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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.
Georgia received more rain this February than during any February over the past 100 years. CAES News
Record-breaking rains
Rainfall across Georgia in February set a new record with a statewide average of 9.92 inches, alleviating the state’s drought conditions and recharging soil moisture just in time for the 2013 planting season.
Pictured are peanuts being bred at a greenhouse on the Tifton Campus of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. CAES News
Genetics key in crop research
Between high volumes of irrigation and frequent pesticides use, farming peanuts can be a costly endeavor.
Georgia currently has more than 500 volunteer weather observers submitting their precipitation measurements to the Community Collaborative Rain, Snow and Hail Network CAES News
Who wants a rain gauge?
This April will mark the fifth anniversary of Georgia’s Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network, part of a non-profit network of volunteer precipitation observers across the U.S. who provide daily rainfall information to the public.
A pair of beets plants are shown on the Lang Farm in Tifton, Ga. CAES News
Beets for biofuels
Beets are producing “sweet” results with researchers at the University of Georgia.
Calvin Perry, superintendent at the University of Georgia Stripling Irrigation Research Park, gives a presentation on variable-rate irrigation at the Climate Adaptation Exchange event held Feb. 8 in Tifton, Ga. CAES News
Building Resilience
Adapting to unpredictable weather is part of Lamar Black’s job as a farmer in Jenkins County, Ga. Black grows cotton, corn and peanuts on more than 400 acres, so each year he plans for and adjusts to extreme temperatures and rain, or lack thereof.