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Mosquito Season Georgians have the power to reduce mosquito populations in their neighborhoods. Published May 31, 2018Author:

Subtropical Storm Alberto has departed, and the rains will eventually subside. What happens next is predictable: mosquitoes.

Rainy Impact Cotton prices may entice row crop farmers to switch some peanut acreage to cotton. Published May 31, 2018Author:

Two consecutive weeks of rainfall in Georgia stunted the growth of the state’s peanut crop and created ideal conditions for diseases in vegetable fields, leaving farmers scrambling to decide what to do next.

Nakayama Honored Portrait unveiled, tree planted in memory of Tommy Nakayama Published May 31, 2018Author:

Family, friends and coworkers of Tommy Nakayama gathered at the University of Georgia Research and Education Garden in Griffin, Georgia, on Monday, May 21, to honor and remember the former head of the UGA Department of Food Science and Technology.

Scouting In Vegetables Caterpillars, stinkbugs and thrips are insects that can be problematic for lima beans. Published May 30, 2018Author:

Georgia vegetable farmers should scout for insects in young lima beans and snap beans now.

Clean Eating Clean eating is not a remedy for all ills, but it can be a good start. Published May 24, 2018Author:

Over the past few years, “clean eating” has become a popular way to describe a diet of simple foods, and food manufacturers have taken note. Following consumer demand, food companies have simplified their ingredient lists, introduced clean labeling and started to advertise their products as “clean.”

Tropical Warnings Rain, high water and possible flooding expected in late May. Published May 24, 2018Author:

Longtime residents of Georgia may remember the devastating floods of Tropical Storm Alberto in July 1994. The rain was so intense that Georgia’s one-day rainfall record was set during that storm: 21.10 inches of rain was recorded in Americus, Georgia, over a 24-hour period ending on July 6, 1994, as the storm stalled over the state. Despite that incredible record and the resulting damage, the National Hurricane Center did not retire that storm’s name. “Alberto” is the first on the list of Atlantic tropical storm names for the 2018 season, which begins on June 1.

Yoga Kids Almost 100 Georgia 4-H agents and assistants are now trained to teach Yoga for Kids. Published May 23, 2018Author:

Georgia 4-H focuses on teaching kids about their heads, hearts, health and hands. When 4-H clubs started offering Yoga for Kids three years ago, the program was a perfect fit.

Scouting The life cycles of some insect pests are so short that missing a week of scouting can lead to increased pests and damaged crops. Published May 23, 2018Author:

Whether you work on a large family farm, in a home vegetable garden, or in a small, community garden vegetable plot, routinely scouting for insects should be an important part of your vegetable-growing plan.

Eating Insects UGA expert helps pave the way for the future of edible insects. Published May 23, 2018Author:

Worldwide interest in the art of turning insects into food, known as “entomophagy,” is growing.

Watermelon Crop Downy mildew thrives in wet, humid conditions, using moisture on the plant's surface for successful spore germination. Published May 23, 2018Author:

Georgia watermelon producers are busy guarding their crops against potential disease pressure following last week’s rainfall.


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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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