Fall is apple time in north Georgia. It's the one time of year Georgians find locally grown versions of this fruit. CAES News
Enjoy Georgia-grown apples now and later
For Georgians, fall-season family time often includes trips to the mountains to see the changing leaves and buy Georgia-grown apples. If you are ever overwhelmed by the variety of apples available for sale, here are some tips from University of Georgia Cooperative Extension to help you make wise choices this apple season and select varieties that can be preserved successfully.
Pecans on the ground following Hurricane Michael in Decatur County, Georgia. CAES News
Georgia pecan growers enduring dreary harvest season
Georgia’s pecan growers will have a limited supply this year due to weather conditions that affected the quality of the pecans and Hurricane Michael’s impact, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension pecan specialist Lenny Wells.
Students in University of Georgia's Tau chapter of the national Pi Alpha Xi (PAX) horticulture honor society are selling locally grown poinsettias and will take orders until Dec. 8. CAES News
UGA horticulture students are ready to cover Athens area with poinsettias
Having trouble jumpstarting the old holiday spirit? University of Georgia horticulture students have the answer — poinsettias. And lots of them.
Christmas lights are a normal part of celebrating during the Holiday season. CAES News
Reduce your power bill this holiday season
University of Georgia scientist Craig Kvien, the creative mind behind Future Farmstead, believes that Georgia homeowners can reduce their power bill this holiday season just by being more sensitive to the amount of energy they’re using.
August 8, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension will host a tour of four northeast Georgia vineyards, focusing on the cultivation practices and grape varieties that have made Georgia's burgeoning wine industry possible. CAES News
New grape growers invited to Athens for multistate conference
With the growth and increased marketability of the state’s wine industry, Athens, Georgia, is hosting new conferences that will focus on how to create quality fruit and turn it into a palatable beverage. The Southeastern Regional New Grape Growers Conference will be held at the University of Georgia’s South Milledge Greenhouse Complex in Athens on Dec. 11.
Zhongyuan Liu, a Ph.D. candidate in agricultural economics at the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, talks to a farmer in China for a case study on land reform policies. CAES News
First-hand stories help document impact of Chinese land reform
Zhongyuan Liu, a University of Georgia doctoral candidate in agricultural economics, knows that analyzing data sets won’t give you a very clear understanding of the impact of rural land reforms in China. For that, you have to talk to farmers.
Tall Fescue Plant CAES News
UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences researchers secure over $1 million to understand how microbes help grass thrive
While many people know that the microbes in our guts are an important part of our health, many are unaware that microbes are just as important to our crops.
Andre da Silva is the new Extension vegetable specialist on the UGA Tifton campus. CAES News
Georgia's vegetable growers have a new resource in Extension specialist Andre da Silva
New University of Georgia Cooperative Extension vegetable specialist Andre da Silva will improve vegetable production in Georgia through irrigation — and fertilizer-based research on the UGA Tifton campus.
Palmer amaranth can reach heights of up to 7-10 feet. CAES News
U.S. EPA extends registration of weed killer dicamba
Georgia farmers scored what many view as a significant victory when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency extended the registration of the controversial weed killer dicamba for two years. The herbicide can be used for over-the-top weed control in cotton and soybean fields, according to Stanley Culpepper, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension weed specialist.