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Wheeler: Keeping squirrels in the trees and out of the attic

Squirrels around the house can be a blessing or a curse. It all depends on whether or not the squirrel has made it into your attic.

November 02, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Spiders are active in the garden, but don’t let them scare you

I have noticed a lot of spider webs hanging from everything imaginable as of late.

October 26, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Life top stories


Agribiz: Eat more chicken? Americans saying yes

Chicken has done something that most cattlemen thought was not possible: Americans are eating more chicken now than ever before.

October 24, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Business


Wheeler: The art of tree planting

Putting plants in the ground is something I think we have all done in our lives. Most people get a sense of satisfaction by taking a bare flower bed or yard and adding trees, flowers and shrubs.

October 19, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Growing demand is boosting Ga. pecans

You may not realize it, but Georgia leads the nation in pecan production with 144,000 acres in production. Over the past few years a growing demand and popularity of the nut has prompted growers to plant more acres, which would increase production by about 50 percent by 2020.

October 17, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Local


Wheeler: Clean and maintain your garden tools

Adapted from Georgia FACES News Service. Written by Sharon Dowdy, News Editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

October 11, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Wheeler: Flea and tick medicine is not just for summertime

Now that we are in October and leaves are beginning to change, I can finally say it is beginning to feel more like fall. The change in the weather is good for the spirit after a long, hot summer.

October 05, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Wheeler: Composting is both art and science

We are getting into the best time of year with cooler weather and crisp days that give a bit of excitement - because it feels like college football and fall festivals.

September 28, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Agribiz: Poultry leaders back neighbors in trade deal, with conditions

Over the past few weeks, I have talked about the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, which should benefit Georgia's poultry industry by opening up economically competitive trade routes to other parts of the world. Now it appears that negotiations are looking positive with our neighbors to our north and south.

September 26, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Business


Wheeler: Time to plant spring bulbs

October marks the opening of planting season for spring flowering bulbs. The best time to plant is when soil temperatures fall below 60 F degrees, usually October to early November.

September 21, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Wheeler: Do’s and don’ts of wildlife food plots

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.

September 13, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Agribiz: Long-term farm bill needed from Congress

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.

September 12, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Business


Wheeler: Tips to calibrate your lawn spreader

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.

September 07, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Wheeler: Mosquito control is essential

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.

August 31, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Wheeler: Pick the right time to overseed lawn in fall

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.

August 24, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


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Be aware: Powdery mildew plagues dogwood trees

Just the other day, I was looking at a dogwood tree at the house and saw it was in pretty good shape.

April 24, 2015 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Mosquito-eating bats under attack by fungal disease

I remember as a boy playing with all of the other neighborhood kids during the summer.

April 10, 2015 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Pulling out the weeds

If you are like most of us, then this is the time of year we all have something growing in the yard other than what you want to be growing.

April 03, 2015 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


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