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Petunias are heat tolerant annuals that require ample moisture and fertility to thrive. Several flower forms and colors are available, including fully double types. The single multiflora varieties are generally best for landscape use. CAES News
Soil for Flowers
Annual flowers can benefit greatly from soil amendments. These plants only live for one season, so gardeners have a very short window of time to get them established to produce flowers.
A fistful of rich soil from the University of Georgia's J. Phil Campbell Sr. Research and Education Center in Watkinsville, Ga. CAES News
Sustainable Agriculture Conference
UGA Extension and the Athens Land Trust are taking registrations for a Sustainable Agriculture Conference for new and beginning farmers, Oct. 3, in Watkinsville.
Crimson clover and rye grow together to form a cover crop in a research plot on the University of Georgia Mountain Research and Education Center in Blairsville, Ga. CAES News
Cover crops
With fall just around the corner, summer gardens may be looking a little anemic. Many backyard gardeners choose to let their gardens fizzle out slowly, with the first frost putting the final blow to our summer bounty. You may be daydreaming of next year’s spring garden and what you can plant to better your past efforts.
Yellow leaves on a tree in the fall of the year CAES News
Composted Leaves
Perhaps the best way to mimic nature in managed landscapes is to turn leaves into compost. When applied back to the soil, compost provides many of the benefits that are enjoyed by plants in natural environments.
George Vellidis, a professor on the University of Georgia-Tifton campus, examines a soil moisture sensor. CAES News
Optimizing irrigation use
Soil moisture sensors are an efficient tool farmers use to optimize their irrigation water use.
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Septic tank problems
Recent rains left some homeowners tackling septic tank problems. Saturated soils aren’t able to take up additional water from drainfield lines.
Augusta, Columbus and Savannah all broke their all-time December precipitation records. CAES News
Rainfall recovery
The recent abundance of rainfall may have you ready to build an ark. When it comes to the soggy soils and boggy beds in your landscape, a few tips from University of Georgia Cooperative Extension experts will help your plants recuperate.
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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Peanut research
A $15 million grant from the U.S. Agency on International Development is giving a boost in funds to international peanut research at the University of Georgia.