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Control the spittlebug population in evergreen trees

During the past few days, the office has received a fair number of calls, emails and visits from residents wondering about little foamy masses on the tips of evergreen trees such as the Leyland cypress.

June 06, 2014 | Michael Wheeler | Life top stories

Controlling brown patch on turf grasses

No doubt, brown patch is the most damaging disease of warm-season turf grasses in Georgia.

May 23, 2014 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Agribiz: Ag secretary highlights trade breakthroughs with Mexico

Georgia and the rest of the country continue to benefit from healthy trade relations with Mexico.

May 21, 2014 | Michael Wheeler | Business

Summer means fresh food, sharing the bounty

Well folks, we have crossed over another milestone in our trip around the sun. It is officially planting season.

May 09, 2014 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Agribiz: Farm expenses increase 43 percent in five years

It seems cash flow on both sides of the table has increased, but farming is still a tough business to be in.

May 07, 2014 | Michael Wheeler | Business

Design garden to attract animals or reduce noise

People are certainly interested in improving the environment and one of the best places to start is in your own backyard.

April 25, 2014 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Agribiz: Ethanol without corn is goal for researchers

Ethanol use is everywhere. Good, bad or indifferent, ethanol is going to be part of what we use to meet our energy needs.

April 23, 2014 | Michael Wheeler | Business

For fertilizer application, quantity and timing are important

When it comes to common questions asked at the office, the one I have most often is about lawns and when to fertilize them.

April 11, 2014 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Preventing diseases in your home vegetable garden

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

March 28, 2014 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Agribiz: Georgia Ports Authority moves more cargo

Georgia ports are busy. There is no doubt it is a big part of the economic engine in the Southeast.

March 27, 2014 | Michael Wheeler | Business

Ready for spring? Sample soil now for success later

The past couple of weeks I think my office has shipped close to 100 soil samples to the test lab in Athens. This is always a sign that spring is on the horizon as people begin to prepare and plan what they want to grow this year.

March 14, 2014 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Agribiz: UGA student testifies before Congress about impact of Extension

Growing up in the Gainesville City School System, I did not participate in Georgia 4-H, but over the years of being a county agent I have seen the impact 4-H has on students.

March 12, 2014 | Michael Wheeler | Business

Picking the proper place for a vegetable garden

Choosing a garden site is one of the most important decisions any gardener will make.

February 28, 2014 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Agribiz: Tax code proposal would change U.S. agriculture

A week ago, I was attending the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce's Economic Development Council monthly meeting. We were all updated on the great things that are happening in Hall County. Expansions, new jobs and optimism are setting Hall County on a course of economic growth that tops most areas in the nation.

February 26, 2014 | Michael Wheeler | Business

Keep your Valentine's Day floral arrangement fresh

It's Valentine's Day and what a great way to end the week.

February 14, 2014 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

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Michael Wheeler: Composting: Art and science of improving garden

We are getting into the best time of year with cooler weather and crisp days. It is a bit exciting, because it finally feels like ...

October 21, 2016 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


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