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A vegetable field in Tift County is fumigated in preparation for planting. CAES News
Fumigation workshops
The Environmental Protection Agency has issued new regulations for on-farm soil fumigation.
Brilliant pink flowers separate the bedding plant variety of clover from its lawn-weed cousin. CAES News
Feed garden now for spring
For those who enjoy gardening year round, winter vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and an assortment of greens may already be in place of their summer garden. I like fall gardening because the temperatures are usually mild and disease and insects are normally less troubling. But for those who are ready for a little break from the vegetable garden, there are a few things you should do before you put your summer garden to bed.
Soil moisture conditions in the southern half of the state are generally at the fifth percentile, meaning the soils at the end of May would be wetter 95 out of 100 years. CAES News
Mild drought
Georgia has remained free of drought for more than a year. But drought conditions have returned to north-central, west-central and southwest Georgia.
A redbud tree (cercis spp.) blooms during springtime on the UGA Griffin Campus CAES News
Spring start
Spring across most of Georgia started cooler and drier than normal, forcing flowering plants and trees to bud a week to two weeks later than usual.
Organic alternatives
There is nothing quite like the taste and freshness of homegrown vegetables. While growing them in the South can be a challenge – thanks to weeds, disease and insects – many of us prefer a more simplistic, environmentally-friendly approach to growing our veggies.