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Holiday Season 2017

Published on 11/16/2017

Celebrate the holidays with the writers and experts from UGA Cooperative Extension and the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. With tips on everything from cooking the turkey to natural holiday decorations, we're committed to putting Georgia in the holiday spirit. 

Fall Gardening 2017

Published on 08/31/2017

University of Georgia Cooperative Extension offers fall gardening advice through this year's Fall Gardening 2017 packet. These articles are written specifically for Georgia gardens, from novice to advanced 'green thumbs.' For more help on specific topics, contact your local UGA Extension agent or read the UGA Extension publications at http://extension.uga.edu/publications.html.

Composting Tips Temperature, turning and wetness are keys to effective composting. Published August 31, 2017Author:

To maintain a healthy compost pile, you need to maintain the proper moisture level. Compost organisms are like people — both need water to survive and function at their best. Inadequate water will inhibit the activities of compost organisms, resulting in a slower compost process. A high temperature is also desirable in a backyard compost pile, as it accelerates decomposition.

Ag Hall of Fame Former GDOT Commissioner Wayne Shackelford and poultry leader Bill Baisley selected for Georgia Agricultural Hall of Fame. Published August 29, 2017Author:

On Sept. 22, the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) will induct former Georgia Department of Transportation Commissioner Wayne Shackelford and pioneering poultryman Bill Baisley into the Georgia Agricultural Hall of Fame.

Upper Floridan Aquifer Researchers using multi-faceted approach to study the sustainability of the Upper Floridan Aquifer, water reserves for Florida and south Georgia. Published August 29, 2017Author:

As concerns grow over the ability of the Upper Floridan Aquifer to keep up with demands for water from residents, farms and forests, four universities are teaming up to look at the economic sustainability of agriculture and forestry in north Florida and south Georgia that rely on this water supply.

'Brain Glue' Hydrogel mimics the composition and mechanics of the brain.  Published August 29, 2017Author:

Researchers at the University of Georgia’s Regenerative Bioscience Center have developed Brain Glue, a substance that could one day serve as a treatment for traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs. 

Pecan Field Day UGA scientists will cover the latest Georgia pecan agricultural research, including insect and disease management strategies. Published August 29, 2017Author:

Georgia is closing in on the last few weeks of the 2017 pecan growing season, a make-or-break time for the crop and its associated profits.

Field Day UGA CAES scientists will answer questions and provide updates on topics related to the cotton and peanut industries. Published August 28, 2017Author:

University of Georgia cotton and peanut scientists will showcase their research in a joint field day on Wednesday, Sept. 6, in Tifton, Georgia.

Honeyless Bees Keep native bees and be a beekeeper without honey. Published August 24, 2017Author:

Adding native bee nesting sites to your garden is one of the easiest ways to increase pollinator numbers. Native bees are more effective pollinators than honeybees for many reasons.

Interfacing UGA CAES, COE UGA CAES, College of Engineering host Q-and-A sessions 0020 with industry leaders statewide 5FF4 Published August 24, 2017Author:

A growing number of agricultural challenges require solutions based in engineering. To meet this need, administrators from the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) and the UGA College of Engineering (COE) recently met with agricultural leaders from across the state to discuss how the world-renowned scientists at Georgia’s land-grant university could tackle agricultural issues through engineering.

Stunning Moths Butterflies come in a variety of colors and patterns, but moths deserve attention, too. Published August 24, 2017Author:

When it comes to insects, butterflies and bees get all the press, but there are many moths that deserve some attention. The scarlet-bodied wasp moth is one favorite, followed by the luna moth and the clearwing humminghird moth.

Tomato Size Regulator UGA researchers pinpoint a mutation that triggered the development of the modern tomato from its tiny, berry-sized ancestor. Published August 24, 2017Author:

Ever wonder how that slice of tomato on your summer BLT got to be so perfectly bread sized? Geneticists at the University of Georgia have found the gene variants that control a tomato’s size. They published their findings recently in the open-access journal PLOS Genetics.  


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