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.
Almost 40 percent of Georgia homes use septic systems.Author: Sharon Dowdy Published 01/16/2014
Cool spring, warm winter was good for consumers but tough on farmersAuthor: Pam Knox Published 01/16/2014
Georgians experience true wintertime temperatures when cold snap blows through.Author: Sharon Dowdy Published 01/09/2014
Despite November cool snap, the beginning of winter was warmer than normalAuthor: Pam Knox Published 01/08/2014
Increased rainfall in 2013 led to hay not meeting nutritional needsAuthor: Clint Thompson Published 01/08/2014
UGA pecan researchers attempting to breed scab-resistant varietiesAuthor: Clint Thompson Published 01/02/2014
Conference focuses on how organic agriculture helps the planet.Author: Sharon Dowdy Published 12/26/2013
Price down for one of state's biggest commoditiesAuthor: Clint Thompson Published 12/19/2013
Temperatures hit the high 80s in some cities last month, but Thanksgiving was one of Georgia's coldest.Author: Pam Knox Published 12/05/2013
Winter likely to be a temperature roller coaster due to lack of El Niño and La Niña.Author: Pam Knox Published 11/27/2013