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Co-authored by Thomas Foken, Monique Leclerc's book, Footprints in Micrometeorology and Ecology, is the first textbook on the subject and covers how to interpret meteorological measurements made at a given level over a surface with regard to characteristic properties such as roughness, albedo, heat, moisture, carbon dioxide and other gases. CAES News
Micrometeorology Textbook
Some landscapes — like forests — are known for keeping carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. Others shed carbon dioxide or other gasses that can affect the environment. Calculating just how much of each gas is held or released can be difficult but University of Georgia scientist Monique Leclerc has literally written the book on the subject.
Georgia's Vidalia onions are available to purchase now. To keep their sweet taste around all year long, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension food safety experts say to store them in the freezer. CAES News
Onion Crop
Despite a frigid, rain-filled winter, Vidalia onion farmers expect a good, quality crop this season.
A watermelon plant is pictured in a field in Ty Ty, Ga. on Wednesday, April 30. The plant was planted on March 28. CAES News
Watermelon Crop
An abundance of rainfall hurt last year’s watermelon crop in Georgia. This year, late cold snaps stunted the growth of early-planted melons and may cause prices to plummet, say University of Georgia Extension experts.
This is a file photo of a center pivot irrigation system being used. CAES News
Water Conservation Project
Researchers in the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences are teaming up with IBM to work with farmers in Georgia’s Lower Flint River Basin to enhance water efficiency by up to 20 percent.
Georgia Farmer of the Year Philip Grimes receives a plaque from Gov. Nathan Deal, on right, and Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black, on left. CAES News
Georgia Farmer of Year
Philip Grimes, who grows peanuts, cotton, cantaloupes, snap beans and broccoli in Tift County is dedicated to achieving maximum yields through sound conservation practices. The 2014 recipient of the Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Georgia Farmer of the Year award has long been the envy of Tifton’s agricultural neighborhood.
Sweet potatoes harvested from a backyard garden in Butts County, Ga. CAES News
'Tater' Time
It’s time to plant potatoes or “taters” as Southerners say. Unlike many spring vegetables, potatoes can be planted as early as four weeks prior to the last frost of the season.
Squash vine borer larva inside squash vine. CAES News
Modified Organics
To place the certified organic seal on their produce, farmers must follow a strict list of rules. Home gardeners who want to use organic practices can take the first steps by using methods one University of Georgia expert calls “modified organics.”
Tomato leaves can curl in response to environmental stresses, like lack of water, or as a symptom of a disease, like tomato leaf curl virus, shown here. CAES News
Control Plant Diseases
The same fungal, bacteria and viral diseases that affect vegetable farmers can have the same detrimental impact on backyard gardeners’ spring and fall gardens.
A late January 2014 winter storm brought an ice and snow storm to Georgia leaving three-fourths of the state a winter wonderland. A mailbox is covered in ice in Screven County in southeast Georgia. CAES News
Late Frost Predicted
A snowstorm, followed by a few beautiful sunny days and then another snow and ice storm – this is a summary of the weather conditions in Georgia since the last week of January. A University of Georgia climatologist says don’t be surprised if the polar vortex sends another snowstorm and a late frost before spring officially arrives.
A grower sells fresh cut flowers at a farmers market in Henry County. CAES News
Small Farmer Workshop
UGA Extension will present a workshop for would-be small farmers on March 14 on the Central Georgia Technical College campus in Milledgeville.