The WEST GEORGIA GREEN ASSOCIATION is dedicated to

promoting the professional and ethical business practices of our members; developing public awareness of the value of the professional landscape industries and the environment; and education and networking.

 


 


November 17, 2016
GA EPD declares Level 2 drought in 52 counties and
Level 1 in 58 additional.

Full info here


SMELL SMOKE?

Check out the NOAA map here
and the EPA map here


MOSQUITO SAFETY

CDC/NIOSH
RECOMMENDATIONS
here

Zika Update here

Info from RISE here


CANR issues an alert for
Crapemyrtle Bark Scale
... a relatively new insect on crapemyrtles (Lagerstroemia) across the Southeast. The insect, which is from Asia, was first noticed in a north Dallas, Texas, suburb in 2004. By 2014, the insect had been reported in nine states.
(including TX, MS, TN)

more info here


Boxwood Blight FOUND IN GA
(Cylindrocladium buxicola = Cylindrocladium pseudonaviculatum)

Read UGACES Disease Alert here
29 June 2014


Before you install boxwoods, check out the results of NCStateCES research (2012) on which varieties are least (B. microphylla var. japonica ‘Green Beauty’) and most (B. sempervirens ‘Suffruticosa’) susceptible.
More info here


 


West Georgia Beekeepers meet
4th Monday of each month
6:30pm
Douglas Co. Extension Office
6279 Fairburn Rd


Tree Talks from GUFC

*Hot Off the Press*

Fall, 2016 Issue here

Summer, 2016 issue here

Spring, 2016 issue here

Winter, 2016 issue here

Fall, 2015 issue here

Summer, 2015 issue here

Spring, 2015 issue here

Winter, 2015 issue here

Fall, 2014 issue here

Spring, 2014 issue here

SHADE
GUFC magazine


2016 issue now available


2015 issue available here

2014 issue here


Urban Forests
Improve the Quality of Life



Plant Classic City Award Winners
and dazzle your clients this year!

just announced!
2014 UGA CLASSIC CITY AWARDS


2014 Georgia Gold Medal Plants
plant a winner!


USDA/NRCS
ONLINE SOIL SURVEY
free, detailed soil info
down to lot!


NEW UGA REPORT
Economic Contribution of Turfgrass Production,
Ornamental Horticulture, Landscape Services, and
Related Industry in the Georgia Economy,
2010
read it here


Proud WGGA Sponsor



WGGA on YouTube!

Freedom Island Renovation
courtesy DouglasvilleCITITV


Community Supported Agriculture
LOCAL FARMS
FRESH PRODUCE
CHOCOLATE
JAMS&JELLIES
MORE&MORE&MORE
fine one near you here!


The Benefits of Human-Plant Interaction
written for AIB, Dr. Hall of Texas A&M discusses how plants benefit us emotionally and economically



WGGA is a proud member of the Douglas County Chamber of Commerce


Please contact any Board member or send us an e-mail with your suggestions for the association or this website!


WGGA MEETING
December 15, 2016,
5:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M
Hunter Park, Ike Owens Ommunity Center
8830 Gurley Rd., Douglasville 30134

Fruit Tree Pruning
Bob Westerfield, UGA Extension

Catering: Fred's Bar B Que

Sponsor: Accent Nursery and Landscaping
Larry and Angela Taylor

Please RSVP by 12/8/2016 at 12:00 pm to westgeorgiagreen@gmail.com
One credit hour category 24 and one ISA credit applied for


WGGA WORK DAY
MILITARY HONOR GARDEN
HUNTER PARK, DOUGLASVILLE
Friday. December 9

Morning Shift ……... 9:00 A.M. 12:00 Noon
Lunch ………………12:00 Noon - 1:00 P.M.
Afternoon shift .....… 1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M
.

Keep Douglasville Beautiful is proud to introduce the Douglasville Military Honor Garden. Created as a place to celebrate the honor and courage that members of the Douglasville community have made in the service of our country, the Military Honor Garden will welcome visitors to a place of beauty and who wish to pay tribute to the brave military men, women, and families who sacrifice for our freedoms.

The garden has been conceived as a beautiful public space, built with the support of citizens, service organizations, and businesses in our community for the benefit of the community. Memorial trees, garden spaces, markers, and benches will be placed throughout the garden to create a vibrant, social space to enjoy and inspire.

More info here

Please contact me if you will be participating!
Thank You!
~Kevin


EDGE EXPO
Thursday, December 8

Gwinnett Center

Spomdored by UAG
Pesticide Credits and CEUs
Pesticide applicator test prep training
GCLP test review
BELGARD UNIVERSITY-free hardscape design and installation training
Full info and registration here


GA EPD Declares a Level 1 Drought Response
to Increase Awareness of Water Conservation

more info and latest updates at


***U.S. Dept. of Labor***
Wages & Hours Division
Final Rule May 2016 - Overtime

UAC Summery here
DoL release here


Informative (and timely) article about Politics in the Workplace from Greenhouse Management Magazine here


Got 45 minutes?
checkout UGA Urban Ag webinars
current schedule below, but there is a complete archive available
click the schedule for more info


Fire Ant Control

Recorded webinar (March, 2015) from extension.org (national) here.
Thorough discussion of behavior and biology and use of baits and contact kill insecticides. Runs about 60 minutes.


Stay DPS Compliant

How Turf and Ornamental Businesses Operating Commercial Trucks Can Comply with Georgia Department of Public Safety Commercial Motor Vehicle Regulations: a Q & A Approach
Dr. Mickey Taylor, Associate PSEP Coordinator, UGA Dept. of Entomology Extension

Summary available here


Classic City Awards
from UGA Trial Gardens

The Classic City awards are based on garden performance over the entire season in the Gardens at UGA, where spring is glorious, and summers are hot, often dry, and rather miserable.

from The UGA Trial Garden's Blog
see what's selected as the best of the best


Georgia Forestry Commission recently held three workshops in Gainesville, Marietta and Mansfield to help communities develop a personalized Community Forest Storm Mitigation Plan that focuses specifically on trees and ways to avoid or mitigate the damage they cause during a storm or other catastrophic event. Community Forest Storm Mitigation plans serve as a guide for assessing current storm readiness, for creating a summary of your community's current forest management program and as a storm mitigation checklist. Presentations from the workshops are available and Georgia Forestry Commission staff are available to assist your community.

A Community Forest Storm Mitigation PlanningWorkbook and Template are available here

PowerPoint presentations are available here.


eLearn Urban Forestry
The Office of the Southern Regional Extension Forester, the USDA FS Region 8--Urban and Community Forestry Program along with the Southern Group of State Foresters have partnered to design, develop and implement a state-of-the-art online, distance-learning program geared specifically toward beginning urban foresters and those allied professionals working in and around urban and urbanizing landscapes

To access the modules for International Society of Arboriculture and Society of American Foresters credit, please visit cfegroup.org.
To access the modules for free, please visit elearn.sref.info.
To access the modules for volunteer credit or a certificate of completion, visit campus.extension.org and look for the eLearn Urban Forestry--Citizen Forester course.
For more specific information, please contact Sarah Ashton, Educational Program Coordinator, Southern Regional Extension Forestry at sashton@sref.info.


Thank you to the following WGGA Members for your help on
the 2011 Freedom Island project!
McPlants, Douglasville Ace Hardware, Alternative Environments, Wynn's Intensive Lawn Care, Black Rock Landscaping, Keen Edge Lawn Care, Douglas County Extension Office, Accent Nursery & Landscaping, Chip's Lawn Care, Hydro Irrigation, John Deere Landscapes, NGTurf, Triple Creek Flower Farm, Well Done Lawn & Landscaping, Mood Swings

Watch the vid!

Get the landscape plan right here


Your donation of professional time, equipment, and material is greatly appreciated.

Thank you for your support!
Craig McManus-Chan Weeks-Kevin Livingston


Wanna be famous?

Write an article for the WGGA website!
Preferably something educational - how you solved a problem that might be seen by another member, or something unusual you tried and what happened (failures are as educational as successes!) - or hints for homeowners (how to prune, different turfgrasses, what's a weed) - or something interesting - or something intriguing - or funny - or -

You and your company will be given full credit and we'll show your logo and phone number very large.
Right here on the first page!

Please e-mail them here.
Photos are good.
(Please identify any people and give a date and city location.)

Please note all will be reviewed before publication and may be edited.


 

 

Find a pro!
WGGA members are listed here



Proud sponsor of WGGA

 


Latest Research Findings from

Diagnosing Nutrient Deficiencies
in Ornamental Plants

By Dr. Geoffrey C. Denny, Assistant Extension Professor, and Dr. Karl K. Crouse, Associate Extension
Professor, Plant and Soil Sciences Department.(MSU)

Relative Effectiveness of Various Chemicals for Disease Control in Woody Ornamentals
by Extension Plant Pathologists Kelly Ivors (NCSU), Jean Williams-Woodward (UGA), and Alan Windham (UTenn)



NEW UGA PUBLICATION

Management of Insect Pests in and Around the Home
FREE PDF HERE

 


UGA Publications of Interest
(courtesy Willie O. Chance, UGA-UrbanAg)

Weed Control in Liriope & Mondo

Controlling Poison Ivy in the Landscape

Winter Protection of Ornamental Plants
(what not to do late Summer/early Fall)

Uso de Herbicidas de Preemergencia para Digitaria y Otras Malezas Anuales de Verano

Control de Poa annua en Céspedes Comerciales no Residenciales de Georgia


Recent UGA CES publications


Soil Preparation and Planting Procedures for Ornamental Plants in the Landscape
available here

offers a wide variety of professionally targeted, as well as homeowner interest, publications. Some are free, some have a small cost. All are written by UGA Cooperative Extension and CAES or FCS research faculty and all are full of the latest scientific info on many topics of interest to green pros. More info is right here.


 

A guide to native wildflowers, ferns, shrubs, trees and vines for gardens in the State of Georgia

By Douglasvillian (?)
Betty Benson
more info here


Africanized Honey Bee
Now in Georgia!


(photo Utah CES)
UGA CES info here
Run, don't swat.
Be safe, but remember honeybees pollinate about 30% of our food!
Don't harm the good ones!


Bulldog Bytes
Disposing of Pesticides
right here


Great info from Mary Carol Sheffield, CES, on garden and lawn diseases
right here


Trees Eat Pollution Better Than Expected
research from the National Center for Atmospheric Research
published in the Oct. 21, 2010 issue of Science Express
summary here

 
 
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