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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. 

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. 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.

Food Safety Bioinformatics Henk den Bakker joins UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Published July 19, 2017Author:

Food safety research usually involves analyzing live populations of foodborne pathogens like Salmonella, Listeria and E. coli, but University of Georgia food scientist Henk den Bakker fights pathogens by developing computer software. 

Burrower Bug USDA Crop Protection and Pest Management Competitive Grants Program allocated $324,615 to UGA research. Published July 18, 2017Author:

Through part of a $12.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension peanut entomologist Mark Abney is studying the biology of the burrower bug and developing an effective management program.

Flea Control Fleas love moist, shady areas full of tall grass or dead leaves and debris. Published July 17, 2017Author:

If you own a pet, chances are you’ve dealt with fleas in some form or fashion. Unfortunately, our yards are fleas’ resorts, and they consider our pets to be their own personal valets and moving diners. Even wild animals can become a traveling flea circus.

Radon Poster Contest Radon awareness poster contest set for this fall. Published July 17, 2017Author:

Household radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, but the hazards of this dangerous gas are still relatively unknown to many Georgia families. That’s why the University of Georgia Radon Education Program is asking students to get the message out: Testing for radon is easy and could save someone’s life.

Wash Your Paws Hand-washing can make a huge impact on students' health this fall. 5FF4 Published July 13, 2017Author:

For many children, heading back to school in the fall often means heading back to the world of sniffles, sneezes and coughs. When hundreds of students come together in the same building for the start of the school year, germs and viruses will be around, but that doesn’t mean families need to resign themselves to staying sick.

After-school Snacks A little prep work can help kids make better after-school snack choices. Published July 13, 2017Author:

Kids can start choosing their own snacks at a fairly early age, but they still need parents to help them make healthy food choices well into adolescence. When older students come home from school before their parents, choosing nutritious after-school snacks can be challenging. Parents can have more influence on their children’s choices by working with kids to plan after-school snacks.


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