A conservation tillage system begins with a cover crop that's planted during the fallow times of the year, such as late fall and early winter when row crops have been harvested. Pictured is corn and rye residue, part of a conservation tillage system on Barry Martin's farm in Hawkinsville, Georgia. CAES News
$198,000 Conservation Innovation Grant to fund UGA cover crop research
A $198,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)-sponsored Conservation Innovation Grant will support ongoing University of Georgia research on cover crops and the effects of those crops on water quality and availability for row crop production.
Damage done on Southern pea by cowpea curculio. CAES News
UGA research hopes the key to fighting cowpea curculio lies in snap bean genes
Once a top agricultural commodity in Georgia, the Southern pea’s presence in the state is now minimal. Growers are reluctant to plant the crop due to a tiny weevil, the cowpea curculio.
Lenny Wells conducts a pecan pruning clinic in Wilcox County on Jan. 31, 2018. CAES News
Pecan farmers should prune now
Pruning young pecan trees is a necessity and, if done properly, can save farmers the hassle of pruning older, much larger trees, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension pecan specialist Lenny Wells.
Pecans on the ground on the UGA Tifton Campus in this 2013 photo. CAES News
Georgia pecan yields estimated between 90 million and 100 million pounds
Hurricane Irma, downgraded to a tropical storm when it entered the state, damaged about 30 percent of Georgia’s pecan crop, and the storm’s effects could linger into next growing season, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension pecan specialist Lenny Wells.
The 42nd annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show and Conference will be held at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center in Tifton, Georgia. CAES News
UGA-Tifton to host annual peanut farm show
The University of Georgia Peanut Team will provide Georgia producers a glimpse into the upcoming growing season when it hosts the UGA peanut production seminar at the annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show and Conference on Thursday, Jan. 18.
Cotton growing at the Lang Farm on the UGA Tifton campus. CAES News
UGA CAES economists stress to farmers the importance of knowing their production costs
Economists from the University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences recommend that Georgia farmers understand their production costs before planting next year’s crops.
Peanuts growing at the Lang Farm on the UGA Tifton campus in 2017. CAES News
'Very good crop' of Georgia peanuts expected
Georgia’s dryland peanut crop excelled this year, while irrigated fields lacked in comparison to past years, said University of Georgia Cooperative Extension peanut agronomist Scott Monfort. The result is a crop estimated to average 4,400 pounds per acre.
Spring is right around the corner, and so are spring flowers, summer vegetables and all the gardening these seasons bring. CAES News
A pollinator-friendly garden can be created in the shade
For homeowners surrounded by shade, pollinator-friendly landscapes can seem unattainable, but they don’t have to be. Landscapes graced with trees and an abundance of shade can be great resources for pollinators, too.
The research team, led by University of Georgia's Steven Stice and Augusta University's Nasrul Hoda, created a treatment called CAES News
UGA CAES' Steven Stice named National Academy of Inventors Fellow
The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) has named Steven Stice, Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar and director of the UGA Regenerative Bioscience Center, to the 2017 class of NAI Fellows.
A farmer plants onions using PlantTape technology. CAES News
UGA Extension studying effect of PlantTape technology on planting onions
As Georgia Vidalia onion producers plant next year’s crop, they are transplanting the onions, or physically placing the plants into a hole dug in the ground. Farmers may soon be using a new method that literally rolls the plants into the soil.