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Hay bales outline a field in Butts County, Georgia. CAES News
Hay bales outline a field in Butts County, Georgia.
Hay Contest
With more than 328 entries in this year’s Southeastern Hay Contest (SEHC), competition was fierce among farms that pride themselves on fine hay. 
In the foreground of the peanut field, crown rot leaves considerable damage, compared to a good stand of peanuts with clean seed. CAES News
In the foreground of the peanut field, crown rot leaves considerable damage, compared to a good stand of peanuts with clean seed.
Aspergillus Crown Rot
Aspergillus crown rot disease is on the rise in Georgia peanut fields and University of Georgia researchers are working to pinpoint why. At present, university scientists recommend that farmers encountering this problem in their fields stop saving seed from year to year in an effort to reduce the disease while better control methods are found. The first line of defense has been fungicide application either in furrow or directly to the seed.
Cotton plants blown over from Tropical Storm Irma's winds on the UGA Tifton campus. CAES News
Cotton plants blown over from Tropical Storm Irma's winds on the UGA Tifton campus.
Cotton Crop
Georgia’s cotton crop sustained at least $100 million in losses following Irma’s trek across the state, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension cotton agronomist Jared Whitaker.
Local officials, regents and University of Georgia President Jere Morehead pose for a photo at the ribbon cutting of the new Turfgrass Research Building on the UGA Griffin campus. CAES News
Local officials, regents and University of Georgia President Jere Morehead pose for a photo at the ribbon cutting of the new Turfgrass Research Building on the UGA Griffin campus.
Turf Team
University of Georgia, state and industry leaders cut the ribbon on Sept. 21 signifying the official openings of three new turfgrass research and education facilities on the Griffin, Tifton and Athens campuses. The largest of the facilities is on the UGA Griffin campus, where the ceremony took place.
Millet close-up CAES News
Millet close-up
Resilient Pearl Millet
As farmers around the world battle extreme drought and other climate events, researchers turn to pearl millet to find ways to make other grains more resilient to climate change. A global team of 65 scientists, including nine from the University of Georgia, have decoded some of the secrets to the crop’s coping strategies.
UGA peanut entomologist Mark Abney holds up a peanut plant during the Georgia Peanut Tour in 2016. CAES News
UGA peanut entomologist Mark Abney holds up a peanut plant during the Georgia Peanut Tour in 2016.
Georgia Peanut Tour
As part of the Georgia Peanut Tour next week, the University of Georgia Peanut Team will educate attendees about peanut production. This year’s tour is slated for Tuesday, Sept. 19, to Thursday, Sept. 21, and based in Albany, Georgia.
A roll of freshly harvested sod CAES News
A roll of freshly harvested sod
Sod 101
Georgia turfgrass producers and industry leaders will gather Tuesday, Oct. 31, and Wednesday, Nov. 1, in Ft. Valley, Georgia, for the annual Georgia Sod and Turf Producers Field Day. Industry leaders and university experts will provide updates on turfgrass-related topics, and the latest equipment will be displayed and demonstrated at the event’s trade show.
Tall fescue research plots on the University of Georgia campus in Griffin, Ga. CAES News
Tall fescue research plots on the University of Georgia campus in Griffin, Ga.
Tall Fescue Time
To successfully establish a new tall fescue lawn or interseed an existing lawn, consider the following techniques and practices from University of Georgia Cooperative Extension.
Cotton growing at the Lang Farm on the UGA Tifton campus. CAES News
Cotton growing at the Lang Farm on the UGA Tifton campus.
Field Day
University of Georgia cotton and peanut scientists will showcase their research in a joint field day on Wednesday, Sept. 6, in Tifton, Georgia.
Group photo of the UGA Peanut Team, Extension agents, farmers and sponsors taken on August 19, 2017. CAES News
Group photo of the UGA Peanut Team, Extension agents, farmers and sponsors taken on August 19, 2017.
Peanut Achievement Club
The Georgia Peanut Achievement Club recognized the state’s top peanut producers at its club’s annual meeting, which was held Aug. 18-20 at Amelia Island, Florida. The University of Georgia Peanut Team also shared its latest research findings at the meeting.