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.
Fortunately, Georgia is not currently under drought conditions. However, more and more people are “living green” and being conservative users of natural resources. It’s easy to conserve water by following these tips from University of Georgia Extension.
Farmers usually rush to get their crops to market to get the best price, but if stored properly, field corn held for eight to nine months brings higher prices than recently harvested corn, according to a University of Georgia expert.
Tropical storms may cause havoc for coastal homeowners, but the rainfall they bring recharges the water balance and keeps soil moist in the summer, according to University of Georgia climatologist Pam Knox. Lack of tropical storm activity in 2014 contributed to Georgia’s prolonged drought, she said.