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When it comes to lawn irrigation, too much water can hurt lawns just as much as not enough water does. CAES News
When irrigating lawns, too much water can be too much of a good thing
Georgia has had a fairly mild spring this year, but the summer heat is right around the corner and with it comes thirsty, thirsty lawns. 
Members of the UGA-Tifton 2018 spring and summer graduation classes pose for a picture outside the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center on April 29, 2018. CAES News
UGA-Tifton recognizes largest graduating class during spring ceremony
The University of Georgia Tifton campus recognized 32 College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences spring and summer graduates at a special ceremony held on Sunday, April 29, at the Tifton Campus Conference Center.
To maintain a healthy compost pile, you need to maintain the proper moisture level. Compost organisms need water to survive and function at their best. Inadequate water will inhibit the activities of compost organisms, resulting in a slower compost process. If the pile is too moist, water will displace air and create anaerobic conditions. The moisture level of a compost pile should be roughly 40 to 60 percent. CAES News
By recycling food and lawn scraps, you can create compost and feed the worms
Use a compost bin to turn fruit and vegetable scraps and lawn debris into rich compost to feed vegetable gardens and landscape plants.
Angelita Acebes is the new Extension pecan entomologist on the UGA Tifton campus. CAES News
Pecan entomologist Angelita Acebes joins the UGA Tifton campus
New University of Georgia Cooperative Extension pecan entomologist Angelita Acebes hopes to find more effective, sustainable solutions for Georgia farmers managing pest insects.
Chef Daniel Peach of Botiwalla checks in on school-aged chefs Nile Smith of Roswell North Elementary School, Isaiah Farrow of Georgia Connections Academy, and Parker Payne of Woodward Academy as they put the finishing touches on their kale salad and grilled cheese sandwich during the inaugural Fulton Fresh Kids Cooking Competition. CAES News
Young chefs can sharpen their cooking skills at Fulton Fresh Cooking Competition
Does your child ever watch cooking competition shows like “Chopped Junior” or Iron Chef America” and say, “I could do that!”? Fulton Fresh is offering children that chance this spring with their second annual spring Fulton Fresh Cooking Competition on Wednesday, May 30. 
Distracted driving is more than checking or sending text messages on your phone. It is any activity that diverts attention from driving, including talking on your phone, eating and drinking, talking to people in your vehicle, fiddling with the stereo, entertainment or navigation system or anything that takes your attention away from the task of safe driving. CAES News
Cell phones aren't the only things that cause distracted driving
Taking your eyes off the road for five seconds at 55 miles per hour is like driving the length of a football field with your eyes closed, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Startling, but most of us have glanced at the GPS, grabbed our phone, reprimanded a child or even had a heated conversation, all while driving.  
Peanuts growing at the Lang Farm on the UGA Tifton campus in 2017. CAES News
Proper peanut rotations can have positive impact on yields
Farmers may have more success growing peanuts if they don’t continuously plant in the same field, according to Scott Tubbs, University of Georgia Tifton campus’s research cropping system agronomist for peanuts.
Each year the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences offers paid research internships to Georgia high school students through the UGA Young Scholars Program. The application deadline for summer 2017's internships is Jan. 31. CAES News
UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences announces high school programs for summer 2018
High school students can explore the sciences through a variety of hands-on summer programs offered by the University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES).
University of Georgia organic horticulture expert Julia Gaskin will lead a session on selecting and managing cover crops during this year's Georgia Organics Conference. Participants will learn how to choose the right cover crop combinations to meet specific goals through production-rotation scenarios. Gaskin is shown teaching participants about soil composition at the 2011 Georgia Organics Conference. CAES News
Sustainable agriculture advocate honored with University of Georgia Walter Barnard Hill Award for Distinguished Achievement in Public Service and Outreach
For the past 19 years, Julia Gaskin has worked to prove that conservation tillage and cover crops don’t have to be dirty words when it comes to conventional farming. 

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