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Emergency Preparedness 2017

Published on 09/07/2017

Did you know that University of Georgia Cooperative Extension has a library of information on how to prepare for and recover from natural disasters and household emergencies? From packing an emergency preparedness kit to rehabbing a water logged landscape, Georgians can find the emergency information they need by visiting extension.uga.edu/topic-areas/timely-topics/emergencies.html .

Fall Gardening 2017

Published on 08/31/2017

University of Georgia Cooperative Extension offers fall gardening advice through this year's Fall Gardening 1C53 2017 packet. These articles are written specifically for Georgia gardens, from novice to advanced 'green thumbs.' For more help on specific topics, contact your local UGA Extension agent or read the UGA Extension publications at http://extension.uga.edu/publications.html.

CMaT Formed $20 million NSF grant funds the Engineering Research Center for Cell Manufacturing Technologies. Published September 19, 2017Author:

Steven Stice to lead University of Georgia's Regenerative Bioscience Center researchers in consortium designed to hasten the development of advanced cell therapies for chronic diseases like heart disease and cancer.

Grilling Safety Ground beef must be cooked to an internal temperature of at least 160 F to be deemed safe. Published September 19, 2017Author:

It’s football season, and tailgating before a game is a traditional part of the experience. Unfortunately, grilling your favorite cut of beef means increasing the potential for foodborne illness due to improper handling of food. These reminders from the University of Georgia Meat Science and Technology Center will provide you with grilling skills to keep foodborne illness far from your fall tailgating get-togethers.

Resilient Pearl Millet Pearl millet genome reveals how this cereal survives temperatures over 107 degrees Fahrenheit. Published September 19, 2017Author:

As farmers around the world battle extreme drought and other climate events, researchers turn to pearl millet to find ways to make other grains more resilient to climate change. A global team of 65 scientists, including nine from the University of Georgia, have decoded some of the secrets to the crop’s coping strategies.

Conference Center Approximately 450 Georgia Power employees housed while helping to restore power to Georgia residents. Published September 19, 2017Author:

While many Georgia churches and government buildings welcomed Florida residents who fled their homes to avoid Irma’s wrath, the University of Georgia Tifton campus’ 129,000-square-foot Tifton Campus Conference Center functioned as a staging site for Georgia Power personnel who worked nonstop to restore power to residents in Tifton, Georgia, and surrounding areas.

Georgia Pecan Crop Georgia pecan farmers assessing damage after Tropical Storm Irma moves through state. Published September 15, 2017Author:

Irma’s destructive path blew through Georgia’s pecan crop, but the destruction could have been much worse, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension pecan specialist Lenny Wells.

Georgia Peanut Tour This year's educational tour will be based in Albany, Georgia, between Sept. 19 and Sept. 21. Published September 14, 2017Author:

As part of the Georgia Peanut Tour next week, the University of Georgia Peanut Team will educate attendees about peanut production. This year’s tour is slated for Tuesday, Sept. 19, to Thursday, Sept. 21, and based in Albany, Georgia.

Giant Milkweed Monarch caterpillars love to dine on native and imported milkweeds. Published September 14, 2017Author:

Giant milkweeds in the Coastal Georgia Botani 00D0 cal Garden in Savannah are 4 to 5 feet tall with leaves as large as those on a rubber tree. They provide many food opportunities for monarch caterpillars and their cousins, the queen and soldier caterpillars. 5586

Fight Mold Clean up moisture quickly and dry out wet areas, UGA Extension housing expert says. Published September 13, 2017Author:

Hurricane Irma had slowed down by the time she reached Georgia, reducing the amount of expected structural damage to homes, but flood waters may have left behind a sneaky and dangerous after-effect: mold.

Downed Trees Study downed trees for clues on how to prevent future losses, UGA expert says. Published September 13, 2017Author:

Tropical Storm Irma blew powerful winds of up to 70 mph when she hit Georgia, providing homeowners, tree removal services and insurance companies plenty of work to do. Examining storm-damaged trees can provide insight into why some trees "fail" during windstorms.

Sod 101 Turfgrass producers gather to learn the latest on sod production in Georgia. Published September 13, 2017Author:

Georgia turfgrass producers and industry leaders will gather Tuesday, Oct. 31, and Wednesday, Nov. 1, in Ft. Valley, Georgia, for the annual Georgia Sod and Turf Producers Field Day. Industry leaders and university experts will provide updates on turfgrass-related topics, and the latest equipment will be displayed and demonstrated at the event’s trade show.

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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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