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Biofuel Crops New research finds gene that improves plant growth and conversion to biofuels. Published April 11, 2018Author:

A research team led by the University of Georgia has discovered that manipulation of the same gene in poplar trees and switchgrass produced plants that grow better and are more efficiently converted to biofuels.

Cold Spring Cold March temps throw a monkey wrench in spring planting. Published April 11, 2018Author:

In terms of heat, February in the Southeastern U.S. set records, so the swing to lower-than-normal temperatures in March came as a shock to many.

Farm Tax Help UGA Extension helps farmers understand how new tax law will affect their farms. Published April 11, 2018Author:

University of Georgia Cooperative Extension will host a weeklong series of tax law workshops in counties throughout the state focused on the implementation of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and its effect on farming operations.

Seed-to-Plate Farm-to-table advocate reaches out to land grant institutions to help nurture the seeds of a new food system. Published April 11, 2018Author:

In just under two decades, the local food movement has changed the way many people think about their food. Now it’s time for the next step: a local seed system.

Paul Raymer No moss can grow under Paul Raymer's feet. Published April 10, 2018Author:

More than 40 years ago, a young man from Arkansas decided to become an agriculture major because "it was the beginning of the Green Revolution, and agriculture had a bright future." Today that man, University of Georgia professor Paul Raymer, has served Georgia agriculture as a variety tester, a soybean specialist, a canola breeder and a turfgrass breeder.

Turfgrass Conference Conference presenters will discuss drought-tolerant turfgrass varieties and technological advancements. Published April 09, 2018Author:

The 72nd annual University of Georgia Southeastern Turfgrass Conference will be held on Thursday, April 26, at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center in Tifton, Georgia.

Food Business Workshop New food business training open in Atlanta May 1 and 2 Published April 06, 2018Author:

University of Georgia Cooperative Extension's Food Science and Technology program is hosting the “Starting a New Food Business in Georgia” workshop in Atlanta on May 1 and 2, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Peanut IL tweaks RFP The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Peanut has dropped a request that project proposals initially explain how they will use outputs from commissioned projects, since the details of those commissioned projects are not yet available. Published April 05, 2018Author:

The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Peanut has dropped a request that project proposals initially explain how they will use outputs from commissioned projects, since the details of those commissioned projects are not yet available. Concept notes on project proposals are due April 20 for scientists who would like to lead a project in the $14 million, five-year Peanut Innovation Lab program.

Plantapalooza 2018 UGA spring plant sales are plentiful over the April 13-15 weekend. Published April 05, 2018Author:

Spring is here, which means it’s time to plant summer gardens. Through plant sales and the annual Plantapalooza event on Saturday, April 14, the Trial Gardens at the University of Georgia; the State Botanical Garden of Georgia; the UGA Horticulture Club; the Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics (PBGG) Graduate Student Association; and the Plant Biology Graduate Student Association (PBGSA) make plant-buying easy.

Paper Clovers Help Georgia 4-H members go to camp through the Paper Clover Campaign. Published April 05, 2018Author:

Tractor Supply Company and Georgia 4-H have partnered to send kids to Georgia 4-H summer camps, and other 4-H competitions, through the annual Spring Paper Clover Campaign.


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