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Archive By Author - Michael Wheeler


Stopping blossom end rot before it starts

I see it year after year in the extension office. Clients come in wondering what to do about their tomatoes or peppers being laid to waste by disease.

January 31, 2014 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Agribiz: Congress finally agrees on farm legislation cuts and aid

Developing the latest farm bill has become a marathon of sorts with farmers wondering if it would ever come to fruition.

January 29, 2014 | Michael Wheeler | Business


Plant now for roots to grow deep

Throughout the year, people will call wanting planting advice.

January 17, 2014 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


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


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Articles By Author - Michael Wheeler


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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