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  1. Conservation Innovation GrantRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 9, 2018 | Georgia Faces

    A $198,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture -sponsored Conservation Innovation Grant will support ongoing University of Georgia research on cover crops and the effects of those crops on water quality and availability for row crop production. The grant, which is administered through the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, enables scientists from the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences to join Clemson University in collaborating on this research.

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  2. Pecan PruningRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 25 | Georgia Faces

    Pruning young pecan trees is a necessity and, if done properly, can save farmers the hassle of pruning older, much larger trees, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension pecan specialist Lenny Wells. Pruning should be done in the first three or four years of a tree's life to train the tree to grow with one central "leader," or trunk.

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  3. Ag ForecastRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 22 | Georgia Faces

    Commodity updates for high-value row crops like peanuts and cotton highlight this year's Georgia Ag Forecast meetings, which are currently being held statewide. Georgia Ag Forecast, presented by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences in partnership with Georgia Farm Bureau and the Georgia Department of Agriculture, is an annual seminar series that features CAES economists' agricultural market outlooks for the upcoming growing season.

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  4. Spotted wing drosophilaRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2017 | Georgia Faces

    University of Georgia entomologist Ashfaq Sial advises Georgia blueberry farmers to manage the spotted wing drosophila , the crop's most destructive pest, by incorporating cultural practices into farming. Practices likes heavy pruning, controlled burns of the wooded areas surrounding blueberry fields, and the use of weed mat as a ground cover are effective management tools.

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  5. Peanut Farm ShowRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 3, 2018 | Georgia Faces

    The University of Georgia Peanut Team will provide Georgia producers a glimpse into the upcoming growing season when it hosts the UGA peanut production seminar at the annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show and Conference on Thursday, Jan. 18. The 42nd annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show and Conference will be held at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center in Tifton, Georgia. The farm show opens at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 2:30 p.m. UGA's production seminar is set for 9-10:30 a.m. UGA scientists will emphasize the importance of disease, insect and weed management in peanuts.

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  6. Production CostsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 21, 2017 | Georgia Faces

    Economists from the University of Georgia's College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences recommend that Georgia farmers understand their production costs before planting next year's crops. Amanda Smith, a UGA Cooperative Extension economist in the CAES Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, says prices for diesel, some chemicals and land rent have increased, while seed and fertilizer continue to be significant expenses of growing crops.

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  7. Georgia's Peanut CropRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 19, 2017 | Georgia Faces

    Georgia's dryland peanut crop excelled this year, while irrigated fields lacked in comparison to past years, said University of Georgia Cooperative Extension peanut agronomist Scott Monfort. The result is a crop estimated to average 4,400 pounds per acre.

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  8. New Muscadine VarietyRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2017 | Georgia Faces

    Released by UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences plant breeder Patrick Conner, 'Paulk' produces significantly larger grapes than typical muscadine varieties. 'Paulk' is also self-fertile, meaning that it doesn't require a pollinator plant to produce fruit.

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  9. UGA Ag ForecastRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 4, 2017 | Georgia Faces

    The Georgia Ag Forecast seminar series will be held Jan. 30 through Feb. 7 at six sites across the state. University of Georgia agricultural economists will present insights into the latest market and regulatory conditions for the state's largest industry - agriculture.

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  10. Corn CropRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 21, 2017 | Georgia Faces

    Georgia's corn yields were lower than expected this season due to prolonged cloudy conditions this summer, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension corn, soybean and small grains agronomist Reagan Noland. Following this harvest season, Noland said that farmers reported yields that were between 8 and 12 percent below average.

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  11. Peach CropRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 5, 2017 | Georgia Faces

    Cooler temperatures are needed this winter to avoid another disastrous peach season, according to Jeff Cook, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension County coordinator in Taylor and Peach counties. Last year's mild winter contributed to Georgia's peach industry suffering an 80 percent loss.

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  12. Pecan HarvestRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 8, 2017 | Georgia Faces

    Tropical Storm Irma broke pecan tree limbs, knocked trees down and blew nuts off the trees and out of their shucks when it moved through Georgia in early September, yet University of Georgia Cooperative Extension pecan specialist Lenny Wells is still optimistic about this year's crop. He estimates yields ranging from 85 to 100 million pounds.

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  13. Pecan Cover CropsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2017 | Georgia Faces

    University of Georgia Cooperative Extension pecan specialist Lenny Wells recommends planting crimson clover, or a similar cover crop, in pecan orchards to supply much-needed nitrogen and build up organic matter in the soil. Whether used in fields where row crops are produced or planted in home gardens, cover crops are most often planted during the fall.

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  14. TrufflesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 22, 2017 | Georgia Faces

    University of Georgia plant pathologist Tim Brenneman has studied the viability of truffles in the state's pecan orchards for years. This winter, he will advance his research by introducing the European variety of truffles to Georgia pecan trees.

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  15. Pesticide DriftRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 18, 2017 | Georgia Faces

    No official pesticide drift complaints have been reported to the Georgia Department of Agriculture this year due to in-season applications of dicamba, or 2,4-D. Sound science and assistance from University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agents led to Georgia farmers' success in using dicamba technology in cotton and soybeans, according to UGA Extension weed specialist Stanley Culpepper.

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  16. New EntomologistRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2017 | Georgia Faces

    Shimat Joseph, an entomologist based on the University of Georgia Griffin campus, will research turfgrass and ornamental plant pests as the newest member of the UGA Turfgrass Team. "There are a lot of pests in turfgrasses: chinch bugs in Saint Augustine grass, two-lined spittlebugs, fall armyworms, white grubs, hunting bugs and weevils," he said.

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  17. Agricultural Awareness DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2017 | Georgia Faces

    On Tuesday, Oct. 24, approximately 900 fourth-graders from Georgia's Tift and Cook counties will convene on the University of Georgia Tifton campus for this fall's Agricultural and Environmental Awareness Day. Since 2001, the campus has held an event in the spring during which elementary school students learn to plant crops.

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  18. Sunbelt ExpoRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 12, 2017 | Georgia Faces

    University of Georgia President Jere W. Morehead discussed the future of Georgia agriculture with industry leaders at the 40th annual Sunbelt Agricultural Expo in Moultrie, Georgia, on Tuesday, Oct. 17. "I look forward to the Sunbelt Expo every year," Morehead said. "Speaking with agricultural leaders from across the state always serves as a constant reminder of the critical role the University of Georgia plays in supporting our state's most important industry."

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  19. Aspergillus Crown RotRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 14, 2017 | Georgia Faces

    Aspergillus crown rot disease is on the rise in Georgia peanut fields and University of Georgia researchers are working to pinpoint why. At present, university scientists recommend that farmers encountering this problem in their fields stop saving seed from year to year in an effort to reduce the disease while better control methods are found.

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  20. Irrigation OutreachRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 5, 2017 | Georgia Faces

    As part of an irrigation efficiency study by University of Georgia Cooperative Extension, a 29-person team of social scientists, agricultural economists, climatologists, agricultural engineers and UGA Extension agents from the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is studying agricultural irrigation in order to increase the water-use efficiency in row crops common to southern Georgia. Laura Perry Johnson, associate dean for UGA Extension, started the project in response to a report issued during the Georgia-Florida water wars, a legal dispute over water from the Chattahoochee and Flint rivers.

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