UGA Extension – Jasper County Agricultural & Natural Resources

Georgia's Deer Capital

Gourd Society

The American Gourd Society (AGS) established the Jim Story Award (JSA) in 2009 to honor a long-time supporter of the AGS, who also pioneered many of the techniques for manipulating a gourd during its growth to produce unusual shapes for use in gourd art, floral designs and other decorative activities….
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True and Fall Armyworms

I thought last winter was warm and last fall was dry, but this year already has some scary similarities in weather pattern as well as its own flukes. Like it isn’t bad enough that late frosts following warm weather have decimated the blueberry, peach, and strawberry crop, we’re now getting…
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Bird Flu and How it Affects You

The two confirmed cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in Lincoln County, Tennessee over the past three weeks is pretty scary, when you think of it as being the closest cases of HPAI occurring to Georgia at just thirty five miles from the state line. You may also wonder…
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Outside of the box…

There was a real interesting national story released yesterday on a tree, that by many states such as our own is considered invasive, the Osage orange (Maclura pomifera). The native range for the Osage orange falls over Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. It’s nickname, “hedge apple”, comes from it’s use of well over a century in hedgerows, many of which were constructed under a WPA project by FDR.
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Changing Crops

We are experiencing one of the driest years of the last decade, and even so sometimes I think we are still incredibly lucky compared to others. I just returned from a quick trip to western Kansas, where many of their row crop harvests are finally starting return to more normal…
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