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Archive By Author - Michael Wheeler


Dollar spot, brown patch prove problematic diseases

This spring has been wet and cool. It always amazes me how different one spring from the next can vary so much.

May 24, 2013 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Agribiz: Georgia blueberry crops continue to impress

Growing up in Georgia, everyone loves muscadines and blackberries, but here lately blueberries have taken the front seat and have really become the bright shining star of Georgia's small fruit.

May 22, 2013 | Michael Wheeler | Business


Diseases of the dogwood tree

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.

May 10, 2013 | Michael Wheeler | Life top stories


Agribiz: Weather affects Vidalia onion supply

Georgia's wildly fluctuating temperatures in this year's first four months played havoc on the state's signature onion crop.

May 08, 2013 | Michael Wheeler | Business


Wheeler: Rain gardens recycle storm water

Storm water is something we don't think too much about on a day-to-day basis.

April 26, 2013 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Agribiz: Trans Pacific Partnership expansion opens trade opportunities for poultry

Expanded trade opportunities have opened up for many U.S. industries, including the poultry industry in Georgia.

April 25, 2013 | Michael Wheeler | Business


Spring is in air; so is pollen

If the warm temperatures and abundance of azalea blooms were not enough to clue you in that spring is here, the itchy eyes and sinus pressure definitely have done so.

April 19, 2013 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Wheeler: Improving community through partnership, education

What do local farming, youth development, nutrition education and radon have in common? The answer is Hall County Cooperative Extension.

April 12, 2013 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Wheeler: Retail food prices show slight increase

Shoppers paid slightly more for food at the grocery store at the beginning of 2013.

April 11, 2013 | Michael Wheeler | Business


Wheeler: Grasscycling cuts yardwork in half, helps environment

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?

April 04, 2013 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Wheeler: Planting now would be a waste of time

March in Georgia is always a roller coaster of ups and downs with warm weather at the first of the week and then a cold rain for the weekend. We all get to the point in late winter that we just wish for warmer weather and the emergence of a few flower buds and leaves only feeds the fire.

March 29, 2013 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Agribiz: Survey finds corn and soybean planting up this spring

U.S. farmers are ready to increase production of corn and soybeans for 2013, according to the latest Farm Futures survey.

March 28, 2013 | Michael Wheeler | Business


Wheeler: Is it too good to be true? Probably so

Many times we get information on a product that is touted as the miracle product of the year, even the decade. It always sounds so good that we hope it is something that can save us time, money or make our lives a little easier.

March 22, 2013 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Wheeler: Follow Hall County Extension office on Facebook

Everyone is on Facebook these days. It's a great way to communicate to catch up with friends and stay connected with family that is far off. It is also a great way to advertise a product and reach new customers.

March 15, 2013 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Wheeler: Tips to help your spring plantings take root

If the past few days of warm weather have given you a fever to plant shrubs, trees and flowers in the yard, you're not alone. The promise of spring is in the air, and it is hard to sit still as the days become longer and the temperatures rise. I love days like these and really enjoy getting out and experiencing a new start as plants wake from their winter dormancy.

March 08, 2013 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


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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


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