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Holiday Season 2017

Published on 11/16/2017

Celebrate the holidays with the writers and experts from UGA Cooperative Extension and the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. With tips on everything from cooking the turkey to natural holiday decorations, we're committed to putting Georgia in the holiday spirit. 

Fall Gardening 2017

Published on 08/31/2017

University of Georgia Cooperative Extension offers fall gardening advice through this year's Fall Gardening 2017 packet. These articles are written specifically for Georgia gardens, from novice to advanced 'green thumbs.' For more help on specific topics, contact your local UGA Extension agent or read the UGA Extension publications at http://extension.uga.edu/publications.html.

New Biofuels UGA joins $15 million multistate partnership to foster new industry around carinata-based biofuels in the southern U.S.  Published October 03, 2017Author:

Researchers have produced biofuels from corn, switchgrass and even algae, but researchers at the University of Georgia will soon study a new source of renewable biofuels: the lesser-known crop of carinata, also known as “Ethiopian mustard.”

Working for Wildlife Georgia 4-H'er's devotion to Athens-Clarke County's Bear Hollow Zoo made plain in her debut coloring book. Published October 02, 2017Author:

What has 16 paws, eight hooves and three beaks? The answer can be found at Athens, Georgia’s Bear Hollow Zoo, and it’s not a fantastic beast. It’s a coloring book featuring some of the zoo’s most notable residents.

Leaning Trees Tropical Storm Irma made peach trees lean, but with support, they can be righted. Published September 29, 2017Author:

Farmers aren’t the only ones busy working in their fields to repair damage from Tropical Storm Irma. As the University of Georgia’s peach specialist based on the UGA Griffin campus, my team and I have been busy trying to save young trees in our 3-year-old research orchard. Irma passed through Georgia with strong, sustained winds.

Alumni Awards College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences alumni gather to celebrate the college and recognize their friends. Published September 28, 2017Author:

Farmers, advocates, entrepreneurs and educators topped this year’s list of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Alumni Association’s best and brightest alumni.

Credit Freeze Contact the "big three" to freeze your credit, keep identity thieves at bay. Published September 28, 2017Author:

The recent data breach at Equifax compromised the personal information of millions of consumers. Whether your information was compromised or not as part of this data breach, a credit freeze may be a good idea. You have to obtain a freeze from each of the three credit reporting agencies: Experian, Equifax and TransUnion.

Water Educators Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission staffers become UGA Extension water educators. Published September 27, 2017Author:

University of Georgia Cooperative Extension recently welcomed eight water educators to the organization. Formerly part of the Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission, the positions were transferred to UGA Extension by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal.

Butterflies and Pentas If you love butterflies, hummingbirds and beautiful color, then pentas are for you. Published September 27, 2017Author:

Right now, it seems like it’s a banner year for butterflies everywhere I travel in the South. While the big monarch butterfly migration hasn’t hit, the populations of others seem to be high. I’m not sure if there is a correlation, but it also seems as if pentas are having the most incredible year ever.

< 5FF4 img src="http://secure.caes.uga.edu/news/multimedia/images/2811/cottondamagethumb.jpg"/> Cotton Crop UGA Extension Agronomist Jared Whitaker says cotton that is blown over is susceptible to boll rot. Published September 26, 2017Author:

Georgia’s cotton crop sustained at least $100 million in losses following Irma’s trek across the state, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension cotton agronomist Jared Whitaker.

Horticulture Field Day Ornamental research shines during Durham Horticulture Farm open house. Published September 25, 2017Author:

The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) Department of Horticulture will host Ornamental Horticulture Research Field Day at UGA’s Durham Horticulture Farm in Watkinsville, Georgia, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 6.

New Stroke Model Researchers create new model for testing stroke treatments. Published September 25, 2017Author:

It is well-known in the medical field that the pig brain shares certain physiological and anatomical similarities with the human brain. So similar are the two that researchers at the University of Georgia’s Regenerative Bioscience Center have developed the first U.S. pig model for stroke treatments...


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