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Calvin Perry instructs 4-H campers during the annual 4-H20 camp at Stripling Irrigation Research Park. CAES News
UGA C.M. Stripling Irrigation Research Park recognized for practicing water conservation
Thanks to its pledge to help farmers use irrigation more efficiently, the University of Georgia’s C.M. Stripling Irrigation Research Park has been included in the Georgia Water Coalition’s 2018 Clean 13 Report.
Rainfall during August was heavier than normal over the western half of the state and lighter over the eastern half. CAES News
Georgia wet in the west, dry in the east in August 2018
Heavy rainfall across the western half of Georgia helped to keep daytime temperatures low, while nighttime temperatures were a little above normal throughout August. 
About 160 soybean scientists tour UGA's Iron Horse during the 2018 Soybean Breeders Tour. CAES News
Scientists put soy in the spotlight at international conference hosted by UGA
People don’t often associate Georgia with soybeans, but for a time last week, the state became the epicenter for international soybean science.
UGA graduate student Chandler Mulvaney (right) is shown with UGA alumnus Hiram Larew (center) and UGA Office of Global Programs Director Amrit Bart at the annual Association for International Agriculture and Rural Development meeting in Washington, D.C. Mulvaney was able to attend the conference thanks to funding provided by Larew. CAES News
AIARD conference eye-opening for UGA master's degree candidate
After spending a year in Ghana working to provide support to farmers and leading a 4-H-style program for children, Chandler Mulvaney has a passion for international agriculture. 
UGA-Tifton professor Greg Fonsah talks to a student during UGA ShowCAES in 2016. CAES News
UGA-Tifton set to host students during annual ShowCAES event
The University of Georgia Tifton campus invites high school and college students to ShowCAES 2018, an annual recruitment event that educates students and their parents about admission requirements and academic programs that are offered by UGA’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
Pitbull/Labrador Retriever mix CAES News
When planning for hurricane season, don't forget to include your pets
The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season kicked off with Subtropical Storm Alberto in May, and more powerful storms are anticipated as the season progresses. The best way to ensure the safety of your family during hurricane season is to be prepared with a disaster plan. If you are a pet owner, that plan should include your pets.
The Asian longhorned tick, an invasive tick species recently identified in several Eastern U.S. states, has been documented as far south as North Carolina. CAES News
Hunting season and fall hikes mean it's time for Georgians to stay tick smart
Georgia is already home to 22 species of ticks, but there may be another tiny bloodsucker hiding in the woods on your next hike.
Upland cotton typically produces cotton with short or medium fibers.  Regents' Professor Andrew Paterson, and fellow CAES crop and soil sciences professor Peng Chee, are working to develop upland cotton varieties with longer fibers. CAES News
UGA to host annual Cotton and Peanut Research Field Day
Farmers and industry supporters are invited to the annual University of Georgia Cotton and Peanut Research Field Day to be held on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, on the UGA Tifton campus and UGA research farms in Tift County.
In CAES News
Sustainable gardening symposium set for September at Monastery of the Holy Spirit
“Sustainable Gardening for the Southeast" is set for Sept. 8 at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers, Georgia. The full-day workshop will begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude by 3:30 p.m.

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