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Flower Gadens 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.

Cool, dry January Despite some soggy rain and snow storms, much of the state received less precipitation than normal last month. Published February 08, 2018Author:

Georgia saw a cooler-than-normal start to the year, and most of the state posted average temperatures between 2.5 and 4 degrees below normal. With cool, dry air expected to dominate Georgia’s climate in coming weeks, there is a chance that drought could continue expanding across the state and may persist through the spring.

Rock Eagle Ropes Georgia 4-H ropes course at Rock Eagle open to kids 11 and up next weekend. Published February 08, 2018Author:

Families struggling to beat cabin fever this winter can take to the trees at Rock Eagle 4-H Center on Saturday, Feb. 17.

Blueberry Disease Lime sulfur can reduce the amount of inoculum carried over from one growing season to the next. Published February 07, 2018Author:

The key to managing Exobasidium leaf and fruit spot disease in blueberries, which makes the fruit unmarketable, is one application of lime sulfur approximately two weeks prior to bud break, according to Jonathan Oliver, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension fruit pathologist.

Rice Genome Rice's wild relatives may hold the key to more sustainable, resilient rice crops. Published February 02, 2018Author:

Rice has been a staple food crop around the world for millennia, but little was known about the wild origins of the world’s most widely produced crop until the recent mapping of the genomes of 13 ancestral rice species. Scott Jackson, director of the University of Georgia Center for Applied Genetic Technologies (CAGT) in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, helped to map these genomes as part of The International Oryza Map Alignment Project.


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