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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. 

'Cowboy' Perennial Peanut Cultivar provides vital nutrients, helps to control erosion and produces a vibrant flower, making it a versatile option for homeowners. Published June 01, 2017Author:

The University of Georgia-bred ‘Cowboy’ perennial peanut plant doesn’t produce edible peanuts, but this new cultivar offers homeowners a colorful addition to ornamental beds and a supplemental source of nitrogen for surrounding grasses.

Avoiding Ticks Questing ticks can take a bite out of summer fun unless Georgians get tick-smart. Published June 01, 2017Author:

The risk of serious illness from a tick bite is low in Georgia, but there’s no reason to give them a free meal.

GRA Distinguished Investigator Peanut geneticist David Bertioli joins UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Published June 01, 2017Author:

David Bertioli, a world-class expert in the genetics and genomics of peanut species, will join the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences as a professor and the university’s first Georgia Research Alliance Distinguished Investigator.

Feeding the World “Feeding the World: Agricultural Research in the Twenty-First Century" details Buchanan's ideas on the future of agricultural research. Published June 01, 2017Author:

Gale A. Buchanan, retired dean and director of the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and former USDA undersecretary for research, education and economics, has penned his second book, “Feeding the World: Agricultural Research in the Twenty-First Century.”

Field Day Field Day to feature presentations from UGA Extension faculty members. Published May 31, 2017Author:

University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Corn Silage and Forage Field Day is set for Thursday, June 15, on the UGA campus in Tifton, Georgia.

AGL 2017-2019 Farmers, foresters and ag professionals selected for 2017-2019 class of AGL. Published May 25, 2017Author:

Twenty-five professionals who represent a broad cross section of corporations, businesses and organizations throughout Georgia have been chosen to participate in the Advancing Georgia’s Leaders in Agriculture and Forestry (AGL) 2017-2019 class.

Squash Struggles Best bet for squash-growing is to plant resistant varieties and take a break in the height of summer. Published May 24, 2017Author:

Pests and diseases make summer squash one of the most challenging vegetables to grow in Georgia home gardens, according to University of Georgia plant pathologist Elizabeth Little, who studies plant diseases and control methods at the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

Winter Squash Winter squash are harvested when mature and can be kept in storage for months. Published May 24, 2017Author:

By determining the varieties best suited for the area, University of Georgia graduate student Zach Matteen is on a mission to convince more backyard gardeners and farmers to grow winter squash. He has found that Seminole, tropical and tan cheese pumpkins, as well as Choctaw and 'Thelma Sanders' sweet potato squashes, hold up best against squash pests and diseases.

Snake Season Snakes are a vital part of the Georgia ecosystem, but they need their space. 5FF4 Published May 24, 2017Author:

Not many animals elicit the extreme emotional response that snakes do, but the truth is they’re an ordinary part of the landscape in Georgia.

Scouting Schools Annual trainings help farmers and consultants learn how to diagnose insect damage on cotton, peanuts and soybeans. Published May 24, 2017Author:

The annual University of Georgia Insect Scouting Schools are open to farmers, consultants and those interested in learning how to diagnose insect damage on high-value agricultural crops like cotton, peanuts and soybeans.


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