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This photo shows what a crop looks like when it's protected with row covers for four weeks (left) versus being left without row covers (right). CAES News
UGA recommends row covers for organic farmers to protect squash from insect infestations
Row covers, material used to protect plants from the cold and wind, can also protect squash from disease-carrying squash bugs and other insect pests, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Plant Pathologist Elizabeth Little.
Peanuts growing at the Lang Farm on the UGA Tifton campus in 2017. CAES News
UGA Extension releases updated water-saving peanut irrigation checkbook method
Georgia peanut farmers can save money, conserve water and produce higher yields using a new irrigation scheduling recommendation, according to Wesley Porter, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension irrigation specialist.
Bob Kemerait, UGA Cooperative Extension plant pathologist, holds up freshly dug peanut plants at Charlie Cromley's farm in Bulloch County, Georgia, while Cromley addresses the crowd at the 2018 Georgia Peanut Tour. CAES News
UGA's 2018 peanut tour showcases southeast Georgia's peanut industry
When people think of Georgia peanuts, they often think of the thousands of acres planted on the western half of the coastal plain. But the truth is that east Georgia boasts its share of peanuts as well. 
Jessica Marter-Kenyon CAES News
Peanut lab adds gender specialist
Jessica Marter-Kenyon has joined the Peanut Innovation Lab management team as an advisor on gender-related issues. As a postdoctoral research associate with the innovation lab, Marter-Kenyon holds a joint appointment with the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication at the University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
Eric Cohen and his dog Tate look for truffles during the Farm Tour on Tuesday, September 25. CAES News
UGA President Jere Morehead learns more about state's top industry during annual farm tour
University of Georgia President Jere W. Morehead traveled to South Georgia Sept. 25 to learn more about Georgia's top industry - agriculture - during his annual Farm Tour. The tour's stops highlighted the diversity of the agriculture industry, ranging from the Pure Flavor greenhouse complex in Fort Valley to Premium Peanut in Douglas.
Emran Ali works in the Plant Molecular Diagnostic Lab at UGA-Tifton.

August 30, 2018 CAES News
UGA lab provides quick diagnosis of plant pathogens
When farmers are fighting a disease that is attacking their crop, time is of the essence. 
Gaillardia SpinTop, 'Red Starburst', from Dummen Orange, is among the Trial Gardens' Classic City Award winners. CAES News
This summer's best plants shine in Trial Gardens' Classic City Awards
Georgia summers can be tough on landscape plants. That's why the Trial Gardens waits until the end of the summer to release its annual list of best-performing varieties. 
Georgia 4-H members learn valuable public speaking skills through District Project Achievement. Students, like these Taliaferro County girls, research a topic and then present their findings to an audience of their peers. CAES News
Georgia 4-H celebrates National 4-H Week Oct. 7-13
Georgia 4-H inspires kids to do — to do community service, go to new places and to learn new skills. Georgians across the state are celebrating everything 4-H’ers do during National 4-H Week on Oct. 7-13. What started as a club for farm kids has grown into the nation’s largest youth leadership organization — a place where school-aged children learn to become successful and confident adults.
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Family and Consumer Sciences specialists say planning is imperative whether you are or cooking for one person or a family of eight. You will get more variety and flavor in your meals if you write down menus for the whole week. Plan for several weeks, and make some dishes in larger quantities that can be divided and frozen for later use. CAES News
Cooking for one is easier with tips from UGA Extension nutrition experts
Eating alone and cooking for one can be challenging. Most recipes and food products are meant for more than one person. With some planning and a little help from University of Georgia Cooperative Extension, solo eaters can prepare healthy, delicious meals.

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