Cotton and Peanut Research Field Day
Mark your calendars for the 2014 UGA Cotton and Peanut Research Field Day September 10 in Tifton, Ga. The field day will begin at the UGA Gibbs Farm at 8:30 a.m., and will end with lunch at the Tifton Campus Conference Center. Learn more about the field day.
Peanut crop shows potential
University of Georgia Extension’s new peanut agronomist says Georgia’s crop shows potential despite a prolonged drought. “The crop has looked good, up until the last three weeks. We’re dealing with very dry conditions, and we really, really need a rain,” said Scott Monfort, who arrived on the UGA Tifton Campus on Aug. 1. Learn more about Montfort's work.
Heat stress on dairy cattle
Georgia’s hot and humid climate presents challenges for the state's dairy farmers. A newly hired University of Georgia scientist hopes to find some solutions. Sha Tao, a dairy scientist who specializes in heat stress physiology, recently joined the UGA Department of Animal and Dairy Science on the Tifton Campus. Learn more about Tao's research.
Scientist uses peanut digger to control weeds
A Georgia scientist is using peanut harvesting equipment to organically control weeds — particularly nutsedge.
Carroll Johnson, a U.S. Department of Agriculture scientist working on the University of Georgia Tifton Campus, is studying weed control in organic farming. Read more about nutsedge control.
Southern corn rust
Southern corn rust struck Georgia's corn crop two weeks earlier this season and has spread across the Coastal Plain, says a University of Georgia plant pathologist. If not treated quickly, the annual disease can stunt plants and reduce yields. Read more about Kemerait's research.