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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. 

Native Plant Garden UGA Extension Master Gardener Volunteers move garden from college to museum site. Published August 03, 2017Author:

The Native Plant Garden at the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Macon, Georgia, once thrived on the campus of Wesleyan College. A group of University of Georgia volunteers relocated it so that visitors to the museum can learn about native plants.

Eclipse Safety Eye safety is paramount when enjoying a solar eclipse. Published August 03, 2017Author:

On the afternoon of Aug. 21, Georgians will have the opportunity to share in the experience of seeing the summer afternoon sky darken as the moon’s shadow covers the sun, and they are excited.

Return to Summer Standard summer temperatures returned to Georgia in July. Published August 03, 2017Author:

After a month of below-normal temperatures, Georgia’s summer temperatures returned in July. Most of the state, except for the southeastern counties, was warmer and drier than normal, but climatologists don’t believe a drought is likely to develop over the next three months.

Cup Plant Cup plant naturally collects rainwater for visiting wildlife to enjoy. Published August 03, 2017Author:

When it comes to backyard wildlife, the cup plant does it all. To me, it is like the flag-bearing perennial for bees, butterflies and birds. It is a stalwart and is native in 34 states, from Louisiana, north to Canada and sweeping across all states east. Its size makes it seem like it is the composite, or aster, that ate New York. It is big, bold and wonderful, and this is the time of the year it shines the most.

Fall Garden UGA experts recommend greens, onions, cabbage and cauliflower for fall gardens in Georgia. Published August 02, 2017Author:

When selecting which vegetables to plant in your fall garden, make sure your favorites will tolerate limited exposure to freezing temperatures. Planting dates for fall gardens should be based on anticipated dates for freezing temperatures in your area.

Watermelon Crop Except for 200 to 300 acres, the majority of this year's watermelon crop has already been harvested. Published August 02, 2017Author:

Georgia farmers had fewer opportunities to effectively harvest watermelons in June thanks to an increase in rain, but disease pressure is what truly led to lower yields in the crop this year, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension vegetable horticulturist Tim Coolong.

Midville Field Day Upcoming field day to highlight research in four of the state's major row crops. Published August 02, 2017Author:

Applied research related to four of the state’s major row crops will be presented to southeast Georgia farmers at the annual Southeast Georgia Research and Education Center (SGREC) Field Day in Midville, Georgia, on Wednesday, Aug. 9.

Study in Spain Professor establishes UGA's first student exchange program in Spain. Published August 02, 2017Author:

As a first-generation college graduate, Susana Ferreira understands the benefits of earning a degree. The associate professor of agricultural and applied economics also knows that studying in another country can be life-changing.

New to Grapes? UGA Extension specialists will offer aspiring wine makers a crash course on the wine industry August 16. Published July 27, 2017Author:

Georgia’s growing wine industry has an annual impact of more than $7 million on Georgia’s economy, but new growers may have difficulty knowing whether the vineyard business makes sense for them.

Horticulture Award Paul Thomas to be honored by Society of American Florists in September. Published July 27, 2017Author:

For University of Georgia horticulture professor Paul Thomas, cultivating the next generation of horticulturists has always been as important as cultivating his next crop of plants.


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