Picture of 4-H'ers at 2020 Capitol Day CAES News
Picture of 4-H'ers at 2020 Capitol Day
Georgia 4-H Day at the State Capitol Connects Youth with Legislators
More than 400 Georgia 4-H youth, leaders and volunteers visited Atlanta for Georgia 4-H Day at the Capitol, sponsored by Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, on Feb. 6 at the Georgia State Capitol Building and the Georgia Freight Depot. This annual leadership and civic-engagement event connects 4-H youth with Georgia legislators, provides students insight to the legislative process and allows them to thank legislators and donors. Georgia 4-H has participated in 4-H Day at the Capitol for more than 30 years.
Georgia 4-H plans to officially dedicate the newly restored chapel at Rock Eagle 4-H Center during a ceremony set for June 28, during Georgia 4-H State Council. Just shy of a year after an electrical fire gutted the interior of the building, the restoration of the chapel is nearing completion. CAES News
Georgia 4-H plans to officially dedicate the newly restored chapel at Rock Eagle 4-H Center during a ceremony set for June 28, during Georgia 4-H State Council. Just shy of a year after an electrical fire gutted the interior of the building, the restoration of the chapel is nearing completion.
Rock Eagle Chapel restoration nears completion after last year’s fire
Just shy of a year after an electrical fire gutted the interior of the building, the restoration of the chapel at University of Georgia Cooperative Extension’s Rock Eagle 4-H Center near Eatonton, Georgia, is nearing completion.
San Jose scale is a sucking insect pest which damages fruit, like this peach, and can eventually kill a tree by injecting toxins. CAES News
San Jose scale is a sucking insect pest which damages fruit, like this peach, and can eventually kill a tree by injecting toxins.
Peach growers should be vigilant for increased San Jose scale populations
San Jose Scale is predicted to be particularly bad this year for peach growers, as this pest is active in temperatures over 51 degrees Fahrenheit, “so we’ve already had a lot of days for this pest population to grow,” said University of Georgia Peach Entomologist Brett Blaauw.
Georgia Pollinator Plants of the Year CAES News
Georgia Pollinator Plants of the Year
State pollinator protection efforts focus on pollinator plant availability
Native plants are the best habitat and food source for pollinators but they can be hard to find at garden centers or hardware stores.
University of Georgia Extension consumer horticulturist Bob Westerfield checks bean plants for signs of disease and insects on the UGA campus in Griffin. Westerfield grows vegetables at work to be prepared to answer home gardener questions. He grows them at home for his dinner table and for extra income. CAES News
University of Georgia Extension consumer horticulturist Bob Westerfield checks bean plants for signs of disease and insects on the UGA campus in Griffin. Westerfield grows vegetables at work to be prepared to answer home gardener questions. He grows them at home for his dinner table and for extra income.
Small farm workshop set for Feb. 4 at UGA Research and Education Garden
A small farm workshop is set for Tuesday, Feb. 4, from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the University of Georgia Research and Education Garden in Griffin, Georgia.
UGA climatologists have developed a new formula for calculating wet bulb temperature, which will help farmers protect their fruit crops from late freezes. CAES News
UGA climatologists have developed a new formula for calculating wet bulb temperature, which will help farmers protect their fruit crops from late freezes.
UGA climate expert shares production strategies for spring weather
Georgia weather is predictably unpredictable, bitter cold one week and balmy the next. For that reason, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension experts urge Georgia growers to pay close attention to the weather over the coming months and be prepared to use irrigation for frost protection and potential dry conditions as we move into spring.
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CAES Greenhouse
CAES ranked No. 3 College for Agricultural Sciences in U.S. by Niche
The University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) is ranked third on the 2020 list of Best Colleges for Agricultural Sciences in the U.S. by rankings platform Niche.
Attendees at the Farm Business Education Conference will learn about how to develop a business plan for their farming operation and receive tips from Agricultural lenders about how to successfully obtain operating lines, real estate and farm loans and working capital funding. CAES News
Attendees at the Farm Business Education Conference will learn about how to develop a business plan for their farming operation and receive tips from Agricultural lenders about how to successfully obtain operating lines, real estate and farm loans and working capital funding.
Consumer spending, poultry exports and hurricane relief are positive signs for Georgia
The Georgia agriculture industry is experiencing some positive signs, with Hurricane Michael relief funds being approved for distribution, China reopening its poultry market to Georgia-raised poultry and consumers buying more Georgia-grown products, according to Georgia’s State Fiscal Economist Jeffrey Dorfman.
Poultry farmers need their chickens to be efficient at turning feed into muscle. UGA researchers are studying the genetics of why some chickens make muscle while others make fat. Their findings could have implications for human health as well. CAES News
Poultry farmers need their chickens to be efficient at turning feed into muscle. UGA researchers are studying the genetics of why some chickens make muscle while others make fat. Their findings could have implications for human health as well.
UGA Ag Forecast shows Georgia beef and poultry on the rise
This year’s forecasts for peanuts, poultry, pecans, cotton and other Georgia crops are being presented across the state this month by University of Georgia agricultural economists. Georgia beef and poultry production is expected to increase while most other crops produced in the state will remain steady or decrease.