Houston County Extension ANR

Desirable Leaf Drop

According to Dr. Lenny Wells out Pecan Specialist: This is an annual occurrence and is a physiological condition we see more pronounced when there is a fast change in environmental conditions as we’ve seen recently with a shift from cool and wet to hot and dry weather. Desirable is more sensitive…
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Biting Gnats

Recently the Extension Office has been answering a lot of calls from angry homeowners who are being attacked every time they go outside in their yards. Because of the numerous calls and my own personal encounter, I decided that it was time to do a little research on this pest….
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Marmorated Stink Bug Survey

Recently a new stink bug (Marmorated stink bug) has shown up in Georgia. It not only attacks crops, but it also comes inside homes. Information about the scope and severity of the problem for homeowners is needed. UGA is working to gather this information. Please take a few minutes to complete…
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Doggone, those Dogwoods!

The leading cause of dogwood decline is poor site selection – planting in the wrong spot.  Dogwoods are understory trees, meaning they perform at their best when they are planted in the shade of another larger tree.  In other words, dogwoods are moderate shade to part-sun plants.  They like loose,…
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Fertilizing Turf in the Fall

It is that time of year again when we start to see advertisements for feeding fall lawns. Feeding, also known as fertilizing, turfgrass in the fall is unnecessary and can cause more harm than good. The biggest problem with these commercials is that they are too vague. They are ran…
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NEW APHID PEST OF SORGHUM DISCOVERED IN GEORGIA

From: David Buntin, Grain Crop Entomologist A new aphid, the white sugarcane aphid (Melanaphis sacchari), has been found attacking sorghum in Georgia.   I was contacted by Roger Sinyard county agent in Marion County last week about a very large infestation of aphids in grain sorghum.   The aphid was the white…
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Fall is for Planting Class

Learn why Fall is a good time for planting. Also learn the ins and outs of gardening in the Fall. Thursday 9/11 at 6:30 pm. See flyer below for more information.
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Prescribed Fire

Please see the following link to a video produced by the Northwest Fire Science Consortium that illustrates the multiple uses of prescribed fire; whether for fuels reduction to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfire or for habitat restoration, fire is a powerful tool. http://youtu.be/s_Fj00_4n6Q
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