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Glyphosate damage on tomato. CAES News
Herbicide Transfer
After fielding a number of calls and examining plant samples brought in to the Bartow County Extension Office, I have decided vegetable gardeners are probably better off not using hay or manure in their gardens.
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Chipper/shredder basics
If your wish list this season includes a chipper or shredder to remove limbs and leaves from your landscape, follow these tips from University of Georgia Cooperative Extension before making a hasty purchase.
Rows of cover crops being grown for research at UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences organic research and demonstration farm in Watkinsville. CAES News
Fall Cover Crops
Cover crops may be your secret weapon to a better harvest next spring. Any gardener who was disappointed in their corn, tomato or squash harvests this summer might want to start planning for next summer’s crop now by thinking about planting cover crops.
Get kids involved in community service by learning what they are interested in. Making the world a cleaner place is a place to start. CAES News
Reduce. Reuse. Recycle?
Teaming up to reduce the amount of trash your family throws away each week can give parents and children the experience of working towards a common goal and create some fun family traditions. By working together, families can make their homes greener and limit the amount of waste their family produces
Suspected 2,4-D herbicide damage on tomato. CAES News
Tomatoes susceptible to herbicides for turf and pastures
Home gardeners often inadvertently and unknowingly damage their vegetables with herbicides.
Slime molds, like this dog vomit mold, pop up in Georgia every time it rains. 
This mold sprang up next to a corn plant in a Georgia garden this srping. It's not harmful but seems to gross out unsuspecting gardeners. CAES News
Attack of the slime molds
Most of the time when people call their University of Georgia Extension office, they are typically fairly calm, but when they call to report a science-fiction-type growth has taken up residence in their yard, their nerves are usually on edge.
Fire ants scurry along a piece of wood CAES News
Fire ant invaders
Vegetable gardens and compost piles are usually located in the sunniest part of the landscape. Unfortunately, fire ants like sunshine, too. They often invade compost piles and vegetable gardens seeking food, warmth and moisture.
Garden soil CAES News
Dirty work pays off
Good compost takes time, patience and alternating layers of decomposing yard and kitchen wastes. Those are the basics, but Athens-Clarke County Extension Agent Amanda Tedrow was finding that most people needed more information in order to make the compost equation come out right.
Yellow leaves on a tree in the fall of the year CAES News
Leaves = future compost
As winter approaches, leaves turn from green to gold, bronze, red, orange, brown, yellow and crimson. Deciduous trees and shrubs will soon shred their leaves and home landscapers will have to decide what to do with all the fallen leaves.