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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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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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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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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Biting Gnats?

We have been getting many calls about biting gnats. These are actually black flies or Buffalo gnat. Their population explosions are often triggered by rainfall. Their breeding ground is slow moving streams, creeks or rivers. They prefer to feed in the daytime and usually around the head and shoulders. Insect…
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