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Beekeeper and bees at the UGA Bee Laboratory on the university's Horticulture Research Farm in Watkinsville, Georgia. CAES News
Pollinator power: The biology of the honeybee
There are many bee look-alikes in the insect world. One way to distinguish a bee from other insects is to learn some bee biology.
Alex Csinos, Professor Emeritus in Plant Pathology, talks about tobacco during the Tobacco Tour at UGA-Tifton on June 13, 2018. CAES News
Georgia's tobacco crop hurt by excessive rainfall in May
Excessive rainfall in May reduced the potential yield of Georgia’s tobacco crop by as much as 15 percent, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension tobacco agronomist J. Michael Moore.
Data collected by remote moisture sensors, drone-mounted cameras and automated weather stations are changing will fuel the next agricultural revolution. University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will launch a new, interdisciplinary graduate Certificate in Agricultural Data Science this fall. CAES News
CAES launches interdisciplinary Certificate in Agricultural Data Science
From remote moisture sensors that produce a real-time feed of soil conditions to drones that use optical data to spot plant disease, the next green revolution will be fueled by new streams of data.
Pam Knox, newly named interim director of the University of Georgia Automated Environmental Monitoring Network, checks the data logger at the weather station on the Durham Horticulture Farm in Watkinsville, Georgia. CAES News
Pam Knox named interim director of UGA weather network
University of Georgia agricultural climatologist Pam Knox has been named interim director of UGA’s network of 86 weather stations across Georgia.
A cold slice of Georgia-grown watermelon is a natural snack for a hot summer day. University of Georgia food safety specialists say that once a melon is cut, either serve or refrigerate it immediately. The juicy surfaces of cut melons are great places for bacteria to multiply if conditions are warm. CAES News
UGA Extension expert shares tips for serving fresh melons at home
Watermelon, cantaloupe and other melons should be thoroughly cleaned and refrigerated after they are cut, says University of Georgia Cooperative Extension foods specialist.
Cotton on the UGA Tifton campus in this 2013 file photo. CAES News
Here's why it's important to plant cotton as soon as possible
If Georgia farmers plan to plant cotton, they need to do so as soon as possible. Only 86 percent of the state’s crop has been planted as of June 10, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Crop Progress and Condition Report for Georgia.
Canned beans in a pressure canner. May, 2008. CAES News
Prepare your kitchen for canning produce this summer
Canning season is here and, even if you haven’t harvested your backyard tomatoes or okra yet, it’s time to get ready.
4-H members enjoyed a trip to UGA's Stripling Irrigation Research Park for 4-H20 camp on Wednesday, June 6. CAES News
Annual 4-H camp educates children about the importance of water conservation in agriculture
4-H20 camp, sponsored by the University of Georgia, educates south Georgia 4-H’ers about the importance of water conservation in agriculture.
Newly named University of Georgia turfgrass researcher David Jespersen was among the UGA experts who presented their research findings at the Turfgrass Research Field Day on Thursday, Aug. 4. Jespersen is shown sharing the results of a UGA research project that evaluated the drought tolerance of four turfgrass species. CAES News
Turfgrass Research Field Day set for Aug. 9 in Griffin, Georgia
The University of Georgia Turfgrass Research Field Day is set for Thursday, Aug. 9, on the UGA Griffin campus. The event will include updates on the latest research about the diseases, insects and weeds that affect Georgia turfgrasses.

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