Published on 05/17/99

'Georgia Gardener' Zaps Fire Ants

On "The Georgia Gardener" May 20 and 22, University of Georgia entomologist Beverly Sparks will show host Walter Reeves how to control fire ants with the "Georgia Two-step." Effective control, she explains, involves two steps: first scattering a bait, then using a mound treatment.

Later, Dr. Richard Sturm, a dermatologist at The Piedmont Clinic in Atlanta, tells how to protect your skin from sun damage. And UGA entomologist Kris Braman tells about spittlebugs in lawns.

Catch "The Georgia Gardener" Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 10 a.m. on GPTV. Specifically for Georgia gardeners, the show is a production of the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and PFC Holding Company. Check it out on the Web at . Or call the show's toll-free number, 1-877-424-7697 (877-GAGROWS).

Dan Rahn is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.