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Global Citizenship Award Swiss immigrants Hans and Margrit Broder honored for their global worldview and dedication to their children. Published April 20, 2017Author:

In 1952, the Broders of St. Gallen, Switzerland, officially became the Broders of Stockbridge, Georgia. Hans and Margrit Broder raised their eight children with one foot in the deep South of 1960s Stockbridge and the other foot in the Swiss Alps. Growing up in two cultures gave their children an appreciation of the vast diversity of the world around them.

Driver Education/Safety Grant keeps UGA Extension statewide child passenger safety, driving safety programs going. Published April 20, 2017Author:

The University of Georgia Traffic Injury Prevention Institute has been awarded a $656,000 grant from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) to continue statewide child passenger safety, parent and teen driving safety, and senior driver education programs.

Lady's Slipper Orchids With five genera and thousands of hybrids to choose from, there's a lady's slipper orchid for everyone. Published April 20, 2017Author:

The beauty of lady's slipper orchids, coupled with what seems to be an unending array of colors, shapes and textures, make them an addicting group of plants for a potential collector.

Walter B. Hill Awards Leaders in environmental education and forages honored by UGA Office of Public Service and Outreach. Published April 20, 2017Author:

Two University of Georgia Cooperative Extension faculty members received Walter Barnard Hill Awards in recognition of their public outreach. Melanie Biersmith, Georgia 4-H environmental education coordinator, and Dennis Hancock, Extension forages specialist and associate professor of crop and soil sciences, both received 2017 Walter Barnard Hill Awards for Distinguished Achievement in Public Service and Outreach (Hill Award) at UGA’s Public Service Outreach Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon on April 17.

Thrips Thrips are tiny insects that can spread the tomato spotted wilt virus. Published April 20, 2017Author:

With thrips activity at a high level, peanut farmers are advised to closely monitor their peanut seedlings as planting season gets underway, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension peanut entomologist Mark Abney.

Cristiane Pilon Pilon to study physiological processes of the peanut plant and management of the plant's stress levels. Published April 19, 2017Author:

Physiologist Cristiane Pilon is the newest member of the University of Georgia Peanut Team. Her expertise in the physiological processes of the peanut plant and management of the plant’s stress levels will equip Georgia farmers with tools to produce an even better crop.

International Agriculture The problems and promise of international agricultural development take center stage at the CAES International Agriculture Reception. Published April 19, 2017Author:

Between the 1970s and the 1990s, farmers helped to reduce the number of people on earth suffering from hunger from one-third to one-tenth of the world’s population. Even now, there is work to be done to address worldwide hunger. Students and faculty of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) gathered Tuesday at the college’s seventh annual International Agriculture Day reception to celebrate a commitment to the international cooperation and scholarship that will be needed to further reduce this number.

Replanting Peanuts Multiple factors contribute to peanut plants not showing full emergence. Published April 13, 2017Author:

Georgia peanut farmers who plant a crop in mid-to-late April should make a decision on a second crop within two to four weeks of planting their initial crop. University of Georgia researcher and systems peanut agronomist Scott Tubbs helps farmers make that decision.

Pecan Book Book covers the health advantages of pecans, the development of different varieties and the nut's surge in popularity around the world. Published April 13, 2017Author:

Lenny Wells, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension pecan specialist and the university’s leading voice in the pecan industry, covers the history of pecans and their popularity in the South in his first book, “Pecan: America’s Native Nut Tree.”

Huge Blooms A gift from China, hibiscus come in hundreds of varieties and most colors. Published April 13, 2017Author:

‘South Pacific Sipper’ might best be described as a fancy hibiscus, and indeed it is. It is also one born to grow and produces flowers so large they defy logic. They are somewhat ruffled and though called “double,” they open up in a most exotic fashion. Though it sounds crazy, it is one of those plants that will have you taking photos of it every day because you think today’s blooms are even prettier than the blooms from the day before.


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