Bulloch County Extension

Be patient – don’t prune yet

By Merritt Melancon University of Georgia With December’s temperatures mimicking spring in most parts of Georgia, it’s no wonder that so many landscape plants are confused. Last month, gardeners in all corners of the state saw their azaleas blooming and their spring flowering trees forming buds. Since then, winter weather…
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UGA Ag Forecast series to be held across Georgia Jan. 21-29

Good information is the best defense against the unforeseen circumstances — like changing governmental regulations and weather patterns — that can impact agriculture. That’s why the University of Georgia’s team of agricultural economists kicks off each year with the Georgia Ag Forecast seminar series. There, they present valuable insights into…
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Mistletoe may help sweethearts, but it hurts host trees

By Paul Pugliese UGA Extension Mistletoe is often used postmortem to lure unsuspecting sweethearts to a Christmastime kiss. For the other 364 days of the year, it is actually considered an infectious parasite that kills trees. If you see green leaves in the top of deciduous trees, it might be…
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Poinsettia Care

By Merritt Melancon University of Georgia Despite their limited, two-month run on retailers’ shelves each year, poinsettias are the best-selling potted plant in the United States. Growers sold more than 34.6 million plants in 2014 alone. But that popularity doesn’t always translate into longevity. Come February or March, many of…
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Time to treat lawns for winter weeds

By Clint Thompson University of Georgia, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Now is the time for Georgia homeowners to treat their lawns for weeds, according to a member of the world-renowned University of Georgia Turfgrass Team. Waiting for a weed to become a problem before applying adequate control is…
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Not too late for fall gardening chores

When the weather cools off and the leaves begin to fall, its an excellent time to get outdoors and do a little gardening.  UGA Extension has put together a compilation of fall gardening publications to give you some great ideas for projects.  Plant some cold tolerant pansies for fall color…
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Bulloch 4-H well represented at Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair

Last week Bulloch 4-H was very well represented at the 2015 Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair.  Youth participated in livestock shows, the mini-booth competition and the 4-H Food Booth had a banner week. Congratulations to those youth that show their animals at fair.  On Tuesday night, Madeline Johnson, Cadelyn Jones, Jacob Boyett and Anna…
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Wet weather brings out Mushrooms in landscapes

Mushrooms are the visible structures of the unseen fungi growing in our landscapes. Think of mushrooms as the flowers and fruits of the fungi world. The mushrooms these fungi produce may cause a concern depending on where they are growing. Mushrooms and other fungal growths can be unsightly and are…
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