September has arrived, which means that Fall is almost here. Perhaps you’ve noticed a bit of fall color already beginning to pop up among the trees around Northwest Georgia. Keith Mickler, UGA Extension Agent for Floyd County, anticipates that fall colors will really begin to emerge around the beginning of October. The color change, he adds, is triggered largely by day length.
Mickler adds that the first frost of the year usually occurs in our area around the last week of October to first week of November. The final frost is usually around mid-April.
Farmers and gardeners are urged to reach out to Mickler with any agricultural questions at (706) 295-6210. The UGA Extension office also offers a soil test to determine your soil’s nutrient status; the cost is $9.