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Poison ivy grows up a tree in Jackson, Ga. CAES News
Poison ivy grows up a tree in Jackson, Ga.
Poison Ivy
Poison ivy is one of gardeners’ most dreaded landscape weeds, and it is growing and thriving now. If you have ever experienced the red, itchy, blistery rash that comes from being in contact with this weed, then you understand gardeners’ disdain for this plant. 
Burrweed develops opposite, sparsely hairy leaves that are divided into numerous segments and small, inconspicuous flowers, in addition to the spine-tipped burrs found in the leaf axils. When treated with herbicides in January, February and March, lawn burrweed can be effectively controlled. CAES News
Burrweed develops opposite, sparsely hairy leaves that are divided into numerous segments and small, inconspicuous flowers, in addition to the spine-tipped burrs found in the leaf axils. When treated with herbicides in January, February and March, lawn burrweed can be effectively controlled.
Lawn Burrweed
Stepping on the spiny seed head of a lawn burrweed while running barefoot in the yard is a sure sign of summer. If you want to save your feet some pain, now is the time to treat your lawn, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agents.
Jim Robbins, University of Arkansas, will present on using unmanned aerial vehicles, also known as UAVs or drones, in "Drones in Production – Inventory Management and Stress Detection" at UGA Extension's Academy of Plant Production, June 12-15 in Athens, Ga. CAES News
Jim Robbins, University of Arkansas, will present on using unmanned aerial vehicles, also known as UAVs or drones, in "Drones in Production – Inventory Management and Stress Detection" at UGA Extension's Academy of Plant Production, June 12-15 in Athens, Ga.
Academy of Crop Production
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension and the Georgia Green Industry Association are inviting veteran nursery and greenhouse growers to “get nerdy” with them this summer at the inaugural Academy of Crop Production, June 12-15 at Hotel Indigo in Athens, Georgia.
Mulch added to the base of vegetable plants is an effective way to keep weeds at bay without using a pesticide. CAES News
Mulch added to the base of vegetable plants is an effective way to keep weeds at bay without using a pesticide.
Weed Control
Home gardeners often call their University of Georgia Extension office to ask which herbicides can safely be used in the garden. For all practical purposes, no herbicides can totally replace the trusty garden hoe and mulch.
The pond on the University of Georgia Westbrook Research Farm off Ellis Road in Griffin, Ga. CAES News
The pond on the University of Georgia Westbrook Research Farm off Ellis Road in Griffin, Ga.
Pond Management
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.
Screen shot of Turfgrass Management iPhone application. Developed by Patrick McCullough July 2009. CAES News
Screen shot of Turfgrass Management iPhone application. Developed by Patrick McCullough July 2009.
Lawn Care Apps
Summertime is synonymous with cooking outdoors, taking a dip in the pool and cranking up the lawn mower to begin the arduous task of caring for your home lawn. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension has made the task a little easier through a few mobile apps for Georgia homeowners and green industry professionals alike.
Using a partial research grant from Georgia DOT, University of Georgia weed scientist Patrick McCullough has designed a mobile app using DOT terminology to make the tool user-friendly for workers. “All the information they need to make the best management decisions for controlling roadside weeds and vegetation is now literally at their fingertips,” he said. CAES News
Using a partial research grant from Georgia DOT, University of Georgia weed scientist Patrick McCullough has designed a mobile app using DOT terminology to make the tool user-friendly for workers. “All the information they need to make the best management decisions for controlling roadside weeds and vegetation is now literally at their fingertips,” he said.
DOT App
In addition to building and maintaining roads, the Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT) mows grass and kills weeds that obstruct drivers’ views. A University of Georgia scientist has created an app to help DOT agronomists kill weeds quicker, using less chemicals.
Nutsedge gets picked and thrown into a cart during a demonstration of a peanut digger being used to uproot the weed at the UGA Ponder Farm in Tifton. CAES News
Nutsedge gets picked and thrown into a cart during a demonstration of a peanut digger being used to uproot the weed at the UGA Ponder Farm in Tifton.
Nutsedge Control
A Georgia scientist is using peanut harvesting equipment to organically control weeds — particularly nutsedge.
Photos of goats cleaning up the banks of Tanyard Creek near Baxter Street in Athens. Students from the UGA College of Environment and Design installed the goats as part of service-learning project. CAES News
Photos of goats cleaning up the banks of Tanyard Creek near Baxter Street in Athens. Students from the UGA College of Environment and Design installed the goats as part of service-learning project.
Atlanta Goat Course
University of Georgia Extension agents of Fulton County will host a six-week Master Goat Farmer Certification course Aug. 5 through Sept. 13.
Squash vine borer larva inside squash vine. CAES News
Squash vine borer larva inside squash vine.
Modified Organics
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.”