University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Agent Frank Watson discusses the proper way to dispose of excess chemicals.
Published on 01/17/12
Dispose of excess and old chemicals safely
By Frank M. Watson for CAES News
Rainy weather brings leaf spot disease Posted on 09/20/21 by Paul Pugliese
Excessive rain signals another a bad year for leaf spot diseases on landscape trees and shrubs. The leaf spotting that affects pear trees, including both edible pears and ornamental Bradford types, is caused by a fungal disease known as Entomosporium leaf spot. This disease also affects related shrubs such as Indian hawthorn and red tip photinia.
Don’t be bugged by insects seeing the light Posted on 09/15/21 by Paul Pugliese
Late summer is a good time to observe many types of insects buzzing around homes and gardens. As we approach fall, the local populations of many types of insects begin to reach their peak.
Cold crops: summer’s end calls for winter gardening prep Posted on 08/12/21 by Bob Westerfield
The end of summer into early fall tends to be the hottest time of the year in the state of Georgia. Many of us are about tired of laboring in our summer gardens, and the heat, humidity, and disease and insect pressure have certainly taken their toll on our summer crops. However, for those of us who still have the gardening itch, the last weeks of summer are the ideal time to prepare your garden for winter vegetables.
Managing common summer pests around the yard and home Posted on 07/14/21 by Alicia Holloway
As a University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agent, I see a lot of insects. People leave jars of them on my desk, send me photos or call me out to their gardens to identify them and give control recommendations.
Learn to safely manage mosquitoes this National Mosquito Control Awareness Week Posted on 06/24/21 by James Murphy
With summer and the first tropical storm of the season arriving simultaneously this year, we're getting warm, wet weather at a time when more folks are spending time outside. This combination is sure to signal a rise in mosquito interactions, making it a perfect time to think about mosquito control around your home and community.
Stop, read, apply: pesticide safety for homeowners Posted on 06/22/21 by James Morgan
As we head into summer, we start to see problems with weeds, diseases and insects in the landscape and around vegetable gardens. Some of these pest problems can be solved without the use of chemicals, but if the pest population reaches damaging levels, using pesticides may be warranted. Remember that using pesticides is safe and legal but requires reading and following label directions in their entirety.