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Spring gardening 2018

Published on 03/05/2018

Spring is here and so, too, the time to get out and plant your favorite fruit and vegetables. Gardening can be fun for people of all ages. Whether you're just learning how to put your plants in the ground, or you're an expert who loves the challenge of making things grow, every one can use professional advice. This is our annual collection of spring gardening articles from University of Georgia experts. It will provide timely advice on multiple topics, like bell peppers, protecting your crop against rabbits and protecting your lawn from burweed. These articles are written for Georgians with scientific advice from researchers within the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Happy gardening!

Succession Planting Add new seeds or plants every two weeks for an extra-long harvest season. Published April 19, 2018Author:

Succession planting simply means that you plant vegetables continuously throughout the season. Planting this way ensures that, as older plants mature and end their production cycle, new ones start to produce. This practice extends the harvest window and ensures the availability of produce at the peak of production throughout the growing season.

Walter Barnard Hill Award Gaskin's career is focused on the use of conservation methods in traditional agriculture. Published April 19, 2018Author:

For the past 19 years, Julia Gaskin has worked to prove that conservation tillage and cover crops don’t have to be dirty words when it comes to conventional farming. 

Undergraduate Research Undergraduate researchers shine at annual CAES Undergraduate Research Symposium Published April 18, 2018Author:

Almost 50 University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) undergraduate students showcased their research projects and competed in the seventh annual CAES Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 11.

Quicker Identification Researcher uses one-step method to identify foodborne pathogens in food. Published April 17, 2018Author:

Quick, efficient pathogen detection and fingerprinting is essential and often lifesaving when it comes to preventing foodborne illness. University of Georgia food scientist Xiangyu Deng has created a system that can identify foodborne pathogens much quicker than traditional methods.

Tractors 101 Workshop designed for socially disadvantaged and veteran persons interested in starting a farm and safely operating tractors. Published April 16, 2018Author:

University of Georgia Farm Again program instructors will host a workshop to introduce potential farmers to tractors and how to safely operate them. The Tractors 101 event will be held on Thursday, April 26, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the UGA Tifton campus, beginning in the National Environmentally Sound Production Agriculture Laboratory (NESPAL) building. 

Planting Conditions After the anticipated dry spring weather, an active tropical storm season in the Atlantic Ocean is expected this summer. Published April 16, 2018Author:

Georgia farmers should expect dry weather when they plant their crops this spring, but Pam Knox, University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences agricultural climatologist, anticipates an active tropical storm season in the Atlantic Ocean this summer.

Gardening Series Gardening series offered in Savannah by UGA Extension. Published April 12, 2018Author:

University of Georgia Cooperative Extension will offer a six-week “Gardening in the South” short course on Saturdays from April 21 until May 26 at the Coastal Georgia Botanical Garden (CGBG) at the Historic Bamboo Farm in Savannah, Georgia.

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.


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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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