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“Clean eating” can be a good start to a healthier diet but not a cure-all
Over the past few years, “clean eating” has become a popular way to describe a diet of simple foods, and food manufacturers have taken note. Following consumer demand, food companies have simplified their ingredient lists, introduced clean labeling and started to advertise their products as “clean.”
Did you know that University of Georgia Cooperative Extension has a library of information on how to prepare for and recover from natural disasters and household emergencies? From packing an emergency preparedness kit to rehabbing a water logged landscape, Georgians can find the emergency information they need by visiting extension.uga.edu/topic-areas/timely-topics/emergencies.html . CAES News
Forecasters expect an early start to Georgia's tropical storm season
Longtime residents of Georgia may remember the devastating floods of Tropical Storm Alberto in July 1994. The rain was so intense that Georgia’s one-day rainfall record was set during that storm: 21.10 inches of rain was recorded in Americus, Georgia, over a 24-hour period ending on July 6, 1994, as the storm stalled over the state. Despite that incredible record and the resulting damage, the National Hurricane Center did not retire that storm’s name. “Alberto” is the first on the list of Atlantic tropical storm names for the 2018 season, which begins on June 1.
Fulton County University of Georgia Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development Agent Laurie Murrah-Hanson teaches a Yoga for Kids class to Fulton County 4-H'ers. CAES News
Georgia 4-H introduces Georgia students to yoga this summer
Georgia 4-H focuses on teaching kids about their heads, hearts, health and hands. When 4-H clubs started offering Yoga for Kids three years ago, the program was a perfect fit.
Insect scouting is an important part of any vegetable management plan. CAES News
Insect scouting is an important part of any vegetable management plan
Whether you work on a large family farm, in a home vegetable garden, or in a small, community garden vegetable plot, routinely scouting for insects should be an important part of your vegetable-growing plan.
A UGA student shows off his mealworm chocolate chip cookie at the UGA Insect Zoo in April 2010. CAES News
Insect agriculture advocates from around the world gather to set guidelines for entomophagy
Worldwide interest in the art of turning insects into food, known as “entomophagy,” is growing.
Watermelons sit in a truck after being harvested on the UGA Tifton campus. CAES News
Georgia watermelon farmers mindful of potential disease pressure following rainfall
Georgia watermelon producers are busy guarding their crops against potential disease pressure following last week’s rainfall.
Pepper weevil on a plant. CAES News
UGA urges farmers, agricultural workers to combat pepper weevils
Pepper weevils are such a threat to Georgia’s pepper crop that University of Georgia vegetable entomologist David Riley says Georgia farmers and agricultural workers should immediately kill any weevils found on fruit, equipment or clothes.
Building a raised bed garden can be the perfect way to have a garden in limited space where the soil conditions are poor. But there are drawbacks to raised bed gardens, like the soil dries out quickly. CAES News
Changing seasons in a gardener's life
Gardens, like gardeners, age and change with time. Unfortunately, the gardener’s ability to perform maintenance and the garden’s demand for it often greatly diverge. Many of the gardeners I meet in my job as a University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agent face challenges keeping things up as they grow older. Many eventually move to a different residence so they have a smaller area to maintain and leave behind years of hard work and memories.
When eliminating fleas, you must treat both your pet and your pet's environment, including its house and bedding. CAES News
The best defense against fleas is a good offense
With the first few weeks of hot weather under Georgia’s belt for summer 2018, dog owners across the state may notice their canine companions starting to scratch a little more often. 

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