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Hydrangea paniculata varieties, like 'Chantilly Lace' and 'Pink Winky,' have both sterile and fertile flowers and attract a lot of bees, butterflies and other pollinators. CAES News
Thanks to pollinator gardens, insect-watching has become a popular pastime
Move over bird-watchers! Backyard insect-watching has become a popular pastime thanks to the public’s increased interest in pollinator health and habitats. Learning about the types of the bees and the wing colors of migrating butterflies can enrich the pollinator experience in the home garden.
Jared Whitaker, UGA Extension cotton agronomist, speaks during the Midville Field Day in 2014. CAES News
Row crop research to highlight annual Midville Field Day
University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) researchers and Cooperative Extension agents and specialists will share current research on popular Georgia row crops at the 2018 Midville Field Day, set for Wednesday, Aug. 15, at the Southeast Georgia Research and Education Center in Midville, Georgia.
Kudzu bugs overwintering in bark. CAES News
"Wild Spotter" will help citizen scientists and researchers track and stop spread of invasive species
Thanks to a new app, citizen scientists can help researchers track and stop the spread of invasive species like feral pigs, Chinese privet, cogongrass and kudzu bugs by reporting and mapping sightings of these invasive species.
University of Georgia blueberry scientist Scott NeSmith has to keep birds away from his blueberry crop so that he can research and breed new varieties for Georgia growers. His latest trick — using a dancing, inflatable tube man to scare the birds — may lead passersby to believe that the UGA Griffin campus is selling cars. CAES News
Dancing, inflatable tube man helps to keep birds off of UGA's research blueberries
Farmers have used scarecrows to keep birds away from field crops for more than 3,000 years. University of Georgia blueberry scientist Scott NeSmith uses a dancing, inflatable tube man to scare the birds away from his research plants.
Blueberries growing on the Alapaha farm in Alapaha, Georgia in this file photo. CAES News
Spring freeze dooms Georgia blueberries for second consecutive year
An early spring freeze cost Georgia’s blueberry farmers as much as 60 percent of their crop this season, according to Renee Allen, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agent for commercial blueberry production.
Crawford County ANR and 4-H agent Sarah Greer looks in a sweep net to see if her 4-H student caught any insects. CAES News
Georgia 4-H'ers learn about cotton during workshop on UGA Tifton campus
A select group of Georgia 4-H members learned about cotton production and the crop’s global impact as part of a daylong Cotton STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Workshop held on the University of Georgia Tifton campus on Thursday, July 19.
Founding members of the National Initiative for Consumer Horticulture include (l-r) Suzi McCoy (Garden Media Group), Ellen Bauske (University of Georgia), Gail Langellotto (Oregon State University) Tom Bewick (USDA-NIFA), Casey Scale (American Public Gardens Association) Pam Bennett (The Ohio State University), Julie Weisenhorn (Minnesota State University) and Debbie Hamrick (North Carolina Farm Bureau Federation). CAES News
New initiative aimed at promoting health benefits of plants
A new national initiative encourages consumers to add plants to their homes and landscapes for the health benefits plants provide.
Events, like this Halloween celebration at the Healthy Life Community Garden in Griffin, Georgia, bring the public into community gardens. To help ensure a garden's long lifespan, it must be visible to people outside the group of garden supporters, says University of Georgia community garden expert Becky Griffin. CAES News
Make the most of your community garden through event planning
A community garden is much more than raised beds and vegetables. The garden builds a sense of community. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension offers tips to help your garden reach its full potential.
August 8, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension will host a tour of four northeast Georgia vineyards, focusing on the cultivation practices and grape varieties that have made Georgia's burgeoning wine industry possible. CAES News
North Georgia vineyard tour showcases UGA Extension research and growers know how
Georgia’s wine industry has surged in size and popularity over the past decade, but this success didn’t happen overnight.

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