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Baking up a better soil makes for a successful garden
Soil tests, provided by University of Georgia Cooperative Extension, give gardeners the recipes for successful gardens. Soil amendments, like river sand, mushroom compost, horse manure, coffee grounds, chicken litter and wood ash, can give the soil a much-needed nutrient boost.
Adding flowering plants isn't the only way to add fragrance to landscapes. Trees, like this Chionanthus virginicus (white fringetree or grancy graybeard), can also provide beautiful and fragrant flowers. CAES News
Fragrant plants can be pleasant to your sense of smell and attract pollinators
Planting a fragrant garden can be pleasant to your sense of smell and attract insects, bats, and hummingbird pollinators. Fragrance strength and quality can be affected by environmental factors such as humidity, soil moisture and nutrients.
Native azaleas typically have tubular flowers with long stamens that extend beyond their petals. University of Georgia scientist Carol Robacker is studying many of the native azaleas that grow in the Piedmont region to determine which ones are adapted to Georgia. CAES News
Successfully transplanting landscape plants takes forethought, preparation
Fall and early winter are the best time to relocate large trees and shrubs. Moving established plants from one location to another can change your landscape without costing you money.
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension experts say before planting seeds or transplants, first have your soil tested. After adding the recommended nutrients, then select plant varieties that are known to perform well in Georgia. CAES News
Fall gardens need sun, good soil, Georgia-friendly plants
Before planting a fall garden, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension specialists say select a spot that gets a lot of sun, have your soil tested and plant Georgia-friendly varieties.
“Rural Stress: Promising Practices and Future Directions,” an interdisciplinary roundtable on the challenges facing rural America, will be held in Atlanta Dec. 10-11, 2018, at the Crowne Plaza Atlanta-Airport. CAES News
University of Georgia convenes rural stress roundtable to lay the groundwork for a healthier rural America
The challenges facing rural America today are diverse, and the answers to rural issues won’t come from a single expert or institution.
John Gorton of Sumter County has won the Georgia 4-H 2018 Watermelon Growing Contest with at 168.6-pound melon. CAES News
Sumter County 4-H'er wins state watermelon-growing competition
With a watermelon weighing in at 168.6 pounds, John Gorton of Sumter County won the Georgia 4-H 2018 Watermelon Growing Contest.
Peanut comparison of healthy peanuts vs. peanuts infected with white mold disease in 2017. CAES News
Georgia farmers considering early harvest time for peanut crop
Plant diseases, like leaf spot and white mold, are forcing Georgia peanut farmers to consider moving their harvest times up a few days, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension peanut agronomist Scott Monfort.
Whiteflies on a cotton plant in a lab on the UGA Tifton campus.
August 24, 2018 CAES News
Whitefly pressure a concern for cotton growers with late planted crop
Georgia cotton farmers who planted their crop late this year need to be mindful of potential whitefly pressure, according to Phillip Roberts, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension entomologist.
Georgia is the No. 1 producer of peanuts in the U.S. and Georgia growers grow 50 percent of the nation's total production. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension peanut entomologist Mark Abney says peanuts are one of the most sustainable crops. CAES News
Peach State proves to be peanut powerhouse
National Peanut Day is September 13. Although Georgia is known as the "Peach State," it is also the No. 1 producer of peanuts in the U.S. Last year, American farmers produced almost 2 million tons of peanuts. The U.S. is ranked third in worldwide peanut production, behind China and India.

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