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Pecans lie on the ground beneath 20-year-old pecan trees that were uprooted when Hurricane Michael blew through Decatur County, Georgia. CAES News
Pecans lie on the ground beneath 20-year-old pecan trees that were uprooted when Hurricane Michael blew through Decatur County, Georgia.
Pecan season improves from last year, but farmers are still rebuilding after Hurricane Michael
A year after Hurricane Michael ravaged southwest Georgia, including the region’s pecan industry, farmers still are struggling as they harvest this year’s crop, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension pecan specialist Lenny Wells.
UGA's College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is part of a collaborative effort to develop a smartphone irrigation app for pecans. CAES News
UGA's College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is part of a collaborative effort to develop a smartphone irrigation app for pecans.
UGA developing smart irrigation app for pecan farmers
The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is part of a collaborative effort to develop a smart irrigation application for pecan farmers on smartphone devices.
Two new staff members, both Talbot County natives, have joined the staff of the local UGA Extension office in Talbot County. Erica Chaney (left) is the EFNEP program assistant and Shamona Willis is the county Extension 4-H educator. CAES News
Two new staff members, both Talbot County natives, have joined the staff of the local UGA Extension office in Talbot County. Erica Chaney (left) is the EFNEP program assistant and Shamona Willis is the county Extension 4-H educator.
Talbot County natives serve community at UGA Extension office
Erica Chaney and Shamona Willis, both Talbot County natives, have joined the staff of the local University of Georgia Cooperative Extension office in that county. Chaney is the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) program assistant and Willis is the county Extension 4-H educator.
University of Georgia Regents' Professor Michael R. Strand has received one of the highest honors a scientist can receive — election to the National Academy of Sciences. CAES News
University of Georgia Regents' Professor Michael R. Strand has received one of the highest honors a scientist can receive — election to the National Academy of Sciences.
Entomologist Michael Strand named inaugural H.M. Pulliam Chair in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Professor Michael Strand has dedicated his career to unlocking the power of basic science to improve agriculture, and that dedication has earned him the recognition of the state’s agricultural community.
Temperatures ranged from 3 to 7 degrees above normal across Georgia during October 2019. Despite the heat, above-average rainfall helped ease drought conditions across the state. CAES News
Temperatures ranged from 3 to 7 degrees above normal across Georgia during October 2019. Despite the heat, above-average rainfall helped ease drought conditions across the state.
October ushered in autumn with summer-like temperatures and some drought relief
October saw the easing of drought conditions across the state, but many producers reported that the months of dry conditions had already harmed their crops.
Pictured is a pecan affected by scab disease. CAES News
Pictured is a pecan affected by scab disease.
Integrated approach, new tools help protect pecans against fungicide-resistant scab
To protect against scab disease resistance, Georgia pecan farmers now have a new fungicide in their arsenal, according to University of Georgia plant pathologist Tim Brenneman.
Ambrosia beetle activity is identifiable by the toothpick-sized sawdust tubes they leave sticking out of holes bored in pecan trees. CAES News
Ambrosia beetle activity is identifiable by the toothpick-sized sawdust tubes they leave sticking out of holes bored in pecan trees.
UGA scientists receive grants to study ambrosia beetles
Research entomologists in the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences are using three grants to study ambrosia beetles in an effort to prevent future attacks and preserve more fruit and nut trees.
The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is challenging its students — and students across the university — to become entrepreneurial groundbreakers through FABricate, a contest of student ideas to help feed the world. CAES News
The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is challenging its students — and students across the university — to become entrepreneurial groundbreakers through FABricate, a contest of student ideas to help feed the world.
CAES FABricate launches its fourth year of entrepreneurship competition for UGA students
Sometimes even the best ideas need a little help getting off the ground. The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences FABricate entrepreneurship program was designed to do just that — empower students to turn their great ideas into working businesses.
The Clarke County Wildlife Judging Senior Team won first place during the Oct. 26 competition. Team members include Michael Campbell, Daphne Crawford, Samantha David, Luke Krohn, August Pearson and Davis Slate. CAES News
The Clarke County Wildlife Judging Senior Team won first place during the Oct. 26 competition. Team members include Michael Campbell, Daphne Crawford, Samantha David, Luke Krohn, August Pearson and Davis Slate.
Georgia 4-H youth test wildlife knowledge at state competition
Sixty 4-H youth participated in the 2019 Georgia 4-H Wildlife Judging Contest hosted by Georgia 4-H and the Farm Credit Associations of Georgia on Oct. 26 at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia and the University of Georgia Whitehall Forest in Athens, Georgia.

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