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Lenny Wells conducts a pecan pruning clinic in Wilcox County on Jan. 31, 2018. CAES News
Pecan farmers should prune now
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.
Chuck Pugh of Cane Creek Farm in Cumming, Georgia, and Joshua Marshall of Lyons, Georgia, are among the military veterans who have participated in the University of Georgia's FarmAgain Program. CAES News
UGA program helps farmers, veterans return to farming after illness, disability
The University of Georgia connects military veterans to farming through Farm Again, a program that assists farmers who have chronic health conditions and disabilities. Farm Again provides a wide variety of services, including one-on-one technical assistance and resources for adapting farming tasks to make them easier.
Spotted wing drosophila on a blueberry. CAES News
UGA entomologist encourages the use of cultural practices in managing spotted wing drosophila (SWD)
University of Georgia entomologist Ashfaq Sial advises Georgia blueberry farmers to manage the spotted wing drosophila (SWD), the crop’s most destructive pest, by incorporating cultural practices into farming.
The blooms of the 'Kanjiro' camellia bring in an assortment of pollinators. CAES News
'Kanjiro' camellias are beautiful and attract pollinators like bees and butterflies.
In Japanese, the word “kanjiro” means “you must feel.” I’m not sure if that means “to touch” or “to experience,” but the ‘Kanjiro’ camellia is certainly one to experience. The ‘Kanjiro’ camellia is known botanically as “Camellia hiemalis” and debuted in 1954. The longevity of this camellia cultivar, which is entering its 64th year, is a testament to both its character and performance in the landscape.
Pecans on the ground on the UGA Tifton Campus in this 2013 photo. CAES News
Georgia pecan yields estimated between 90 million and 100 million pounds
Hurricane Irma, downgraded to a tropical storm when it entered the state, damaged about 30 percent of Georgia’s pecan crop, and the storm’s effects could linger into next growing season, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension pecan specialist Lenny Wells.
The Christmas cactus is made up of colorful, iridescent bracts. This true cactus, minus thorns, is native to the South American rainforest. CAES News
Enjoy Christmas cactus year after year
Most gardeners know that getting poinsettias to rebloom is a task that is beyond formidable. However, the Christmas cactus, which is rare in beauty, is actually easy to grow and rebloom, maybe even for the rest of your life.
In order for hunters, like University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agent Keith Fielder, to land deer like this nine-point buck, Georgia's deer population needs proper nutrition. A variety of foods are essential to a healthy herd. Much like humans, deer need proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and water. CAES News
Whitetail deer nutrition essential to animals' size and survival
While deer can survive for a relatively long period of time on little to no food, the effects of a nutritional deficiency can be seen for up to two years after the deficiency. This often results in decreased body weights, decreased birth weights and decreased antler mass across the population.
The 42nd annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show and Conference will be held at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center in Tifton, Georgia. CAES News
UGA-Tifton to host annual peanut farm show
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 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that between 80 and 90 percent of car seats are not correctly installed. This image shows the correct and incorrect ways to use a child safety car seat. CAES News
Parents learn proper car seat installation at UGA Extension classes
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agents in Telfair and Tattnall counties help children travel safely by teaching their parents how to properly install car seats.

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