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Clean Eating Clean eating is not a remedy for all ills, but it can be a good start. Published May 24, 2018Author:

Over the past few years, “clean eating” has become a popular way to describe a diet of simple foods, and food manufacturers have taken note. Following consumer demand, food companies have simplified their ingredient lists, introduced clean labeling and started to advertise their products as “clean.”

Yoga Kids Almost 100 Georgia 4-H agents and assistants are now trained to teach Yoga for Kids. Published May 23, 2018Author:

Georgia 4-H focuses on teaching kids about their heads, hearts, health and hands. When 4-H clubs started offering Yoga for Kids three years ago, the program was a perfect fit.

Scouting The life cycles of some insect pests are so short that missing a week of scouting can lead to increased pests and damaged crops. Published May 23, 2018Author:

Whether you work on a large family farm, in a home vegetable garden, or in a small, community garden vegetable plot, routinely scouting for insects should be an important part of your vegetable-growing plan.

Eating Insects UGA expert helps pave the way for the future of edible insects. Published May 23, 2018Author:

Worldwide interest in the art of turning insects into food, known as “entomophagy,” is growing.

Watermelon Crop Downy mildew thrives in wet, humid conditions, using moisture on the plant's surface for successful spore germination. Published May 23, 2018Author:

Georgia watermelon producers are busy guarding their crops against potential disease pressure following last week’s rainfall.

Pepper Weevils Seventy percent of the winter peppers imported into the US are grown in Mexico, where weevils originate. Published May 22, 2018Author:

Pepper weevils are such a threat to Georgia’s pepper crop that University of Georgia vegetable entomologist David Riley says Georgia farmers and agricultural workers should immediately kill any weevils found on fruit, equipment or clothes.

Accommodating Gardens Gardens should be designed to accommodate the gardener. Published May 17, 2018Author:

Gardens, like gardeners, age and change with time. Unfortunately, the gardener’s ability to perform maintenance and the garden’s demand for it often greatly diverge. Many of the gardeners I meet in my job as a University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agent face challenges keeping things up as they grow older. Many eventually move to a different residence so they have a smaller area to maintain and leave behind years of hard work and memories.

Flea Fights Get a hold on flea populations early to avoid a months-long battle. Published May 17, 2018Author:

With the first few weeks of hot weather under Georgia’s belt for summer 2018, dog owners across the state may notice their canine companions starting to scratch a little more often. 

Scouting Schools Annual crop scouting schools will be held in Tifton and Midville, Georgia. Published May 15, 2018Author:

Two insect scouting schools, hosted by University of Georgia Cooperative Extension in June, will introduce new scouts to insect monitoring and serve as a review for experienced scouts and farmers.

Peanuts According to UGA research, seedling vigor in peanuts planted in May is strongest compared to mid-April and early June. Published May 15, 2018Author:

Now is the peak time to plant peanuts in Georgia, according to Cristiane Pilon, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension peanut physiologist.


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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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