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Peanut Lab With new grant, UGA-based peanut lab continues work to fight hunger worldwide. Published January 25, 2018Author:

The University of Georgia has received a $14 million grant from the U.S. Agency of International Development to manage the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Peanut Research, known as the Peanut Lab, a global peanut research program that works to alleviate hunger by helping farmers in developing countries grow healthy crops. The agreement builds on UGA and USAID’s long-standing partnership on global peanut research dating to the 1980s.

FACS Centennial UGA College of Family of Consumer Sciences celebrates 100 years at UGA by reaching out across the state. Published January 23, 2018Author:

In the aftermath of World War I, with a nationwide food shortage raging, the doors of the University of Georgia were opened to women. Ultimately, the demand for technically trained female teachers and home demonstration agents dissolved the resistance to women enrolling at UGA.

Whitefly Management UGA entomologists urge farmers to kill off crops after final harvest to avoid buildup of whiteflies. Published January 22, 2018Author:

University of Georgia entomologists advise farmers to kill crops capable of hosting whiteflies after the crop is harvested a final time. Crops left in the field could continue to serve as hosts.

Spotted wing drosophila Practices like heavy pruning, controlled burns of wooded areas surrounding blueberry orchards, and the use of weed mat as a ground cover are effective tools in SWD management. Published January 19, 2018Author:

University of Georgia entomologist Ashfaq Sial advises Georgia blueberry farmers to manage the spotted wing drosophila (SWD), the crop’s most destructive pest, by incorporating cultural practices into farming.

Sod Prices Georgia turfgrass growers say the price of sod should remain steady this year. Published January 18, 2018Author:

Georgia’s supply of sodded turfgrass will sufficiently cover demand this year, and the delivery cost is not expected to rise, according to the Annual Georgia Sod Producers Inventory Survey conducted by Clint Waltz, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension turfgrass specialist, and the Georgia Urban Ag Council.

Backyard Flock Safety Backyard chickens at risk as avian flu detected in wild duck in south Georgia. Published January 17, 2018Author:

At the end of December 2017, a strain of the H7 avian influenza was found in a green-winged teal, a widespread North American duck, collected in McIntosh County on the Georgia coast. 

'Kanjiro' Camellia The longevity of this camellia cultivar is a testament to both its character and performance in the landscape. Published January 16, 2018Author:

In Japanese, the word “kanjiro” means “you must feel.” I’m not sure if that means “to touch” or “to experience,” but the ‘Kanjiro’ camellia is certainly one to experience. The ‘Kanjiro’ camellia is known botanically as “Camellia hiemalis” and debuted in 1954. The longevity of this camellia cultivar, which is entering its 64th year, is a testament to both its character and performance in the landscape.

Georgia Pecan Crop Damage from Irma could impact Georgia's crop next growing season. Published January 16, 2018Author:

Hurricane Irma, downgraded to a tropical storm when it entered the state, damaged about 30 percent of Georgia’s pecan crop, and the storm’s effects could linger into next growing season, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension pecan specialist Lenny Wells.

Pesticide Safety Outreach Pesticide safety emerges as highlight of international environmental health conference. Published January 14, 2018Author:

In the U.S., the most toxic pesticides can only be purchased and used by those who’ve undergone rigorous training. In some other countries, that’s not the case. Mickey Taylor, who coordinates Georgia’s Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) through University of Georgia Cooperative Extension, recently attended a conference in Qui Nhon, Vietnam. There, Taylor discussed best practices for implementing pesticide regulation and education programs in emerging economies.

Food Retail Revolution Shoppers will soon be able to scan their own purchases, while they shop, in retail grocery stores. Published January 10, 2018Author:

A second food retail revolution, unlike the first, which was spearheaded by new entrants, is being led by existing industry leaders. For this reason, in addition to lessons learned from the many failures so far, the second-generation revolution is likely to succeed.


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