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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 1C53 publications at http://extension.uga.edu/publications.html.

Learning Responsibility Youth learn responsibility by caring for and showing livestock. Published June 12, 2017Author:

I am passionate about youth livestock projects. I think youth livestock projects, like showing hogs, cattle, goats, lambs or even horses, are one of the most valuable and rewarding experiences out there for youth today. How many other activities teach the level of responsibility that’s required of someone showing an animal at a livestock show?

Crop Protection Careers Student-organized crop tour helps CAES grad students explore the opportunities after graduation. Published June 12, 2017Author:

The search for a perfect job can feel like a major quest. That quest turns literal for a group of University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) students for one week each summer.

Blood Lily Gardeners will carry a torch if they plant a cluster of vibrant African blood lilies. Published June 08, 2017Author:

The African blood lily is known botanically as Scadoxus multiflorus. It is in the Amaryllis family and is indeed native to South Africa. A lot of literature suggests it is perennial only for zones 9 to 11, but it is not hard to find long-term trials where it survives in zone 7b with great winter drainage.

Split Bark Young or thin-barked trees can get sunscald in the Georgia heat and sun. Published June 06, 2017Author:

Split bark, or vertical cracks along the lower tree stem of young trees, most commonly occurs on thin-barked trees such as dogwood, elm, maple, cherry, apple, peach and plum trees.

May Showers May showers help ease drought across the state. Published June 06, 2017Author:

May’s warm, wet conditions brought relief to the parched areas of the state, and Georgians can expect more of the same in June.

Fusarium Wilt UGA's Bhabesh Dutta encouraged by first round of research trials testing fumigation against fusarium wilt. Published June 06, 2017Author:

Fusarium wilt is on the rise in Georgia watermelon fields. University of Georgia scientists are studying whether this fungal disease can be managed through fumigation.

Deer Antlers Made of fast-growing tissue, antlers develop in response to seasonal changes. Published June 06, 2017Author:

Deer antlers are not horns, though the two words are often used synonymously. Horns are permanent, keratinized epithelial cells. The protein keratin is required to harden those cells. Antlers, on the other hand, are derived from endothelial cells that are grown and shed annually. These cells are grown from the tip of the sequential antler and are made of osteocytes, or bone cells, that calcify and harden.

Black Shank Disease New tobacco varieties may have greater re 005B sistance to black shank, a fungus that turns the tobacco plant yellow as it wilts and dies. 5586 Published June 06, 2017Author:

University of Georgia Cooperative Extension research trials of new tobacco varieties could help farmers reduce the level of black shank disease in their fields to 15 percent, according to Tony Barnes, Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension agent in Atkinson County, Georgia.

Mobile Market Season UGA Extension offices in Clayton and DeKalb counties offer mobile markets to provide produce with a side of public health. Published June 01, 2017Author:

It’s almost summer, and for the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension staff in DeKalb and Clayton counties, that can only mean one thing — road trip!

'Cowboy' Perennial Peanut Cultivar provides vital nutrients, helps to control erosion and produces a vibrant flower, making it a versatile option for homeowners. Published June 01, 2017Author:

The University of Georgia-bred ‘Cowboy’ perennial peanut plant doesn’t produce edible peanuts, but this new cultivar offers homeowners a colorful addition to ornamental beds and a supplemental source of nitrogen for surrounding grasses.

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