UGA Extension Pike County

This is the official page for UGA Pike County Extension where we will share news and events.

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07/29/2021

Be sure you are on the right path to controlling fall armyworms. If they marched across your pastures and hayfields this year, start forming a management plan for next year to prevent damage.

Be sure you are on the right path to controlling fall armyworms. If they marched across your pastures and hayfields this year, start forming a management plan for next year to prevent damage.

UGA students gain firsthand experience in vineyard management and winemaking 07/28/2021

UGA students gain firsthand experience in vineyard management and winemaking

Check this out! We cannot wait to welcome our 2021-2022 intern to the Pike County Extension team!

UGA students gain firsthand experience in vineyard management and winemaking When students begin seeking internships, they look forward to gaining firsthand experience in their chosen fields of interest and seek opportunities that will help further their education and develop future job skills. Some may get stuck making coffee, sorting files or answering phones, but for thre...

Burgeoning h**p industry faces growing pains 07/27/2021

Burgeoning h**p industry faces growing pains

Research aims to aid h**p producers and enlighten them about potential seed quality problems.

Burgeoning h**p industry faces growing pains When you buy something at the store, you have a pretty good idea of what you’re getting no matter where you buy it — a Coke is a Coke, Oreos are Oreos — and whether you buy them in Atlanta or Seattle doesn’t really change what you get. Farmers are in a similar position when they choose what ...

07/26/2021

More awesome opportunities coming to Pike County! Join our Adopt-A-Stream monitoring efforts by becoming certified in bacterial sampling during this free program!

More awesome opportunities coming to Pike County! Join our Adopt-A-Stream monitoring efforts by becoming certified in bacterial sampling during this free program!

07/23/2021

🐎We have EXCITING NEWS four our horse lovin' 4-Her's‼‼ Pike County is going to be part of the Ocmulgee Region 4-H Horse Club, the FIRST Multi-County 4-H Horse Club in GA!

🐎Membership is open to 4-H'ers in 4th-12th grade in ANY county! Dues are $50.

🐎It is NOT a requirement that members have their own horse, pony or mule! If a youth does have their own horse there will be a several opportunities for riding activities.

🐎August 20, 2021 is the deadline to register. To sign up visit: https://ugeorgia.ca1.qualtrics.com/.../SV_0AQYoCymcpH6bXM

🐎We have EXCITING NEWS four our horse lovin' 4-Her's‼‼ Pike County is going to be part of the Ocmulgee Region 4-H Horse Club, the FIRST Multi-County 4-H Horse Club in GA!

🐎Membership is open to 4-H'ers in 4th-12th grade in ANY county! Dues are $50.

🐎It is NOT a requirement that members have their own horse, pony or mule! If a youth does have their own horse there will be a several opportunities for riding activities.

🐎August 20, 2021 is the deadline to register. To sign up visit: https://ugeorgia.ca1.qualtrics.com/.../SV_0AQYoCymcpH6bXM

Disinfecting Your Well Water: Shock Chlorination | UGA Cooperative Extension 07/19/2021

Disinfecting Your Well Water: Shock Chlorination | UGA Cooperative Extension

You have tested your well water, and it has come back positive for coliform. Now what? It's time to shock chlorinate your well!

Disinfecting Your Well Water: Shock Chlorination | UGA Cooperative Extension Shock chlorination is the process by which home water systems such as wells, springs, and cisterns are disinfected using household liquid bleach (or chlorine). Shock chlorination is the most widely recommended means of treating bacterial contamination in home water systems. This publication contains...

Managing common summer pests around the yard and home 07/17/2021

Managing common summer pests around the yard and home

Don't worry! You aren't alone in the fight against summer pests!

Managing common summer pests around the yard and home 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.

Georgia's First Flock gets new home designed by 4-H, FFA students 07/16/2021

Georgia's First Flock gets new home designed by 4-H, FFA students

The First Flock has it made! Check out this great story about chickens at the Governor's Mansion in Atlanta.

Georgia's First Flock gets new home designed by 4-H, FFA students Thanks to a prize-winning chicken coop design by 4-H and FFA students from Warren County, Georgia’s newly established First Flock now has a stately home on the 18-acre grounds of Governor’s Mansion in Atlanta.

Meriwether County Agriculture & Natural Resources Educator 07/15/2021

Meriwether County Agriculture & Natural Resources Educator

UGA Extension in Meriwether County is hiring an ANR Educator!

To view the job, click on the link below or go to:
https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/203346

Meriwether County Agriculture & Natural Resources Educator The Agricultural and Natural Resources (ANR) Educator position is an exempt professional staff role within UGA Cooperative Extension responsible for managing the many ANR resources offered by a county office. A high level of independent judgment is expected to effectively carry out the essential dut...

New exhibit at Georgia Capitol Museum celebrates agriculture 07/13/2021

New exhibit at Georgia Capitol Museum celebrates agriculture

How cool is this?!

New exhibit at Georgia Capitol Museum celebrates agriculture Under the golden dome of the Georgia State Capitol, a new exhibit in the Georgia Capitol Museum shines a spotlight on agriculture in Georgia. The exhibit is designed to educate visitors on the importance of the state’s No. 1 industry.

UGA professor earns award from American Phytopathological Society 07/12/2021

UGA professor earns award from American Phytopathological Society

Dr. Martinez is one of the many specialists that serve the state and incredibly deserving of recognition for his work! Congratulations, Dr. Martinez!

UGA professor earns award from American Phytopathological Society It is said that if you find a job you love, you will never work a day in your life. For Alfredo Martinez-Espinoza, this has come true through his work as a plant pathologist with University of Georgia Cooperative Extension. His passion and hard work have been recognized with the American Phytopathol...

Animal Disease Biosecurity Coordinated Agricultural Project | Animal Disease Biosecurity Coordinated Agricultural Project 07/08/2021

Animal Disease Biosecurity Coordinated Agricultural Project | Animal Disease Biosecurity Coordinated Agricultural Project

Learned about this incredible program today at NACAA’s virtual AM/PIC. It has great applications for educating numerous audiences including some grab and go youth lessons!

Animal Disease Biosecurity Coordinated Agricultural Project | Animal Disease Biosecurity Coordinated Agricultural Project Learn about the Animal Disease Biosecurity Coordinated Agricultural Project research to help farms adopt practices that reduce livestock pest and diseases.

Organic agriculture research gaining traction in Georgia 07/07/2021

Organic agriculture research gaining traction in Georgia

Check this out!

Organic agriculture research gaining traction in Georgia The hot, humid climate in the Southeast lends itself to nearly year-round insect, w**d and disease pressure, and growing is especially tough if you’re an organic farmer.

Make Every Drop Count: Xeriscape - Seven Steps to a Water-Wise Landscape | UGA Cooperative Extension 07/05/2021

Make Every Drop Count: Xeriscape - Seven Steps to a Water-Wise Landscape | UGA Cooperative Extension

Make sure every drop counts by following these easy steps to a water-wise landscape!

Make Every Drop Count: Xeriscape - Seven Steps to a Water-Wise Landscape | UGA Cooperative Extension A landscape designed, installed and managed according to Xeriscaping's seven steps uses up to 50% less water than a traditional landscape. And, a well-designed water-wise is just as attractive as a traditional landscape.

07/04/2021

Happy Independence Day! 🇺🇸

Pike County Extension will be closed on Monday in observance of the holiday weekend. We will resume normal office hours on Tuesday. Have a safe and wonderful 4th!

Happy Independence Day! 🇺🇸

Pike County Extension will be closed on Monday in observance of the holiday weekend. We will resume normal office hours on Tuesday. Have a safe and wonderful 4th!

07/02/2021

*Bee* sure to register and join us on July 21st to take home your very own native bee hotel!

*Bee* sure to register and join us on July 21st to take home your very own native bee hotel!

Photos from UGA Extension Pike County's post 07/01/2021

The 2021 Georgia 4-H State Horse Show, hosted by Georgia 4-H was at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter in Perry, Ga. Overall, 157 youth participated in the competition. Through the Georgia 4-H Horse Program, youth learn life skills including leadership, teamwork and problem-solving. In addition, they develop character traits of responsibility, discipline and respect.

The State Horse Show provides the opportunity for youth to ride in five different disciplines as well as participate in a written quiz on horsemanship and 4-H knowledge. Overall, there were 89 classes in five divisions including ranch horse, stock seat, gaited/saddle seat, hunt seat and contest. In addition to the riding events, participants could choose to compete in horse method demonstrations, team demonstrations, public speaking, art and essay contests. All classes were judged by experienced equestrians and other experts. From this event, 70 Georgia 4-H youth will qualify to represent Georgia at the Southern Regional Horse Championships along with 4-H’ers from Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas in Perry, Ga on July 28-August 1, 2021.

Scholarships, ribbons and special prizes for the show were donated by event sponsors: The Georgia Agricultural Commodity Commission for Equine, the Horseman’s Quarter Horse Association, Godfrey’s Feed and Stoney Fork Products. The High Point Senior Discipline winners will earn a $500 scholarship as well as Georgia Master 4-H’er status and be honored at Georgia State 4-H Congress in July in Atlanta, Ga. The Reserve High Point Senior Discipline winners will receive a $300 scholarship.

“Pike County was well-represented by four 4-Hers who showed in three of the five divisions offered at the show. The competition was tough, but two of our riders placed and earned honors while in Perry. I am so proud of this group and look forward to growing the 4-H Horse Program so we can take even more riders to the state show next year,” stated Brooklyne Wassel, Pike County Extension Agent.

🍀 Misty Loggins earned a fourth place ribbon in the Ranch Horse Division with West Side Slide aka Serena.

🍀 Gianna Gayhart earned two Honorable Mentions in the Hunt Seat Division, second place in Stock Seat and placed ninth in the overall Stock Seat Cloverleaf Division all with Mr. Principles Skip aka Skippy.

Conserving Water in the Vegetable Garden | UGA Cooperative Extension 06/30/2021

Conserving Water in the Vegetable Garden | UGA Cooperative Extension

Does this heat have your vegetable garden a little extra thirsty? Be sure you are conserving water by following these practices.

Conserving Water in the Vegetable Garden | UGA Cooperative Extension All vegetables, especially tomatoes, like an even supply of water throughout the growing season, and will often develop problems if their water supply fluctuates. If watering restrictions or bans are imposed, water conservation becomes a critical issue.

Photos from UGA Extension Pike County's post 06/29/2021

UGA Extension Pike and Spalding Counties hosted the inaugural Citizen Science Academy on June 23, 2021 at the UGA Griffin Research and Education Garden. The event sought to teach educators and those passionate about science about the incredible citizen science projects that are offered locally, state-wide, and nationally. The program featured classroom sessions which introduced different projects in the morning: CoCoRaHS, invasive monitoring, pollinators, and Adopt-A-Stream. Participants were able to choose a project to explore in depth for the second half of the day. Ten participants choose between: Invasive species monitoring, Great Georgia Pollinator Census, and Georgia Adopt-A-Stream. Participants scouted and reported invasive species on grounds with Spalding County Agent Philip Hensley, practiced counting pollinators and building native bee hotels with Georgia School Garden Coordinator Becky Griffin, and became certified in chemical monitoring with Georgia Adopt-A-Stream trainer Alexa Robinson. The program hopes to continue on an annual basis as a way to inspire citizen science and its community involvement.

Stop, read, apply: pesticide safety for homeowners 06/28/2021

Stop, read, apply: pesticide safety for homeowners

Because safety is always timely!

Stop, read, apply: pesticide safety for homeowners As we head into summer, we start to see problems with w**ds, 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 tha...

Home Garden Watermelon | UGA Cooperative Extension 06/25/2021

Home Garden Watermelon | UGA Cooperative Extension

Nothing says summer quite like a watermelon! Are you setting up your garden for success with these beauties?

Home Garden Watermelon | UGA Cooperative Extension This publication discusses growing watermelon in the home garden, including transplanting, starting seeds, soil preparation, culture and fertilization, harvesting, storage and use, and problems. It also includes a list of recommended varieties for Georgia.

Keep your lawn disease-free with these tips from UGA Extension 06/22/2021

Keep your lawn disease-free with these tips from UGA Extension

There's no need to be envious of your neighbor's lawn. You can have that beautiful green carpet as well!

Keep your lawn disease-free with these tips from UGA Extension As warm-season turfgrasses continue to green up, diseases are rearing their ugly heads. The main culprit this time of year is a fungus, Rhizoctonia solani, that causes large patch disease in lawns. Large patch can infect all warm-season turfgrasses, but centipede, St. Augustine, and zoysia are parti...

Too much love can ruin the chances of growing perfect summer tomatoes 06/21/2021

Too much love can ruin the chances of growing perfect summer tomatoes

Too much of a good thing? Make sure you aren't loving your home garden tomatoes to death by following these tips.

Too much love can ruin the chances of growing perfect summer tomatoes During the summer growing season, the love many have for a homegrown tomato approaches obsession. In fact, some people love tomatoes so much that they struggle to grow them — because they give their plants too much care.

06/21/2021

Thank you to ALL the dads and father figures that help make the world a better place by simply being in it! We appreciate everything you do!! 🍀💚

Thank you to ALL the dads and father figures that help make the world a better place by simply being in it! We appreciate everything you do!! 🍀💚

Graduate students make pilgrimage to view Brood X emergence 06/20/2021

Graduate students make pilgrimage to view Brood X emergence

Did you hear that?! Cicadas...

Graduate students make pilgrimage to view Brood X emergence Standing in the Chattahoochee National Forest recording the song of the Brood X periodical cicadas on her smartphone, Julia Berliner realized in that moment that the last time the insects emerged from forest soil, her phone did not exist.

Using Cover Crops in the Home Garden | UGA Cooperative Extension 06/17/2021

Using Cover Crops in the Home Garden | UGA Cooperative Extension

We aren't wishing away time, it's never too early to start planning for cover crops in the garden.

Using Cover Crops in the Home Garden | UGA Cooperative Extension Cover crops can be an important component to any home garden. They are used for various reasons, including building the soil, controlling soil erosion, and limiting the initiation and spread of certain diseases and insects in the soil. This publication is designed for homeowner and Master Gardener a...

Protecting Georgia's Surface Water Resources | UGA Cooperative Extension 06/16/2021

Protecting Georgia's Surface Water Resources | UGA Cooperative Extension

What is a watershed? How is all of this water connected? This publication has it all! After this wets your whistle, be sure to join us for more in depth water discussions with Georgia Adopt-A-Stream.

Protecting Georgia's Surface Water Resources | UGA Cooperative Extension Since only a small amount of water is available for human use, this publication was written to provide a broad-based discussion of how to protect our surface water resources.

UGA Extension recommends water-wise irrigation methods for the home landscape 06/07/2021

UGA Extension recommends water-wise irrigation methods for the home landscape

Now that we are finally enjoying some rain, it makes you really appreciate a water-wise landscape. How do you achieve a yard that is truly water-wise? Check out this article!

UGA Extension recommends water-wise irrigation methods for the home landscape You might be reaching for the watering can here in Georgia, considering recent hot and dry conditions over most of the state. And with World Environment Day coming up on June 5, home gardeners are considering what they can do to sustainably irrigate their plants and sustain soil moisture. There are....

1000th Certified Master Beekeeper and Counting | Integrated Pest Management 06/04/2021

1000th Certified Master Beekeeper and Counting | Integrated Pest Management

This is an incredible program that we are proud to support! If you are interested in learning more about the Master Beekeeper certification, please feel free to contact us.

1000th Certified Master Beekeeper and Counting | Integrated Pest Management 1000th Certified Master Beekeeper and Counting Jun 3, 2021 Written By: Emily CabreraExperts/Sources: Dr. Keith Delaplane, University of Georgia professor, Cindy Hodges, Master Craftsman Beekeeper, Moreen Rebeira, Certified Beekeeper Participants in the Master Beekeeper Program at the Young Harris Be...

Tick-borne bobcat fever poses serious threat to domestic cats 06/03/2021

Tick-borne bobcat fever poses serious threat to domestic cats

Help keep your cats safe from tick-borne diseases.

Tick-borne bobcat fever poses serious threat to domestic cats Experts at the University of Georgia are urging cat owners across the state to proactively protect their pets as cases of cytauxzoonosis, or bobcat fever, an often fatal tick-borne disease, are spiking in middle Georgia.

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