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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. 

Mexican paloverde Gardeners who love butterflies will have a passion for the paloverde. Published May 11, 2017Author:

The paloverde trees at the Coastal Botanical Gardens are completely covered in blossoms. The flowers have five yellow petals, but one petal has a honey gland and turns an orange-red, giving the blooms a distinctive bicolored look. The flowers are swarming with pollinators of all types.

Smoke Danger Asthma and other breathing issues can be exacerbated by wildfire smoke. Published May 11, 2017Author:

Since April 6, when lightning started a wildfire in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, thousands of area families have evacuated their homes to protect themselves from the fire.

Citrus Trees Among the 100 trees planted through the MitCo Grow program, 30 were UGA scientist Wayne Hanna's seedless, cold-hardy cultivars. Published May 11, 2017Author:

Citrus fruit cultivars recently released by University of Georgia scientist Wayne Hanna are part of a new citrus grove planted in Camilla, Georgia. The grove will serve as an education site and provide homegrown fruit for the inmates who will care for the grove. 

Kudzu Bug Decline At their population peak, kudzu bugs devastated soybean production in Georgia. Published May 10, 2017Author:

Once a devastating presence in Georgia’s soybean fields and a major nuisance to homeowners, the kudzu bug population has diminished over the past three years.

Record Highs Drought expands in southern Georgia as Atlanta, Augusta and Savannah all record their warmest April on record. Published May 10, 2017Author:

April brought plentiful spring showers to north Georgia but little rainfall to the southern half of the state, resulting in moderate drought conditions, delayed planting, and conditions conducive to wildfires near the Okefenokee Swamp.

Head of the Horse Amaryllis can be forced to bloom indoors in the winter or bloom on its own in fertile, well-drained soil. Published May 04, 2017Author:

Gardeners all over the country can enjoy the amaryllis, whether in the landscape or as one of the most-loved Christmas plants forced indoors. Outdoors they prefer fertile, well-drained soil. Ours get morning sun and late-afternoon shade. In the landscape, we treat them much like narcissi. We will deadhead flowers and leave foliage until it wants to go dormant.

Mother's Day Flowers Container gardens can combine mom's favorite flowers and favorite flavors in one Mother's Day gift. Published May 03, 2017Author:

Every year, Americans spend about $2 billion on fresh flowers for Mother’s Day. While fresh flowers are gorgeous, they have a short shelf life. This year, why not skip the bouquet and make Mom a living collection of flowers and plants that may last for years?

CAES Research Dean UGA geneticist Allen Moore selected to oversee research efforts at UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Published May 02, 2017Author:

The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences has tapped Allen Moore to lead the college's research efforts as the CAES associate dean for research.

National Academy of Sciences Strand becomes the eighth UGA faculty member to join the National Academy of Sciences. Published May 02, 2017 5FF0 Author:

University of Georgia Regents’ Professor Michael R. Strand has received one of the highest honors a scientist can receive — election to the National Academy of Sciences.

Food History of the South The food relationship between Native Americans, African Americans and Europeans Published May 01, 2017Author:

In Cobb County, Georgia, Terri Carter’s job with University of Georgia Cooperative Extension is to educate residents on proper nutrition. As a self-declared “proud woman of the South,” Carter, a UGA Extension Family and Consumer Sciences county program assistant, has found a unique way to teach nutrition and a history lesson at the same time. Carter’s love of the South and her heritage led her to develop the “Food History of the South” program.


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