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UGA Dairy Mary Ethel, the calf, makes her debut at UGA Teaching Dairy. Published June 22, 2018Author:

First there was Herschel, then Brooks, and now there is Mary Ethel.

Solar Panels Future Farmstead gets two new solar panels thanks to student's efforts. Published June 22, 2018Author:

This year, two additional solar panels were installed at the Future Farmstead, a water- and energy-efficient research home on the University of Georgia Tifton campus, as part of a project by Eagle Scout Bailey Veeder of Athens, Georgia.

Grill Safety Poor food safety can sink a Fourth of July cookout faster than a summer thunderstorm. Published June 21, 2018Author:

Bacteria love warm environments as much as you enjoy the warm outdoors, and they can turn your perfect holiday weekend cookout into a health nightmare. Food safety is as important when grilling and serving food outdoors as it is in the kitchen because improperly handled food can make you sick.

Skunk Control Georgia skunks are also called 'polecats' and 'civet cats' Published June 21, 2018Author:

It's the time of year when females skunks give birth. The two skunk species found in Georgia are striped skunks (polecats) and eastern spotted skunks (civet cats).

Peach Crop Increased chill hours are a big reason Georgia is having a better year with its peaches. Published June 20, 2018Author:

Last year’s summer peach crop was disastrous, but Georgia’s peach crop rebounded this summer following colder temperatures in December and January, according to Jeff Cook, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources agent for Taylor and Peach counties.

Honeybee 101 Learn some bee biology during National Pollinator Week. Published June 20, 2018Author:

There are many bee look-alikes in the insect world. One way to distinguish a bee from other insects is to learn some bee biology.

Tobacco Crop Increased moisture leached a lot of nitrogen out of the soil, causing the tobacco to turn yellow. Published June 20, 2018Author:

Excessive rainfall in May reduced the potential yield of Georgia’s tobacco crop by as much as 15 percent, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension tobacco agronomist J. Michael Moore.

Big Data Agriculture The next green revolution will be data driven, and CAES graduates will be ready. Published June 15, 2018Author:

From remote moisture sensors that produce a real-time feed of soil conditions to drones that use optical data to spot plant disease, the next green revolution will be fueled by new streams of data.

Network Leader Interim director named for UGA Automated Environmental Monitoring Network. Published June 15, 2018Author:

University of Georgia agricultural climatologist Pam Knox has been named interim director of UGA’s network of 86 weather stations across Georgia.

Safer Fruit Avoid illness by cleaning melons before slicing them and refrigerating any leftovers. Published June 14, 2018Author:

Watermelon, cantaloupe and other melons should be thoroughly cleaned and refrigerated after they are cut, says University of Georgia Cooperative Extension foods specialist.


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