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Back to School 2017

Published on 07/13/2017

It doesn't seem possible but the 2017-2018 school year is just around the corner. Help kick the school year off right with tips and information from UGA Cooperative Extension. 

Pineapple Lily Small, starry florets bloom from the very resilient and low maintenance pineapple lily. Published June 22, 2017Author:

With blooms that resemble a pineapple, the tropical-looking pineapple lily partners well with canna lilies, bananas and upright elephant ears. It also looks at home with ornamental grasses swaying in the breeze, partnered with drifts of flowers.

Cotton Diseases Infected seed can spread bacterial blight disease in cotton. Published June 22, 2017Author:

In addition to root-knot nematodes and target spot disease, Georgia cotton farmers should be prepared to fight bacterial blight, said University of Georgia Cooperative Extension plant pathologist Bob Kemerait.

Dual Degree Program UGA Tifton graduate heads to Italy to pursue dual master's degree in sustainable agriculture. Published June 22, 2017Author:

UGA Tifton graduate heads to Italy to pursue dual master's degree in sustainable agriculture.  

New to Grapes? UGA Extension specialists will offer aspiring wine makers a crash course on the wine industry August 16. Published June 21, 2017Author:

Georgia’s growing wine industry has an annual impact of more than $7 million on Georgia’s economy, but new growers may have difficulty knowing whether the vineyard business makes sense for them.

Kids Cooking Competition Fulton Fresh's school-aged chefs wow their adult counterparts with cooking skill, creativity and cooperation. Published June 15, 2017Author:

When it comes to grilled cheese sandwiches, there are about as many variations as there are chefs: tangy sandwiches made of cheddar with hearty wheat bread and creamy versions made of smoked Gouda with crusty French bread. The 15 school-aged children who competed at the inaugural Fulton Fresh Kids’ Cooking Competition left no sandwich concept unexplored as they competed in teams and flexed their grilled cheese expertise. 

Forest Herbicide Workshop Workshop will be held at the Tift County UGA Cooperative Extension office. Published June 15, 2017Author:

Foresters, forest herbicide applicators, land managers and landowners interested in maintaining effective forest herbicide programs are encouraged to attend the University of Georgia Daniel B. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources’ Forest Herbicide Workshop. The workshop will be held on Tuesday, July 18, and Wednesday, July 19, at the Tift County UGA Cooperative Extension office.

4-H20 Camp Annual camp attracts 4-H members from south Georgia counties. Published June 15, 2017Author:

South Georgia 4-H members learned the importance of water conservation during the 4-H20 Camp’s stop at the University of Georgia’s C.M. Stripling Irrigation Research Park (SIRP) in Camilla, Georgia, on Wednesday, June 14.

Colorful Coleus Coleus' bright colors beat the heat during oppressive Georgia summers. Published June 15, 2017Author:

It seems the coleus is worth its weight in gold in the landscape this time of the year. They offer a persevering performance and flaming color during the hottest part of the summer, which puts it among the best buys for your gardening dollar.

Corn Boil 2017 Annual corn boil lunch set for June 27 at J. Phil Campbell Research and Education Center. 5FEC Published June 14, 2017Author:

Conceived of as a way to introduce neighbors to the farm’s research when the 1,055-acre farm was operated by the USDA, the center’s annual corn boil is just what it sounds like — a feast made from the corn grown on the property.

Organic Farm Tour UGA's organic agriculture researchers host farm tour in Watkinsville on June 29. Published June 14, 2017Author:

In its sixth year, UGA’s Organic Farm Twilight Tour is a chance to stroll around UGA’s 90-acre organic research and horticulture farm and learn about the latest in organic growing methods.

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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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