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

Fungicide Resistance UGA researchers work to identify azole-resistant fungicide on the farm. Published October 31, 2017Author:

There are a limited number of compounds available to combat fungal infections in both plants and people. A team of University of Georgia researchers is helping to assess the risk posed by fungi developing widespread resistance to the stable of antifungal compounds used in the United States.

Golden Radish UGA Extension partners with Georgia Organics to recognize Georgia's farm-to-school leaders. Published October 31, 2017Author:

Georgia’s agriculture, education and public health departments, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension and Georgia Organics came together at the historic Georgia Railroad Freight Depot to celebrate Georgia school districts with outstanding farm-to-school programs. Seventy-five school districts, serving more than one million students, are now participating in farm-to-school programs. These districts served more than 97 million school meals with local food items during the 2016-17 school year.

Pesticide Drift Many factors contribute to lack of pesticide drift complaints, including assistance from UGA Cooperative Extension agents. Published October 26, 2017Author:

No official pesticide drift complaints have been reported to the Georgia Department of Agriculture this year due to in-season applications of dicamba, or 2,4-D.

Game Day Food Serve more than fattening foods at your tailgate party with help from UGA nutritionists. Published October 25, 2017Author:

Football season is here. Whether you are tailgating at the game or hosting a game day party at home, following a few easy tips from University of Georgia Cooperative Extension can ensure you have a fun, healthy game day.

'Candy Corn' The warm blooms of 'Candy Corn' cuphea attract butterflies and other pollinators. Published October 25, 2017Author:

Many of you will hand out treats like candy corn this Halloween. I’d like to suggest some ‘Candy Corn’ for the garden that will add an incredible array of color and texture and will be beautiful in your landscape. While the ‘Candy Corn’ cuphea won’t satisfy your sweet tooth, it does offer a tasty treat for pollinators, like hummingbirds and butterflies.

New Entomologist Griffin campus welcomes new entomologist to research, teaching team. Published October 24, 2017Author:

Shimat Joseph, an entomologist based on the University of Georgia Griffin campus, will research turfgrass and ornamental plant pests as the newest member of the UGA Turfgrass Team.

Entomology Recognition UGA entomologist Brian Forschler to be honored by the Entomological Society of America on Nov. 7. Published October 24, 2017Author:

University of Georgia entomologist Brian Forschler built his career studying termites, a pest that many homeowners don’t care to think about. 

Conservation Tillage Conservation tillage system saves farmers time and money while improving the soil. Published October 23, 2017Author:

Conservation tillage saves farmers time and money and improves the soil, but only 20 or 30 percent of Georgia farmers use this system, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension soils and fertility specialist Glen Harris.

Agricultural Awareness Day Hands-on demonstrations and educational opportunities provide local elementary school students with modern agricultural knowledge. Published October 20, 2017Author:

On Tuesday, Oct. 24, approximately 900 fourth-graders from Georgia’s Tift and Cook counties will convene on the University of Georgia Tifton campus for this fall's Agricultural and Environmental Awareness Day.

'Bolivian Sunset' A native of Bolivia and Peru, this ground cover is cold hardy from zones 8 and up. Published October 19, 2017Author:

Shady ground covers that bloom are sought-after in the gardening world, and ‘Bolivian Sunset’ is one of the most beautiful. Commonly called “hardy gloxinia,” it is cold hardy from zones 8 and higher, but everyone can enjoy it as a container plant on the deck and indoors, provided it has a shady or filtered-light location.

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