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Spring gardening 2018

Published on 03/05/2018

Spring is here and so, too, the time to get out and plant your favorite fruit and vegetables. Gardening can be fun for people of all ages. Whether you're just learning how to put your plants in the ground, or you're an expert who loves the challenge of making things grow, every one can use professional advice. This is our annual collection of spring gardening articles from University of Georgia experts. It will provide timely advice on multiple topics, like bell peppers, protecting your crop against rabbits and protecting your lawn from burweed. These articles are written for Georgians with scientific advice from researchers within the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Happy gardening!

Seed-to-Plate Farm-to-table advocate reaches out to land grant institutions to help nurture the seeds of a new food system. Published April 11, 2018Author:

In just under two decades, the local food movement has changed the way many people think about their food. Now it’s time for the next step: a local seed system.

Paul Raymer No moss can grow under Paul Raymer's feet. Published April 10, 2018Author:

More than 40 years ago, a young man from Arkansas decided to become an agriculture major because "it was the beginning of the Green Revolution, and agriculture had a bright future." Today that man, University of Georgia professor Paul Raymer, has served Georgia agriculture as a variety tester, a soybean specialist, a canola breeder and a turfgrass breeder.

Turfgrass Conference Conference presenters will discuss drought-tolerant turfgrass varieties and technological advancements. Published April 09, 2018Author:

The 72nd annual University of Georgia Southeastern Turfgrass Conference will be held on Thursday, April 26, at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center in Tifton, Georgia.

Food Business Workshop New food business training open in Atlanta May 1 and 2 Published April 06, 2018Author:

University of Georgia Cooperative Extension's Food Science and Technology program is hosting the “Starting a New Food Business in Georgia” workshop in Atlanta on May 1 and 2, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Peanut IL tweaks RFP The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Peanut has dropped a request that project proposals initially explain how they will use outputs from commissioned projects, since the details of those commissioned projects are not yet available. Published April 05, 2018Author:

The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Peanut has dropped a request that project proposals initially explain how they will use outputs from commissioned projects, since the details of those commissioned projects are not yet available. Concept notes on project proposals are due April 20 for scientists who would like to lead a project in the $14 million, five-year Peanut Innovation Lab program.

Plantapalooza 2018 UGA spring plant sales are plentiful over the April 13-15 weekend. Published April 05, 2018Author:

Spring is here, which means it’s time to plant summer gardens. Through plant sales and the annual Plantapalooza event on Saturday, April 14, the Trial Gardens at the University of Georgia; the State Botanical Garden of Georgia; the UGA Horticulture Club; the Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics (PBGG) Graduate Student Association; and the Plant Biology Graduate Student Association (PBGSA) make plant-buying easy.

Paper Clovers Help Georgia 4-H members go to camp through the Paper Clover Campaign. Published April 05, 2018Author:

Tractor Supply Company and Georgia 4-H have partnered to send kids to Georgia 4-H summer camps, and other 4-H competitions, through the annual Spring Paper Clover Campaign.

Office of Global Programs Students recognized for international worldviews at international CAES Agriculture Day Lecture and Reception. Published April 05, 2018Author:

University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) students and faculty gathered Monday to celebrate their commitment to international cooperation and scholarship and to discuss current issues in food security.

Tax Assistance The free tax assistance program serves individuals who earn less than $65,000 per year. Published April 04, 2018Author:

University of Georgia Cooperative Extension is available to help residents in more than a dozen counties navigate tax season.

Agricultural Research Building UGA President Jere W. Morehead and CAES Dean Sam Pardue spoke at the event, held at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center. Published April 04, 2018Author:

Members of the University of Georgia Tifton campus community took part in a rededication of the newly renovated Agricultural Research Building on Wednesday, April 4. The 80-year-old building was the second structure constructed on the UGA Tifton campus.


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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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