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Pepper Weevils Seventy percent of the winter peppers imported into the US are grown in Mexico, where weevils originate. Published May 22, 2018Author:

Pepper weevils are such a threat to Georgia’s pepper crop that University of Georgia vegetable entomologist David Riley says Georgia farmers and agricultural workers should immediately kill any weevils found on fruit, equipment or clothes.

Accommodating Gardens Gardens should be designed to accommodate the gardener. Published May 17, 2018Author:

Gardens, like gardeners, age and change with time. Unfortunately, the gardener’s ability to perform maintenance and the garden’s demand for it often greatly diverge. Many of the gardeners I meet in my job as a University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agent face challenges keeping things up as they grow older. Many eventually move to a different residence so they have a smaller area to maintain and leave behind years of hard work and memories.

Flea Fights Get a hold on flea populations early to avoid a months-long battle. Published May 17, 2018Author:

With the first few weeks of hot weather under Georgia’s belt for summer 2018, dog owners across the state may notice their canine companions starting to scratch a little more often. 

Scouting Schools Annual crop scouting schools will be held in Tifton and Midville, Georgia. Published May 15, 2018Author:

Two insect scouting schools, hosted by University of Georgia Cooperative Extension in June, will introduce new scouts to insect monitoring and serve as a review for experienced scouts and farmers.

Peanut Planting Time According to UGA research, seedling vigor in peanuts planted in May is strongest compared to mid-April and early June. Published May 15, 2018Author:

Now is the peak time to plant peanuts in Georgia, according to Cristiane Pilon, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension peanut physiologist.

4-H Food Product Walker County 4-H'ers take first place in Georgia 4-H's Food Product Development Contest for their Cheez Beez. Published May 15, 2018Author:

Busy lives and busy schedules often mean that families put convenience ahead of nutrition when it comes to eating on the go, but Georgia 4-H’ers have developed new food products that add a nutritional punch to the ready-to-eat food market.

Double Dawgs UGA students can save time and money by earning bachelor's and master's degrees in five years or less. Published May 10, 2018Author:

The University of Georgia’s Double Dawgs program is a significant recruiting tool for the university’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES), according to Breanna Coursey, CAES director of student and employer engagement.

Local Flowers "Locally-grown" isn't just for food anymore. Published May 10, 2018Author:

Harvesting cut flowers from your own garden can be a rewarding, cost-effective way to treat your mom for Mother’s Day. But don’t worry if you don’t have your own flowers to cut.

Ratcliffe Scholars Experiential learning fund helps CAES students learn beyond the classroom. Published May 10, 2018Author:

Four University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) students will expand their education beyond the university’s Athens campus thanks to the legacy of one pioneering agricultural scientist, Thomas Jackson “Jack” Ratcliffe Jr.

Indoor Pollen Reduce indoor pollen by keeping windows closed, cleaning often, UGA expert says. Published May 09, 2018Author:

Are your sinuses clogged? Do you feel like you are walking in a sea of yellow dust? Have you washed your car three times this week? Welcome to pollen season in Georgia.


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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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