Caring for tomato plants can be hard work, but the taste of that first vine-ripened red tomato makes it all worthwhile. Seeing insects like hornworms and aphids devour the fruits of their labor can make home gardeners see red. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agent Paul Pugliese offers tips for keeping the pests away.
Outbreaks of listeria monocytogenes are commonly linked to deli meats, hot dogs and soft cheeses made with unpasteurized milk. Recent deaths and illnesses in the U.S. have added fresh cantaloupes from Colorado to that list.
Beginning gardeners now have a reason to hone their green thumbs. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agents in metro Atlanta will hold Garden to Table classes throughout the spring and summer to introduce Georgians to the joys and challenges of growing their own food.