Some farms experienced close to 90 percent loss of their vegetable crops last week when Hurricane Michael tore through southwestern Georgia. 
In this Grady County field, the wind lodged plants and defoliated them, exposing the peppers to sun damage. CAES News
Michael deals $480 million blow to Georgia's vegetable farmers
With the state’s late summer and fall vegetable crop close to harvest, Georgia vegetable farmers estimate more than $480 million in losses from Hurricane Michael.
Hurricane Michael's strong winds uprooted pecan trees in Tift County. CAES News
Hurricane Michael leaves mark on Georgia's pecan industry
Georgia’s pecan industry was forever changed by Hurricane Michael’s path of destruction through the southwest part of the state on Oct. 10-11, according to Lenny Wells, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension pecan specialist.
UGA President Jere Morehead is pictured with CAES Ambassadors during the first day of the Sunbelt Agricultural Expo in Moultrie, Georgia. CAES News
Farmers, leaders, UGA president gather for Sunbelt Expo, discuss hurricane's impact
The Sunbelt Agricultural Expo opened its doors Tuesday, with agricultural experts, farmers, state and local leaders, and University of Georgia President Jere W. Morehead in attendance.
A Joro spider found in Hoschton, Georgia in 2018. CAES News
New spiders in north Georgia are hard to miss but pose no threat
If northeast Georgia yards seem a little extra spooky this Halloween season, there’s a good reason. They may have a little extra help from a new neighbor who is really into those cobweb decorations. 
Georgia's Southern Piedmont grape farmers are finding success with hybrid varieties  popularized in Texas wine country, like these Lenoir grapes grown in Haralson County. CAES News
UGA plant pathologist cautions Georgia grape growers against fungicide resistance to downy mildew
Fungicide resistance to downy mildew disease is a growing concern for Georgia grape producers. University of Georgia Extension Fruit Disease Specialist Phil Brannen advises growers to modify their fungicide applications to combat the increasing resistance.
Winds from Tropical Storm Irma uprooted a tree on the lawn of the United Bank in Griffin, Georgia. CAES News
UGA Extension advises harvest decisions amidst looming hurricane
Hurricanes, tropical storms and severe rainfall events are commonly seen among states in the Southeast U.S. These natural events most often occur during summer or early fall and may cause severe problems for urban and agricultural areas of Georgia. As of this week, it appears that we have another hurricane poised to strike Georgia. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension wants all of its agents — and the fruit, vegetable and nut growers they serve — to be as prepared as possible for the effects of the storm.
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Students and faculty discuss the multifaceted issues surrounding genetically modified crops
From food labels to classroom debates, the public discussion around genetically modified crops and food is everywhere — but never with much depth.
Made possible by a $1 million gift from the Dundee Community Association, the Dundee Cafe on the University of Georgia Griffin campus will serve students, employees and visitors as well as keep the memory of Dundee Mills and the historic mule barn alive through historical photos and exhibits. CAES News
Ribbon-cutting marks dedication of the Dundee Cafe on UGA-Griffin campus
Renovation of a 1913 mule barn on the University of Georgia Griffin campus is complete, with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting today celebrating its new purpose as the Dundee Cafe. Made possible by a $1 million gift from the Dundee Community Association, the cafe will serve students, employees and visitors as well as keep the memory of Dundee Mills and the historic mule barn alive through historical photos and exhibits.
This photo shows what a crop looks like when it's protected with row covers for four weeks (left) versus being left without row covers (right). CAES News
UGA recommends row covers for organic farmers to protect squash from insect infestations
Row covers, material used to protect plants from the cold and wind, can also protect squash from disease-carrying squash bugs and other insect pests, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Plant Pathologist Elizabeth Little.