Of the mindset that it’s “better late than never,” University of Georgia Cooperative Extension soils and fertility specialist Glen Harris advises Georgia farmers to take samples of the soil in their fields for analysis.
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension will present a pond management workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 1, from 6-9 p.m. at the Cherokee County Bluffs business center in Canton, Georgia. UGA Extension aquaculturist Gary Burtle will lead the class, which will cover water quality and testing, lime-treating and fertilizing a pond, weed identification and control, and population assessment and management.
Claudia Dunkley’s colleagues at the University of Georgia help the state’s poultry farmers grow chickens more efficiently. Dunkley helps them handle one of the industry’s biggest, and often underappreciated, byproducts – chicken litter.
Pesticides can be helpful in controlling insects and diseases, but there are chemicals that should be handled with care. To educate pesticide users, University of Georgia Extension has planned pesticide safety and handling classes in Albany, Savannah and Perry this February and March.
To place the certified organic seal on their produce, farmers must follow a strict list of rules. Home gardeners who want to use organic practices can take the first steps by using methods one University of Georgia expert calls “modified organics.”