Wildlife food plots are a great way to enhance the quality and number of animals on your property. Many people plant food plots to increase their chances of viewing wildlife on their property.
Sometimes people cannot see the forest for the trees. This is the case with some legislation on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives that is considered to be a quick-fix solution for not having a long-term farm bill in place. It is to be considered by the Senate next.
This is the time of year many of you are probably thinking about fertilizing or renovating your lawn. The only way to see what your lawn requires, as far as fertilizer is concerned, is to pull a soil sample and let the Extension office send it off for analysis. Otherwise you are just guessing.
This has been an interesting year. We had a winter that was pretty much a cold spring and a summer that has been as hot as most could remember.
For most of us, fall is for college football (go Dawgs!), cool, crisp air in the mountains, and raking leaves that fall and seem to get everywhere.
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. There are so many in fact ,you can make your landscape into any type of garden.
This is a topic that is full of opinion. A cute and cuddly critter to one person is sometimes a pest to another, or what begins as a cute animal turns into a pest after it ate your prize-winning roses or created $1,000 worth of damage to the garage or attic.
During this time of year there is revived interest in saving seeds from the garden. Why would gardeners want to save seeds? Seed companies continuously replace older cultivars (a plant or group of plants selected for desirable characteristics that can be maintained by propagation) with newly developed ones, and many of the older cultivars become very difficult or impossible to find. In some cases, gardeners are especially pleased with a new cultivar they are growing ...
With record drought in the Midwest driving up feed prices, consumers can expect to pay more for their poultry.
Georgia's weather is funny, and it can change on a dime. Just a few weeks ago, the area was in a dire need of rain. But now we have been getting it and are not in such of a pinch.
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 out entirely. It was a costly mistake, and one that I am sure he will not do again. If he had taken time to learn about the herbicide, he would not have to replace his lawn now.
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.
Yellow jackets. They are a part of summer, but we don't have to like it. As much as we don't want to admit it, yellow jackets do serve a purpose. They are beneficial around gardens because they feed on caterpillars and other insects. With all of that said, a yellow jacket sting can turn into a life threatening situation if you are allergic to the venom. Being able identify yellow jackets is important because many ...
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.
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.
Just the other day I was looking at a dogwood tree at the house and saw it was in pretty good shape overall. However, things can change and it is worth keeping an eye on the tree to see if it becomes infected.
Georgia's wildly fluctuating temperatures in this year's first four months played havoc on the state's signature onion crop.
Storm water is something we don't think too much about on a day-to-day basis.
Recycling is all the rage, from aluminum cans and newspapers to plastic bottles and bags. But did you know you can recycle in your lawn?
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