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Fuzzy Deutzia Make the old-fashioned fuzzy deutzia a priority. Your landscape deserves it. Published April 27, 2017Author:

My friend Gerald Klingaman, retired horticulturist with the University of Arkansas, uses the term "deutzia renaissance" for the new love surrounding this fuzzy heirloom that has been around for ages. If you haven’t discovered the old-fashioned fuzzy deutzia, then make it a high priority.

Ozias-Akins Honored UGA professor recognized for her advanced biotechnology work to improve peanut. Published April 27, 2017Author:

University of Georgia Professor Peggy Ozias-Akins has been awarded the title of Distinguished Research Professor, an honor awarded to UGA faculty recognized internationally for their contributions to knowledge and whose work promises to foster continued creativity in their discipline. She and her colleagues have created new and improved plant varieties that are higher yielding, more disease resistant, more nutritious or have greater ornamental value.

Pecan Production Costs UGA Extension pecan specialist Lenny Wells says pecans have to be protected against insect pests and disease pressure. Published April 26, 2017Author:

Georgia’s pecan industry grew by more than 20,000 new acres in the last five years. Pecans are a booming business in Georgia, but University of Georgia Cooperative Extension pecan specialist Lenny Wells says that new farmers should go into the venture knowing that pecans are a costly investment.

Southeastern Turfgrass Conference Conference will focus on plant breeding along with fertilizer and herbicide management. Published April 26, 2017Author:

The 71st annual Southeastern Turfgrass Conference will be held on Tuesday, May 16, at the Tifton Campus Conference Center in Tifton, Georgia.

Global Citizenship Award Swiss immigrants Hans and Margrit Broder honored for their global worldview and dedication to their children. Published April 20, 2017Author:

Swiss immigrants Hans and Margrit Broder honored for their global worldview and dedication to their children.

Driver Education/Safety Grant keeps UGA Extension statewide child passenger safety, driving safety programs going. Published April 20, 2017Author:

The University of Georgia Traffic Injury Prevention Institute has been awarded a $656,000 grant from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) to continue statewide child passenger safety, parent and teen driving safety, and senior driver education programs.

Lady's Slipper Orchids With five genera and thousands of hybrids to choose from, there's a lady's slipper orchid for everyone. Published April 20, 2017Author:

The beauty of lady's slipper orchids, coupled with what seems to be an unending array of colors, shapes and textures, make them an addicting group of plants for a potential collector.

Walter B. Hill Awards Leaders in environmental education and forages honored by UGA Office of Public Service and Outreach. Published April 20, 2017Author:

Two University of Georgia Cooperative Extension faculty members received Walter Barnard Hill Awards in recognition of their public outreach. Melanie Biersmith, Georgia 4-H environmental education coordinator, and Dennis Hancock, Extension forages specialist and associate professor of crop and soil sciences, both received 2017 Walter Barnard Hill Awards for Distinguished Achievement in Public Service and Outreach (Hill Award) at UGA’s Public Service Outreach Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon on April 17.

Monitor Thrips Activity Thrips are tiny insects that can spread the tomato spotted wilt virus. Published April 20, 2017Author: 5FF4

With thrips activity at a high level, peanut farmers are advised to closely monitor their peanut seedlings as planting season gets underway, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension peanut entomologist Mark Abney.

Cristiane Pilon Pilon to study physiological processes of the peanut plant and management of the plant's stress levels. Published April 19, 2017Author:

Physiologist Cristiane Pilon is the newest member of the University of Georgia Peanut Team. Her expertise in the physiological processes of the peanut plant and management of the plant’s stress levels will equip Georgia farmers with tools to produce an even better crop.


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