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This Southeastern Myotis is one of the 16 bat species that live in Georgia. CAES News
This Halloween season make room for Georgia's bats
Bats may have a reputation for being spooky, but UGA researchers say a world without bats would be absolutely terrifying.
Uprooted pecan tree in Tift County due to Hurricane Michael.

10-11-18 CAES News
Important agriculture disaster assistance meeting to be held at UGA-Tifton
All farmers with crops and commodities affected by Hurricane Michael are invited to attend an agriculture disaster assistance information session to be held at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center at 2 p.m. Monday, October 22.
Peanut harvest will be delayed this year because of Hurricane Michael and the damage to buying points and shellers in South Georgia. CAES News
Georgia peanuts infrastructure significantly impacted by Hurricane Michael
Georgia peanut farmers, still reeling from the effects of Hurricane Michael on October 10-11, are facing uncertainty about when and where to unload their crop after harvest, says University of Georgia Cooperative Extension peanut agronomist Scott Monfort.
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agents Nan Bostick (left) and Lindsey Hayes (right) tour one of Rob Cohen's (center) pecan orchards in Decatur County, Georgia. CAES News
Georgia farmers face $3 billion in losses from Hurricane Michael
Hurricane Michael blew across southwest Georgia on Oct. 10, causing at least $3 billion in losses to the state’s agriculture industry, according to early estimates from University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agricultural economists and Extension agents.
Some farms experienced close to 90 percent loss of their vegetable crops last week when Hurricane Michael tore through southwestern Georgia. 
In this Grady County field, the wind lodged plants and defoliated them, exposing the peppers to sun damage. CAES News
Michael deals $480 million blow to Georgia's vegetable farmers
With the state’s late summer and fall vegetable crop close to harvest, Georgia vegetable farmers estimate more than $480 million in losses from Hurricane Michael.
Hurricane Michael's strong winds uprooted pecan trees in Tift County. CAES News
Hurricane Michael leaves mark on Georgia's pecan industry
Georgia’s pecan industry was forever changed by Hurricane Michael’s path of destruction through the southwest part of the state on Oct. 10-11, according to Lenny Wells, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension pecan specialist.
UGA President Jere Morehead is pictured with CAES Ambassadors during the first day of the Sunbelt Agricultural Expo in Moultrie, Georgia. CAES News
Farmers, leaders, UGA president gather for Sunbelt Expo, discuss hurricane's impact
The Sunbelt Agricultural Expo opened its doors Tuesday, with agricultural experts, farmers, state and local leaders, and University of Georgia President Jere W. Morehead in attendance.
When it comes to staying hydrated, water remains the best choice. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension experts say electrolyte replacement drinks are usually only needed if you participate in intense, strenuous activity for more than 90 minutes. CAES News
Keep an emergency water supply to ensure access to drinking water
Most Americans take for granted having fresh, clean water to drink, but that valuable resource isn’t guaranteed during times of emergency. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension expert Gary Hawkins says, no matter whether your drinking water comes from a private well or a municipal source, having an emergency supply of water is something everyone should have.
A Joro spider found in Hoschton, Georgia in 2018. CAES News
New spiders in north Georgia are hard to miss but pose no threat
If northeast Georgia yards seem a little extra spooky this Halloween season, there’s a good reason. They may have a little extra help from a new neighbor who is really into those cobweb decorations. 

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