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Spring gardening 2017

Published on 03/09/2017

Gardening can be fun for all ages. Whether you're a novice at putting your plants in the ground, or you're an expert who loves the challenge of making things grow, every one can use advice. This collection of spring gardening articles from University of Georgia experts is sure to provide timely advice on a wide range of topics, like potatoes, tomatoes and irrigation. These articles are written by for Georgians with scientific advice from researchers within the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Happy gardening!

Pecan Crop Two hurricanes, drought had impact on Georgia's pecan acreage, but overall yield and prices were encouraging. Published February 08, 2017Author:

Favorable prices and high yields were the highlights of this year’s pecan season for Georgia growers, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension pecan specialist Lenny Wells.

Hometown Tea Locally grown tea could soon be steeping in coffee houses and on kitchen tables. Published February 06, 2017Author:

Sweet tea may be the “house wine” of the American South, but very, very few of the tea leaves used in the thousands of gallons of tea Southerners drink every year is grown nearby.

Antibiotics Regulations As new antibiotic regulations take effect, Georgia may need more large animal veterinarians. Published February 02, 2017Author:

The market demand for organic chicken, beef and pork has been on the rise for several years, so most farmers were prepared for the new restrictions on antibiotics in animal feed that went into effect on Jan. 1.

Cotton Breeding UGA's Peng Chee awarded 2016 Cotton Genetics Research Award during the 2017 Beltwide Cotton Improvement Conference. Published February 02, 2017Author:

UGA cotton breeder Peng Chee’s groundbreaking research in molecular genetics provides Georgia cotton farmers with root-knot-nematode-resistant cotton varieties. It has also garnered Chee national recognition.

Biopharmaceutical Research Consortium of bio-tech manufacturers and universities formed to advance biopharmaceutical manufacturing. Published February 02, 2017Author:

The University of Georgia is partnering in a biopharmaceutical innovation institute that aims to boost market production of cell-based therapies and develop a skilled workforce trained for the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry.

Organics Conference February conference brings together organic growers, experts from across the state. Published February 02, 2017Author:

More than 1,000 farmers, gardeners, health advocates and organic food lovers are expected to attend the 2017 Georgia Organics Conference and Expo. This year’s schedule includes farm tours, 10 in-depth workshops, 32 educational sessions, three daylong intensive workshops, two keynote addresses, one-on-one consulting sessions and a trade show. Registration ends on Monday, Feb. 6, for this year’s conference. The two-day annual event, one of the largest sustainable agriculture expos in the South, is set for Feb. 17-18 at the Georgia International Convention Center in Atlanta.

Storm Damage Limited irrigation means could require farmers to change crop selection for upcoming season. Published February 02, 2017Author:

Deadly storms that ravaged much of south Georgia Jan. 20-22 also damaged or destroyed many irrigation pivots that supply needed water to agricultural crops.

Food PIC UGA Griffin Campus cuts ribbon on long-awaited Food PIC building. Published February 01, 2017Author:

University of Georgia scientists are now better equipped to help businesses launch new food products with the opening of the Food Technology Center, locally known as the FoodPIC building, on the UGA Griffin campus.

Flavor of Georgia Deadline Georgia food entrepreneurs have less than a week to enter the state's premier food product contest. Published February 01, 2017Author:

The competition for the University of Georgia’s 2017 Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest is coming together, but it’s not too late to enter.

Valentine's Day Plant Heart-shaped leaves and red, pink and white flowers make cyclamen perfect for sweethearts. Published February 01, 2017Author:

Cyclamen may be the perfect Valentine’s Day plant, the Persian cyclamen. You cannot beat the number of flowers it produces or its long period of bloom. Cyclamen comes in the traditional Valentine’s Day colors of red, pink and white, and the shades of purple and lavender will leave her mesmerized. If that were not enough, consider that the plant's incredibly striking leaves are heart-shaped.

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