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UGA Cooperative Extension entomologists hosted two insect scouting schools at the Tifton Campus Conference Center and the Southeast Georgia Research and Education Center in Midville, Georgia. CAES News
UGA Extension scouting schools draw agriculturists from across the state
Even in a world of remote-monitoring stations and farm technology, farmers haven’t found anything better than the human eye to identify emerging crop problems.
With so many electronic devices and indoor activities vying for children's time, it's more important than ever for parents to encourage kids to explore the outdoors. CAES News
Parents and children can explore the outdoors together
It’s been 10 years since author Richard Louv coined the term “nature deficit disorder” to describe children who are developmentally behind because they spend so much time inside. 
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Peanut Innovation Lab seeks proposals for research projects on nutrition and gender & youth
The Peanut Innovation Lab has issued requests for proposals in two new areas of inquiry: nutrition and gender/youth.
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Peanut breeders gather in Uganda to kick off Innovation Lab projects
Collaborators in two of the Peanut Innovation Lab’s first projects met this month in Uganda to kick off work to strengthen a promising coalition of peanut breeders working together across the continent. The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Peanut is a research program funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development and managed by the University of Georgia's College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
Stanley Culpepper looks for cotton plants among pigweed at a plot at the Ponder Farm in Tifton, Georgia. CAES News
Palmer amaranth management key for Georgia cotton farmers
Using postemergence herbicides to control problematic weeds has been recently successful for Georgia cotton farmers, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension weed specialist Stanley Culpepper.
Poison ivy grows up a tree in Jackson, Ga. CAES News
Identifying poison ivy isn't as easy as 'leaves of three'
Poison ivy is one of gardeners’ most dreaded landscape weeds, and it is growing and thriving now. If you have ever experienced the red, itchy, blistery rash that comes from being in contact with this weed, then you understand gardeners’ disdain for this plant. 
Kudzu bugs overwintering in bark. CAES News
Natural enemy suppresses kudzu bug population
A tiny wasp — known as “Paratelenomus saccharalis” — is cutting down kudzu bug populations and Georgia soybean farmers’ need to treat for the pest, according to Michael Toews, a University of Georgia entomologist based on the UGA Tifton campus.
More than 160,000 children nationwide miss school every day out of fear of being bullied, according to the National Education Association. CAES News
The signs of bullying are subtle but parents need to be aware
The StopBullying.gov website defines bullying as “unwanted, aggressive behavior among school-age children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance.” Bullying can include making threats, spreading rumors, physically or verbally attacking someone, and excluding someone from a group on purpose.
Whether you are planning a trip out of state or a short trip in Georgia, planning ahead will make for a less stressful vacation. Packing essentials like first aid items, sunscreen and medications will make health problems away from home less trying. CAES News
Plan ahead and pack the essentials for a safe, stress-free vacation
We are well into longer, hotter days and children are out of school and eagerly anticipating family vacation. Whether you attend a family reunion in a rural area or head to the big city, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension offers several tips to help you have a fun, safe vacation.

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