Extension agent talks weed management with Kiwanians

by | April 11, 2019 4:45 pm

During the Swainsboro Kiwanis Club’s meeting on April 2, Emanuel County extension agent Savannah Tanner joined members and talked to them about weed management.

According to Tanner, a weed is loosely defined as any plant growing somewhere it shouldn’t. There are more than 5,300 weed species in the United States. More than 20 of those species are problematic in the Emanuel County area.

Tanner provided a few suggestions for managing the pesky plants. When pulling weeds, the entirety of the weed should be removed from the ground and discarded in a garbage can or burned. Mulch, Tanner said, comes in various forms such as pine straw, rock, and gravel. Each form of mulch should be used in a specific situation. Lastly, she talked about the many chemicals used by professional landscapers are approximately three to four times more potent than chemicals used by ordinary gardeners, thus the professional application of chemicals will have a greater effect on weed eradication.

Tanner was hosted by Joe Ware.

In other news, Judge Jim Daughtry fined both Tammy Allen and Chip Durden. Chair Frank Patrick reminded his fellow Kiwanians about Pre-K Fun Day on April 26.

President Cheryl Goodman presided. Twenty-two members attended.

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