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Back to School 2018

Published on 07/05/2018

It's the middle of summer, but back-to-school season will be upon us before we know it.

University of Georgia Cooperative Extension personnel and UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and College of Family and Consumer Sciences faculty have produced a series of stories to help parents prepare for the upcoming school year. 

From building strong school-year routines to helping kids handle bullying, our researchers have provided advice to make this school year the best it can be. This year’s stories cover the following topics.

Seed Shopping Add some unique vegetables to your spring garden by ordering through a seed catalog. Published February 15, 2018Author:

It may be too cold to plant seeds, but it's perfect weather for snuggling up in a fluffy blanket with a large mug of coffee and some seed catalogs. Seed catalogs are a great place to find new varieties to experiment with when planning next season’s garden. Knobby pumpkins, feathery foliage, mini-cabbages and unusually colored vegetables are just a few of the unusual seeds you might choose.

Conservation Innovation Grant The grant supports UGA CAES research on the Tifton campus through July 2020. Published February 15, 2018Author:

A $198,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)-sponsored Conservation Innovation Grant will support ongoing University of Georgia research on cover crops and the effects of those crops on water quality and availability for row crop production.

Stroke Treatment Human clinical trials could begin as early as next year on UGA-developed stroke treatment. Published February 15, 2018Author:

A team of researchers at the University of Georgia’s Regenerative Bioscience Center and ArunA Biomedical, a UGA startup company, have developed a new treatment for stroke that reduces brain damage and accelerates the brain’s natural healing tendencies in animal models.

Flower Gardens Growing cut flowers at home is possible with the right knowledge. Published February 15, 2018Author:

If you didn’t get the flowers you were hoping for this Valentine’s Day, there’s one way to ensure that you’ll never go without: Grow your own. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension has many resources to help you create a cut-flower garden that can provide you with a gorgeous pick-me-up bouquet, whether it’s Valentine’s Day or any other day.

Flower Gardens These 15 flowers make great additions to Georgia landscapes and to spring centerpieces. Published February 15, 2018Author:

Cultivating a cut-flower garden in the backyard not only adds beauty to the kitchen table but also to the landscape. Here are a few flowers that thrive in Georgia's climate and make great flowers to display in vases.

Pest Management Field Day University of Georgia blueberry research will be on display at a field day in Alma next week Published February 15, 2018Author:

Specialists from the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will lead a blueberry-centric integrated pest management (IPM) field day on Wednesday, Feb. 21 in Alma, Georgia.

Flu Prevention A healthy diet can also protect against the flu. Flu symptoms include fever, chills, cough, sore throat and runny nose. Published February 15, 2018Author:

Hand-washing is critical to protecting yourself and loved ones from catching the flu this season, according to Roxie Price, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Family and Consumer Sciences agent for Tift County.

Cowpea Curculio UGA entomologist David Riley compares cowpea curculio's effect on peas to the boll weevil's impact on cotton. Published February 09, 2018Author:

Once a top agricultural commodity in Georgia, the Southern pea’s presence in the state is now minimal. Growers are reluctant to plant the crop due to a tiny weevil, the cowpea curculio.

Homegrown Roses Valentine's Day Published February 08, 2018Author:

On Valentine’s Day, the demand for cut flowers, especially for roses, is high. This year, Keith Fielder, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agent and rose grower, suggests giving a rose plant along with those fresh cut roses so your sweetheart can enjoy roses almost year-round.

Piggy Banks UGA Extension helps teach kids to save early with piggy bank contest Published February 08, 2018Author:

Students in Georgia’s elementary and middle schools are invited to compete in Georgia Saves’ second annual Make Your Own Piggy Bank Contest.


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Formerly referred to as FACES, our media newswire continues to feature stories from the CAES news team relating to family, agricultural, consumer and environmental sciences, as well as UGA Extension news.

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