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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


Wheeler: Invest in winter cover crops for next summer

True gardeners are planners. They always look ahead to next season on what to plant, where to plant and what to do differently.

September 13, 2013 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Area agricultural producers showcase interwoven industry

Agriculture in Georgia is a complicated and interwoven industry. When one segment is affected by a downturn, another segment typically is quick to follow. But the same is true when positive changes occur.

September 12, 2013 | Michael Wheeler | Business


Wheeler: Use native plants in landscape this fall

The choices of plants for the garden are endless. It seems these days you can get almost anything you would want to plant in your landscape.

August 30, 2013 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Agribiz: Aquaculture raises fish to feed hungry market

Pat Duncan's eyes light up when she talks about the graceful simplicity of an aquaponics system.

July 17, 2013 | Michael Wheeler | Business


Wheeler: Solutions for dealing with the squash vine borer

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

July 05, 2013 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Agribiz: Agriculture exports, imports forecast at record level

Agriculture is the largest industry in the country and the pulse of the economy can generally be gauged by how well the industry is functioning.

July 03, 2013 | Michael Wheeler | Business


Looking out for leaf spots in the landscapes

Georgia's weather is funny, and it does not take long for it to change on a dime. Spring was cool and wet, and now we are hot and humid.

June 21, 2013 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


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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


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