Educational Programs

first_imgSpring gardening time is just around the corner. Georgians will be soon be reaching out to their county University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agents to ask questions, troubleshoot problems with specific insects, weeds and plant diseases, and to test their soil and water.For new farmers, sometimes a phone call, an email or an on-farm consultation just isn’t enough for them to learn what they need to know. That’s why UGA Extension offers annual “spring training” programs to give farmers an in-depth look at specific agricultural issues. Just as baseball players need to practice and refresh their skills before the start of the regular season, farmers need to hone their skills before the planting season.Farming is one of the most diverse and dynamic occupations, and it’s impossible to be an expert in every agricultural crop or animal. To help answer farmers’ questions, Extension agents never stop learning new things. If an Extension agent doesn’t know the answer to a question, that agent knows where to find an answer within the UGA Extension network. Just like farmers, UGA Extension agents attend several in-service trainings through UGA every year to stay up to date on the newest research and technology that affect the public and the agriculture industry.This spring, UGA Extension has several upcoming education programs across the state for new and experienced farmers and gardeners. Many of these programs also offer continuing education units toward license requirements for private and commercial pesticide applicators. For a detailed agenda of UGA Extension workshops offered across the state and in your local county, visit the UGA Extension calendar online at extension.uga.edu/calendar.last_img read more

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I needed more time at Arsenal, says ex-coach Emery – report

first_img“Arsenal had been on a downward slope for two years when I joined them,” Emery told France Football.“We stopped the rot and took the club to the Europa League final (where they lost 4-1 to Chelsea) and took fifth place in the Premier League,” Emery said in defence of his tenure that ended in November 2019 after a run of seven games in all competitions without a win.“That season we had qualification for the Champions League in our own hands but it all went wrong.“We lost our four captains (Laurent) Koscielny, (Petr) Cech, (Aaron) Ramsey and (Nacho) Monreal and we really missed them.“Some of our top players didn’t have the right attitude and were asking for more than they were giving.”“I needed more time to manage to transform this club, into the new Arsenal I had been hoping to build,” added Emery, currently without a club.Former Arsenal coach Unai Emery saw his side suffer a 4-1 Europa Leage final defeat by ChelseaRead Also: Bernd Leno: Arsenal can win a trophy this seasonEmery also claimed he could have succeeded at PSG had VAR been in place when his charges were Champions League last-16 victims to Barcelona.“In the home leg we did really well with top-level football (winning 4-0). But in the return we were eliminated because VAR did not yet exist. We lost (6-1) because of refereeing decisions and this was clear.” Former Arsenal boss Unai Emery says he didn’t get enough time to transform the London giants who were on a “downward slope” when he was appointed, France Football magazine reported on Monday.Advertisement Emery had 18 months at the Emirates Stadium after a two-year stint with Paris Saint-Germain and a spell which included winning three straight Europa League titles with Sevilla. Loading… FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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