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Pictured are the symptoms of Alternaria leaf blight disease on brassica crops, including broccoli, collard and kale. Alternaria is a foliar pathogen, and symptoms first appear on older leaves as small, dark spots that gradually enlarge with concentric rings. CAES News
Pictured are the symptoms of Alternaria leaf blight disease on brassica crops, including broccoli, collard and kale. Alternaria is a foliar pathogen, and symptoms first appear on older leaves as small, dark spots that gradually enlarge with concentric rings.
Alternaria leaf blight
Popular vegetables like broccoli and kale are among the crops that could be in danger from Alternaria leaf blight — a disease that can cause spots on some brassica crops and render them unmarketable — which has developed resistance to a once-dependable fungicide Georgia farmers rely on, according to Bhabesh Dutta, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension plant pathologist.
Brian Kvitko and Gaelen Burke, two faculty members in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, were awarded Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) grants from the National Science Foundation. CAES News
Brian Kvitko and Gaelen Burke, two faculty members in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, were awarded Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) grants from the National Science Foundation.
CAREER Grants
Two University of Georgia researchers have been awarded Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Brian Kvitko and Gaelen Burke, both faculty members in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, were awarded the five-year grants this year.
Georgia's Vidalia onion growers have finally planted this year's crop despite excessive rainfall in November and December that kept many producers out of the field. CAES News
Georgia's Vidalia onion growers have finally planted this year's crop despite excessive rainfall in November and December that kept many producers out of the field.
Onion Crop
Georgia’s Vidalia onion crop is planted and looks “promising,” according to Chris Tyson, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension’s area onion agent, but he cautions producers to be proactive in managing onion diseases.
UGA's Tim Coolong was recognized at the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference on Saturday, January 12, 2019. Coolong received the Donnie H. Morris Award of Excellence in Extension. CAES News
UGA's Tim Coolong was recognized at the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference on Saturday, January 12, 2019. Coolong received the Donnie H. Morris Award of Excellence in Extension.
Award Winners
University of Georgia vegetable horticulturist Tim Coolong received the Donnie H. Morris Award of Excellence in Extension during the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference in Savannah, Georgia, on Jan. 12.
Group of truffles. CAES News
Group of truffles.
Truffles
University of Georgia Professor Tim Brenneman now has a newly discovered truffle species named after him: Tuber brennemanii.
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
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.
Downy Mildew Disease
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.
Emran Ali works in the Plant Molecular Diagnostic Lab at UGA-Tifton.

August 30, 2018 CAES News
Emran Ali works in the Plant Molecular Diagnostic Lab at UGA-Tifton.

August 30, 2018
Plant Molecular Diagnostic Lab
When farmers are fighting a disease that is attacking their crop, time is of the essence. 
Peanut comparison of healthy peanuts vs. peanuts infected with white mold disease in 2017. CAES News
Peanut comparison of healthy peanuts vs. peanuts infected with white mold disease in 2017.
Peanut Crop
Plant diseases, like leaf spot and white mold, are forcing Georgia peanut farmers to consider moving their harvest times up a few days, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension peanut agronomist Scott Monfort.
Whiteflies on a cotton plant in a lab on the UGA Tifton campus.
August 24, 2018 CAES News
Whiteflies on a cotton plant in a lab on the UGA Tifton campus.
August 24, 2018
Whitefly Management
Georgia cotton farmers who planted their crop late this year need to be mindful of potential whitefly pressure, according to Phillip Roberts, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension entomologist.
Field days, like this one, “serve as a direct conduit between growers, agents and scientists,” says Mark McCann, assistant dean for University of Georgia Cooperative Extension. Field days also allow UGA specialists to share their research and farmers to gain knowledge, all with the benefit of improving Georgia agriculture. CAES News
Field days, like this one, “serve as a direct conduit between growers, agents and scientists,” says Mark McCann, assistant dean for University of Georgia Cooperative Extension. Field days also allow UGA specialists to share their research and farmers to gain knowledge, all with the benefit of improving Georgia agriculture.
Field Day
University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) specialists and UGA Cooperative Extension agents hosted a Row Crop Field Day on Aug. 15, 2018, at the Southeast Georgia Research and Education Center in Midville, Georgia. The field day highlighted the facility’s research on Georgia row crops such as cotton, peanuts, corn and soybeans.