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Georgia Organics conference 2014 CAES News
Georgia Organics conference
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension specialists will be among the organic agriculture experts presenting at the 2014 Georgia Organics Conference set for Feb. 21 – 22 on Jekyll Island, Ga.
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Winter Climate Outlook
In the last 12 months Georgia saw the tale of drought, one of the wettest springs and summers on record. Then abnormally dry conditions returned. 2013 has been a climatic roller coaster to say the least.
Many parts of Georgia only saw about a quarter of their normal October rainfall during October 2013. CAES News
Dry October
After an extremely wet summer, Georgians saw the return of abnormally dry conditions in October.
With many areas of the state received more than eight inches of rain during the month, July was another abnormally wet and cool month in Georgia. CAES News
July 2013 Climate
With many areas of the state receiving more than eight inches of rain during the month, July was another abnormally wet and cool month in Georgia.
Georgia watermelons harvested for delivery. CAES News
Rainy watermelons
In the first six months of 2013, Georgia received more than 35 inches of rain — more rain than it recorded all of 2012. And because of the heavy rainfall, the state’s watermelon crop has fallen a few weeks behind and faces other potential problems.
Some areas of Georgia received significantly more rain than normal during May 2013, but left others too dry. CAES News
May Weather
May was wet, cool and cloudy throughout most of the state. That wet, cool weather kept the soil too wet to plant in some areas, while fields were too dry in others.
Mosquitoes feed on sugar water in Mark Brown's endocrinology lab on UGA's Athens campus. CAES News
Mosquito Madness
This year’s unseasonably cool spring has left middle and north Georgia virtually mosquito free so far. But with the return of warmer nights that old familiar buzz won’t be far behind.
Rainfall in April was near normal for most of Georgia. 
Drought conditions continued to shrink across the state during April due to the seasonal rainfall and cool spring temperatures; the only area of Georgia left in drought is a small sliver along southeast coast. CAES News
Drought almost gone
Drought conditions continued to shrink across the state during April due to the seasonal rainfall and cool spring temperatures; the only area of Georgia left in drought is a small sliver along southeast coast.
Members of Brian Schwartz's turfgrass team plant a bermudagrass variety trial by hand in 2012. CAES News
Annual turfgrass conference
The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences has laid the framework for its annual turfgrass conference.
University of Georgia peanut agronomist John Beasley examines soil temperature at one of his field plots. CAES News
Chilly temps can doom peanuts
Knowing when to plant may be one of the most important parts of successful peanut farming.