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Conference Center Approximately 450 Georgia Power employees housed while helping to restore power to Georgia residents. Published September 19, 2017Author:

While many Georgia churches and government buildings welcomed Florida residents who fled their homes to avoid Irma’s wrath, the University of Georgia Tifton campus’ 129,000-square-foot Tifton Campus Conference Center functioned as a staging site for Georgia Power personnel who worked nonstop to restore power to residents in Tifton, Georgia, and surrounding areas.

Georgia Pecan Crop Georgia pecan farmers assessing damage after Tropical Storm Irma moves through state. Published September 15, 2017Author:

Irma’s destructive path blew through Georgia’s pecan crop, but the destruction could have been much worse, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension pecan specialist Lenny Wells.

Georgia Peanut Tour This year's educational tour will be based in Albany, Georgia, between Sept. 19 and Sept. 21. Published September 14, 2017Author:

As part of the Georgia Peanut Tour next week, the University of Georgia Peanut Team will educate attendees about peanut production. This year’s tour is slated for Tuesday, Sept. 19, to Thursday, Sept. 21, and based in Albany, Georgia.

Giant Milkweed Monarch caterpillars love to dine on native and imported milkweeds. Published September 14, 2017Author:

Giant milkweeds in the Coastal Georgia Botanical Garden in Savannah are 4 to 5 feet tall with leaves as large as those on a rubber tree. They provide many food opportunities for monarch caterpillars and their cousins, the queen and soldier caterpillars.

Fight Mold Clean up moisture quickly and dry out wet areas, UGA Extension housing expert says. Published September 13, 2017Author:

Hurricane Irma had slowed down by the time she reached Georgia, reducing the amount of expected structural damage to homes, but flood waters may have left behind a sneaky and dangerous after-effect: mold.

Downed Trees Study downed trees for clues on how to prevent future losses, UGA expert says. Published September 13, 2017Author:

Tropical Storm Irma blew powerful winds of up to 70 mph when she hit Georgia, providing homeowners, tree removal services and insurance companies plenty of work to do. Examining storm-damaged trees can provide insight into why some trees "fail" during windstorms.

Sod 101 Turfgrass producers gather to learn the latest on sod production in Georgia. Published September 13, 2017Author:

Georgia turfgrass producers and industry leaders will gather Tuesday, Oct. 31, and Wednesday, Nov. 1, in Ft. Valley, Georgia, for the annual Georgia Sod and Turf Producers Field Day. Industry leaders and university experts will provide updates on turfgrass-related topics, and the latest equipment will be displayed and demonstrated at the event’s trade show.

Young Farmers Kellee Alday retires from top spot in Georgia 4-H Watermelon Growing Contest. Published September 13, 2017Author:

Seminole County, Georgia, 4-H member Kellee Alday won first place in this year’s Georgia 4-H Watermelon Growing Contest. The 128-pound ‘Carolina Cross’ watermelon she grew landed Alday the win, which was far from her first, but it will be her last.

Flooded Wells Wells may be contaminated after Hurricane Irma flooding, but they can be cleared. Published September 11, 2017Author:

Hurricanes and tropical storms can cause structural damage, but flood waters can harm families by tainting water supplies. Cities and counties alert citizens with boil advisories whe 0076 n municipal water supplies are affected, but those who rely on wells for water have to monitor their water themselves. 5FF4

Pecan Crop Strong winds could lead to broken limbs, pecans blown to the ground and downed trees. Published September 08, 2017Author:

The Southeast is in Hurricane Irma’s crosshairs, and Georgia pecan farmers are bracing for the hurricane’s potential impact on this year’s crop.

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