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Emergency Preparedness 2017

Published on 09/07/2017

Did you know that University of Georgia Cooperative Extension has a library of information on how to prepare for and recover from natural disasters and household emergencies? From packing an emergency preparedness kit to rehabbing a water logged landscape, Georgians can find the emergency information they need by visiting extension.uga.edu/topic-areas/timely-topics/emergencies.html .

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.

Study in Spain Professor establishes UGA's first student exchange program in Spain. Published August 02, 2017Author:

As a first-generation college graduate, Susana Ferreira understands the benefits of earning a degree. The associate professor of agricultural and applied economics also knows that studying in another country can be life-changing.

New to Grapes? UGA Extension specialists will offer aspiring wine makers a crash course on the wine industry August 16. Published July 27, 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.

Horticulture Award Paul Thomas to be honored by Society of American Florists in September. Published July 27, 2017Author:

For University of Georgia horticulture professor Paul Thomas, cultivating the next generation of horticulturists has always been as important as cultivating his next crop of plants.

Young Scholars 2017 CAES Young Scholars programs helped dozens of teens experience lab life this summer. Published July 27, 2017Author:

More than 50 Georgia teenagers spent the better part of their summers working in some of the University of Georgia’s most prestigious research laboratories.

Whiteflies Whitefly populations "unusually high" in Georgia's cotton fields this season. Published July 26, 2017Author:

Populations of whiteflies are “unusually high” in Georgia cotton fields this season, making early detection and management of whiteflies essential, according to University of Georgia entomologists Phillip Roberts and Stormy Sparks.

Doyle Retires Mike Doyle retires from post as UGA Center for Food Safety director Published July 26, 2017Author:

Twenty-six years ago, the University of Georgia hired Mike Doyle to create and lead a research center focused on detecting, controlling and eliminating foodborne pathogens in America’s food supply. This month, Doyle retired from his position as director of the world-renowned Center for Food Safety on the UGA Griffin campus.

Vegetable Nematologist Abolfazl Hajihassani responsible for control of nematodes in more than 20 Georgia commodities. Published July 25, 2017Author:

University of Georgia Cooperative Extension’s newest plant pathologist will focus on improved control of plant-parasitic nematodes, the microscopic, worm-like pests that primarily feed on the roots of Georgia’s vegetable crops.

Uproar Zinnias With 30-inch stems, 'Uproar Rose' zinnia is much taller than its shorter cousins. 5FF4 Published July 24, 2017Author:

It’s been eight years, and ‘Uproar Rose’ is still causing an uproar in the gardening world. One of the best zinnias to ever hit the market, ‘Uproar Rose’ is the one to give you bouquets for the vase and living arrangements in the landscape.

Downed Trees Check downed trees for clues on how to prevent future losses, UGA expert says. Published July 21, 2017Author:

Several powerful storms blew through Georgia in recent weeks and provided tree removal services and insurance companies plenty of work to do. Examining storm-damaged trees can provide many insights into why trees "fail" during windstorms.

SIRP Field Day Irrigation research in crops like cotton, peanuts, soybeans and corn will highlight day. Published July 20, 2017Author:

University of Georgia research on the use of irrigation in high-value Georgia crops, like cotton, peanuts, soybeans and corn, will be at the center of the annual field day at C.M. Stripling Irrigation Research Park (SIRP) in Camilla, Georgia, on Thursday, July 27. The event is set to begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 2 p.m.


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