Monthly Archives: September 2015

Eddie’s Corner: Storing Fall Vegetables

By Eddie Ayers, County Extension Agent, September 29, 2015

SquashCertain fall season vegetable crops will be harvested in the next several weeks, but if they are not handled and stored properly, they will not keep as they should.  Continue reading

Eddie’s Corner: Japanese Stiltgrass Invades Lawns

By Eddie Ayers, County Extension Agent, September 25, 2015

Japanese StiltgrassI have been getting a lot of calls about a weed that is taking over the county. I too have seen the weed and it seems to be everywhere in Gilmer County. The weed is called Japanese stiltgrass, also known as annual jewgrass.

It’s commonly found in shady, moist areas and it spreads rapidly in woodlands as well as shaded landscapes and low-maintenance turf throughout the southeastern U.S.  Continue reading

Eddie’s Corner: The Do’s and Don’ts of Wildlife Food Plots

By Eddie Ayers, County Extension Agent, September 20, 2015

Wildlife food plots are a great way to enhance the quality and number of animals on your property. Many people plant food plots just to increase their chances of viewing wildlife on their property. No matter the reason, establishing a food plot is relatively easy, but like anything that is worth doing make sure you’ve your homework before beginning.  Continue reading