Bulloch County Extension

Why is the pecan nut size so small this year?

Dr. Lenny Wells, Associate Professor and Extension Horticulture Specialist for pecans, discusses his theories on why the pecan nut size is smaller this year as compared to last. “Pecan harvest is well underway and the most consistent observation regarding the 2014 pecan crop is small nut size. The effect of various…
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“Rattlesnake weed” causes lawn owners headaches

Florida betony (Stachys floridana) (also called rattlesnake weed and hedge nettle) is a problem weed in both turfgrasses and ornamentals. Florida betony is a “winter” perennial and, like most plants in the mint (Labiatae) family, has a square stem with opposite leaves. Flowers are usually pink and have the classic mint-like structure….
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Time to plant Spring flowering bulbs

Spring-flowering bulbs have been on garden center shelves for weeks but the real season for planting them runs from late October to December. It’s best to wait to plant daffodil, tulip, hyacinth, Dutch iris, etc. until night temperatures are consistently below 60 degrees. At that time the soil is warm enough to stimulate…
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Now is the time to control fire ants

Original story by Sarah Lewis, student writer with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences “April and September are good times to apply baits, once at the start of the season and toward the end to help control before they come back in the spring,” said Will Hudson, a professor with…
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Bulloch County welcomes new Ag Agent

The Bulloch County Extension Office is please to welcome Bill Tyson, who starts today as our new Ag Agent / County Coordinator. Bill is no stranger to Bulloch County as he started his Extension career here from 1994-1999 before he moved to Effingham County, where he has been the Ag Agent…
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Spotted spurge is problem weed in lawns

Spotted spurge is a low growing mat forming summer annual weed that is a major lawn weed in most parts of the country. Spotted or prostrate spurge as some call it thrives in hot sparse yards.  The spotted spurge weed is a very adaptable plant and can thrive in many…
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Start seeds now for Fall Garden

Start seeds in August for broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, collards, kale, turnips, radishes, spinach, lettuce, beets and onions. It is best to use a store-bought potting mix to start seeds in containers, flats or trays. Place the seeds in a partially shaded spot and keep them watered, and you will have…
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Canning Seminar

The Mainstreet Farmer’s Market is hosting a FREE Canning Seminar tomorrow – July 29 – at Ogeechee Tech.  It will be held from 5:30-7:00pm and feature Chef James Barwick.
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