Monthly Archives: November 2015

Eddie’s Corner: Time To Be Thankful

By Eddie Ayers, County Extension Agent, November 15, 2015

ThanksgivingAs we enter into the last part of the year and the beginning of the traditional holiday season, remember the farmer when you take part in your celebrations. As you are probably aware, the first Thanksgiving celebration took place because the Native American’s had helped the colonist learn how to improve their crop. The colonists were barely making enough food to live on, but with the help of the Native American’s, the harvest was a bountiful one. The colonists chose a feast to show their appreciation to them for their help.  Continue reading

Eddie’s Corner: Fescue Toxicosis

By Eddie Ayers, County Extension Agent, November 7, 2105

FescueAs cooler weather is coming into Georgia, the UGA Beef Team and UGA Extension Beef Specialist Dr. Lawton Stewart would like to alert cattlemen to be on the lookout for cattle suffering from a condition known as fescue toxicosis. This condition will show up as fall calving cows that are having premature and/or light calves and/or producing little or no milk (agalactia.)  Continue reading

Eddie’s Corner: Choosing Holiday Plants and Planters

By Eddie Ayers, County Extension Agent, November 1, 2015

PoinsettaHouse plants make great holiday gifts, but you should be careful to make sure the gift plant is healthy and in the right planter. Otherwise, that cheery Christmas cactus or festive fern can turn into a pot full of heartache by mid-January. I talked with Bodie Pennisi, Horticulturist-Floriculture, and researcher on the University of Georgia’s Griffin campus, about buying house plants for Christmas and she recommends giving each plant a good check-up before buying it as a gift so let’s take a look at what that means you should be looking for.  Continue reading