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UGA Ag Forecast UGA economists to tackle commodity prices, rural development and agriculture policy during 2018 Ag Forecast. Published December 05, 2017Author:

The Georgia Ag Forecast seminar series will be held Jan. 30 through Feb. 7 at six sites across the state. University of Georgia agricultural economists will present insights into the latest market and regulatory conditions for the state’s largest industry — agriculture.

PlantTape Technology All parts of onion production are being evaluated, including fertilizer and herbicide applications. Published December 05, 2017Author:

As Georgia Vidalia onion producers plant next year’s crop, they are transplanting the onions, or physically placing the plants into a hole dug in the ground. Farmers may soon be using a new method that literally rolls the plants into the soil.

Farm Business Success Journey Farmer Program helps farmers build their businesses. Published December 04, 2017Author:

Dennis Hollingsworth was fresh out of college the first time he tried running a farm. It was the early 1980s in south Georgia, and he stuck with it for four years in some of the toughest economic conditions since the Great Depression. Then he left for an IT job.

Online Shopping Make online shopping a good experience by following advice from UGA Extension. Published December 04, 2017Author:

With Christmas coming at lightning speed, the majority of us will be searching for gifts for our loved ones. The coming days will be a fury of purchasing and wrapping gifts to put under the tree. If you choose to shop online, be safe and snag the perfect gift by following these tips from University of Georgia Cooperative Extension.

Plants in Space UGA students work with U.S. space agency to help shape the future of farming. Published December 01, 2017Author:

When the public thinks of NASA, the first images that come to mind are often rockets or satellites. In the future, images of greenhouses might also make the list.

Roadside Show GDOT flower plantings make roadsides beautiful and can grow in home gardens, too. Published November 29, 2017Author:

The Georgia Department of Transportation has planted cosmos alongside interstates in Georgia. GDOT is revved up and planting pollinator-attracting flowers along the highway system. Although considered an annual, cosmos are perfect for this use as they give a perennial-like performance by reseeding.

Corn Crop Corn farmers reported yields that were between 8 and 12 percent below average. Published November 29, 2017Author:

Georgia’s corn yields were lower than expected this season due to prolonged cloudy conditions this summer, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension corn, soybean and small grains agronomist Reagan Noland.

Homemade Gifts Follow UGA Extension advice to make sure you give safely prepared homemade foods. Published November 28, 2017Author:

You look at the pretty relish, salsa or preserve in the glass jar your friend or co-worker gave you. Then the wondering begins; is the canned food gift safe to eat? While it is not possible to guarantee safety with homemade food items, there are some pointers to keep in mind as you look at that gift and decide how – or even if – to enjoy it.

Peach Crop Georgia's peach crop requires a number of chill hours to produce each year. Published November 27, 2017Author:

Cooler temperatures are needed this winter to avoid another disastrous peach season, according to Jeff Cook, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension County coordinator in Taylor and Peach counties. 

Pecans For Christmas Nut-producing trees are the gifts that keep on giving. Published November 27, 2017Author:

Mixed nut samplers, chocolate covered nuts, praline pecans and a variety of nutty baked goods are commonly given as gifts during the holidays. For some, the perfect gift might be a nut-producing tree — a gift that keeps on giving. 


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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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