Testing the water: UGA Extension team studying agricultural water use in Georgia
As part of an irrigation efficiency study by University of Georgia Cooperative Extension, a 29-person team of social scientists, agricultural economists, climatologists, agricultural engineers and UGA Extension agents from the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is studying agricultural irrigation in order to increase the water-use efficiency in row crops common to southern Georgia.
National Science Foundation funds UGA study of coastal economies
University of Georgia natural resource economist Craig Landry will use his portion of a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study how the economy and the environment are affected when humans and coastal regions commingle. The four-year project is a team effort with researchers from Colorado, North Carolina and Ohio.
Georgia 4-H celebrates National 4-H Week Oct. 1-7
Six million students across America participate in 4-H and, of those, more than 170,000 call Georgia home. To raise awareness of the state’s largest youth development organization, the week of Oct. 1-7 has been declared National 4-H Week.
Georgia pecan farmers assessing damage after Tropical Storm Irma moves through state.Author: Clint Thompson Published 09/15/2017
Strong winds could lead to broken limbs, pecans blown to the ground and downed trees.Author: Clint Thompson Published 09/08/2017
UGA scientists will cover the latest Georgia pecan agricultural research, including insect and disease management strategies.Author: Clint Thompson Published 08/29/2017
Book covers the health advantages of pecans, the development of different varieties and the nut's surge in popularity around the world.Author: Julia Rodriguez Published 04/13/2017
UGA's newest pecan variety produces a bigger nut and shows high resistance to scab disease.Author: Clint Thompson Published 04/06/2017
Avalon has shown good resistance against scab disease so far.Author: Kyle Dawson Published 12/19/2016
Farmers affected by storm encouraged to report to local FSA office to apply for assistance.Author: Clint Thompson, Kyle Dawson Published 10/27/2016
Despite recent hurricane, Georgia's pecan crop is still projected to yield more than 100 million pounds.Author: Kyle Dawson Published 09/21/2016
'Desirable' pecan trees have a heavy bloom of flowers now, but are expected to drop up to 60 percent of blooms in June.Author: Clint Thompson Published 05/26/2016
UGA Cooperative Extension pecan specialist estimates 25,000 new acres planted in past five years.Author: Clint Thompson Published 04/19/2016