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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


Agribiz: Kudzu bug could be bigger pest than first imagined

Soybeans in Hall County have gained back some popularity by farmers as prices have stayed firm at decent levels. I guess over the past four or five years, soybean acreage has increased by three- or fourfold.

June 19, 2013 | Michael Wheeler | Business


Controlling snakes around the house

Not too many animals in the world get quite the same emotional response as snakes when they are found in the woods or around the house. People have been repulsed by and attracted to snakes ever since the dawn of time.

June 07, 2013 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Agribiz: Broiler production on the increase

U.S. broiler meat production is forecast to total 38.9 billion pounds in 2014, up 2.9 percent from 2013, according to the "Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook" report from USDA's Economic Research Service.

June 05, 2013 | Michael Wheeler | Business


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


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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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