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New extension agent eager to help

...things that I wanted to do when I got out of school, it just wasn't available at that time."Extension agent Charles Phillips retired in late 2009, but worked part-time for a while. The office has been without an agent for about two years...

http://newstimes.augusta.com/news/2012-09-02/new-extension-agent-eager-to-help
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Gardener poses colorful question

...thus the hydrangea's color, but needed specific information about the kind of lime and method of application.As Charles Phillips wrote in previous columns, the best gardening practice is to take a soil sample. A soil sample indicates the nutrients...

http://newstimes.augusta.com/news/2012-09-02/gardener-poses-colorful-question
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Change is a constant fact of life

...after voter approval.? Tripp Williams started as Columbia County's new extension agent, replacing the retired Charles Phillips.? Worley Pierson, 59, of Martinez, drowned Sept. 4 at a Tybee Island, Ga., beach.? Wayne Hartley, of Grovetown...

http://newstimes.augusta.com/news/2012-12-30
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Moisture encourages spittlebugs

Recent rains have been welcome, but the extra moisture can encourage growth in numbers of plant pests.

http://newstimes.augusta.com/news/2012-07-29/moisture-encourages-spittlebugs
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Diseases emerging in plants, grasses

Warm weather and watering practices can worsen problems such as powdery mildew and large patch.

http://newstimes.augusta.com/news/2012-06-03/diseases-emerging-in-plants-grasses
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Most herbs are easy to grow

Gardeners often forget about adding herbs to their landscapes, but the plants are easy to grow and beneficial.

http://newstimes.augusta.com/news/2012-06-24/most-herbs-are-easy-to-grow
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Improved drought tolerance starts before planting

Plants can best endure hot, dry weather if the soil is properly prepared before planting, and correctly watered after.

http://newstimes.augusta.com/news/2012-07-08/improved-drought-tolerance-starts-b
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Gardeners need reminders about common pests

Gardeners can plan each year on return visits from such garden pests as the Japanese beetle or sqash borer.

http://newstimes.augusta.com/news/2012-05-27/gardeners-need-reminders-about-comm
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Mites and mole crickets are emerging

Mole crickets and clover mites are starting to emerge, and homeowners could see damage to lawns and plants.

http://newstimes.augusta.com/news/2012-04-29/mites-and-mole-crickets-are-emergin
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Fungi, insects can stunt rose bushes

Fungal diseases and insect infestations are causing early damage to roses, but both can be treated.

http://newstimes.augusta.com/news/2012-05-06/fungi-insects-can-stunt-rose-bushes
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