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Back to School 2017

Published on 07/13/2017

It doesn't seem possible but the 2017-2018 school year is just around the corner. Help kick the school year off right with tips and information from UGA Cooperative Extension. 

Pecan Production Costs UGA Extension pecan specialist Lenny Wells says pecans have to be protected against insect pests and disease pressure. Published April 26, 2017Author:

Georgia’s pecan industry grew by more than 20,000 new acres in the last five years. Pecans are a booming business in Georgia, but University of Georgia Cooperative Extension pecan specialist Lenny Wells says that new farmers should go into the venture knowing that pecans are a costly investment.

Southeastern Turfgrass Conference Conference will focus on plant breeding along with fertilizer and herbicide management. Published April 26, 2017Author:

The 71st annual Southeastern Turfgrass Conference will be held on Tuesday, May 16, at the Tifton Campus Conference Center in Tifton, Georgia.

Global Citizenship Award Swiss immigrants Hans and Margrit Broder honored for their global worldview and dedication to their children. Published April 20, 2017Author:

Swiss immigrants Hans and Margrit Broder honored for their global worldview and dedication to their children.

Driver Education/Safety Grant keeps UGA Extension statewide child passenger safety, driving safety programs going. Published April 20, 2017Author:

The University of Georgia Traffic Injury Prevention Institute has been awarded a $656,000 grant from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) to continue statewide child passenger safety, parent and teen driving safety, and senior driver education programs.

Lady's Slipper Orchids With five genera and thousands of hybrids to choose from, there's a lady's slipper orchid for everyone. Published April 20, 2017Author:

The beauty of lady's slipper orchids, coupled with what seems to be an unending array of colors, shapes and textures, make them an addicting group of plants for a potential collector.

Walter B. Hill Awards Leaders in environmental education and forages honored by UGA Office of Public Service and Outreach. Published April 20, 2017Author:

Two University of Georgia Cooperative Extension faculty members received Walter Barnard Hill Awards in recognition of their public outreach. Melanie Biersmith, Georgia 4-H environmental education coordinator, and Dennis Hancock, Extension forages specialist and associate professor of crop and soil sciences, both received 2017 Walter Barnard Hill Awards for Distinguished Achievement in Public Service and Outreach (Hill Award) at UGA’s Public Service Outreach Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon on April 17.

Monitor Thrips Activity Thrips are tiny insects that can spread the tomato spotted wilt virus. Published April 20, 2017Author:

With thrips activity at a high level, peanut farmers are advised to closely monitor their peanut seedlings as planting season gets underway, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension peanut entomologist Mark Abney.

Cristiane Pilon Pilon to study physiological processes of the peanut plant and management of the plant's stress levels. Published April 19, 2017Author:

Physiologist Cristiane Pilon is the newest member of the University of Georgia Peanut Team. Her expertise in the physiological processes of the peanut plant and management of the plant’s stress levels will equip Georgia farmers with tools to produce an even better crop.

International Agriculture The problems and promise of international agricultural development take center stage at the CAES International Agriculture Reception. Published April 19, 2017Author:

The problems and promise of international agricultural development take center stage at the CAES International Agriculture Reception.

Replanting Peanuts Multiple factors contribute to peanut plants not showing full emergence. Published April 13, 2017Author:

Georgia peanut farmers who plant a crop in mid-to-late April should make a decision on a second crop within two to four weeks of planting their initial crop. University of Georgia researcher and systems peanut agronomist Scott Tubbs helps farmers make that decision.


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