 | Michael Wheeler | Business


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Articles By Author - Michael Wheeler


Keep your poinsettias looking great all season long

Poinsettias are a native to Mexico and can be seen growing in the wild of their native land. But thanks to the first U.S. ambassador, Joel Poinesett, the plant made its way to the United States when he sent some cuttings back home to South Carolina.

December 19, 2014 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Keep your Christmas tree fresh

During this time of year, everyone is busy buying gifts for loved ones and friends, going to Christmas parties and enjoying the magic of the holiday season and its effect on children and grandchildren.

December 05, 2014 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Controlling squirrel population around your house

Squirrels around the house can be a blessing or a curse. It all depends on whether or not the squirrel has made it to your attic.

November 21, 2014 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


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