Bulloch County Extension

Cottony weed invades lawns

Tim R. Murphy, Retired Extension Weed Scientist It seems that all of a sudden, numerous lawns in Georgia are turning white. Well it is not snow, nor is it left over cotton from last fall. The “cottony” appearance is due to the presence of a weed named facelis (Facelis retusa)….
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Armadillo Problems

Michael Mengak, Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources, has recently received several calls about armadillo problems.  Below are his takes on this pest: There are no repellents or poisons registered for armadillo. Armadillo are not protected in Georgia – it is legal to hunt or shoot at any time UNLESS it…
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What is this strange growth on azalea leaves?

Leaf galls, caused by the fungus Exobasidium vaccinii, are common on azalea in the spring during wet, humid, cooler weather. The fungus invades expanding leaf and flower buds causing these tissues to swell and become fleshy, bladder-like galls. Initially, the galls are pale green to pinkish. Eventually, they become covered…
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Small Farm Business Workshop

The Bulloch and Jenkins County Extension Offices are offering a small  farm business planning program on Thursday, April 23rd from 6:00-8:30 pm at the Bulloch County Extension Office.  This workshop will cover important tools and resources a farm business needs to establish a solid foundation during its initial years. Registration…
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Late Season Annual Bluegrass Control in Residential Turfgrass

Clint Waltz and Patrick McCullough, Turfgrass Specialist and Weed Specialist, University of Georgia Annual bluegrass (Poa annua L.) is a troublesome winter annual weed in residential turf. Compared to most turfgrasses, annual bluegrass has a lighter green color, coarser leaf texture, and produces unsightly seedheads. Annual bluegrass seed germinates throughout…
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Managing Mistletoe in Trees

This is an excerpt from American Mistletoe Infection in Trees by Kim Coder, Professor of Tree Health Care, University of Georgia. There are currently three mistletoe elimination interventions, each delivering varying results. The three interventions are pruning infected tree branches, shoot pruning of mistletoe, and/or using a labeled chemical spray…
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Prolong the life of Poinsettias

The colorful bracts of poinsettias may stay bright for months if you care for them properly. Bright, indirect light and frequent watering are essential. Don’t allow the plants to wilt, but watering too often can damage roots. Poinsettias thrive on indirect, natural daylight — at least six hours a day….
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Protect Ornamentals from Cold Temperatures

November 2014 was one of the top five coldest Novembers on record for many weather stations across Georgia.  The three-month outlook for December through February continues to show the signs of an El Nino, which will bring cooler and wetter conditions to south Georgia through the winter months.  Cold damage to ornamental plants…
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