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Christmas plants, like these Christmas cacti and Norfolk Island pine, can make the perfect gift for the green thumbs on your holiday list. CAES News
Living Christmas Trees
Container-grown or balled-and-burlapped Christmas trees can be planted as landscape trees after the holidays. This way of enjoying a Christmas tree is practical in Georgia, where the mild December or early January weather is ideal for tree planting. With care and planning, your Christmas tree will serve as a living memory for many years.
Wayne Hanna, CAES turf breeder and professor in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, has been inducted into the National Academy of Inventors. CAES News
National Academy of Inventors
The National Academy of Inventors has named two University of Georgia faculty members to the 2015 class of NAI Fellows. Wayne Hanna, professor of crop and soil sciences in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, and David Chu, Distinguished Research Professor in the College of Pharmacy, join an elite group of 582 innovators representing more than 190 prestigious research universities and governmental and nonprofit research institutions.
For the fourth consecutive year, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension and the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm (CGBG) will host December Nights and Holiday Lights from Nov. 27 through Dec. 24, from 6-9 p.m. each Wednesday through Sunday night. Cost of admission is $8 for adults, $5 for children 10 years and under, and free for children under 2 years. CAES News
December Nights and Lights
For the fourth consecutive year, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension and the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm (CGBG) are hosting December Nights and Holiday Lights, a traditional, family event filled with displays, music and more than 500,000 holiday lights.
Two steers graze on sorghum/sudangrass hybrid forage at the UGA Eatonton Beef Research Unit as part of a 2014 study on grass-finished beef forages. CAES News
Farmgate Value Report
Led by increases in forestry and livestock values, Georgia’s agricultural output increased by $484 million in 2014, making agriculture, once again, the largest industry in the state with a value of $14.1 billion. According to the most recent University of Georgia Farmgate Value Report, published earlier this month, the value of Georgia’s livestock and aquaculture industries increased by almost 36 percent from 2013.
Root suckers pop up as a result of a tree being injured or stressed as was the case with this Bradford pear tree. CAES News
Root Suckers
Root suckers, or root sprouts, are a tree’s natural response to wounding or stress. Therefore, the best way to prevent them is to minimize or avoid causing wounds or stress to trees.
Phenoxy herbicide damage to a willow oak tree. CAES News
Herbicide Labels
An herbicide designed to kill weeds in turfgrass can also kill neighboring trees and shrubs.
A Georgia Master Gardener trims a shrub in the University of Georgia Research and Education Garden in Griffin, Ga. CAES News
Landscape Business Class
A landscape business class is set for Feb. 13 at the University of Georgia campus in Griffin.
When transplanting a tree, dig the new hole 50 percent wider than the soil ball to loosen the surrounding soil and ensure good root establishment. The root system should be at the same depth it was before it was moved. CAES News
Protect Bare Roots
Landscape planting season is upon us and home gardeners may be eager to buy new fruit trees and ornamentals. New plant material is often produced bare root — without soil — and must be either kept in cold storage or temporarily planted outdoors to survive.
Four University of Georgia Extension agents worked together to present Green University, a training for professionals in the green industry. The agents were (top, l-r) Keith Mickler, Rolando Orellana, (bottom, l-r) Mary Carol Sheffield and Paul Pugliese. CAES News
Green University
Four University of Georgia Extension agents have been collectively awarded this year’s Urban Agriculture Education Award from the Georgia Urban Ag Council, a statewide association for professionals involved in all sectors of the urban agriculture industry.