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Peanut rust was discovered in Tift County in August and has UGA plant pathologists concerned heading into the final month of the growing season. Peanut rust is a dangerous disease because of how easily and rapidly it spreads from one plant to another. CAES News
Peanut rust was discovered in Tift County in August and has UGA plant pathologists concerned heading into the final month of the growing season. Peanut rust is a dangerous disease because of how easily and rapidly it spreads from one plant to another.
Georgia peanut farmers need to scout fields for explosive foliar disease
Georgia farmers need to be wary of peanut rust disease after it was discovered in a field in Tift County last week, according to University of Georgia plant pathologist Albert Culbreath.
Poultry farmers need their chickens to be efficient at turning feed into muscle. UGA researchers are studying the genetics of why some chickens make muscle while others make fat. Their findings could have implications for human health as well. CAES News
Poultry farmers need their chickens to be efficient at turning feed into muscle. UGA researchers are studying the genetics of why some chickens make muscle while others make fat. Their findings could have implications for human health as well.
UGA hosts poultry workshops for egg and broiler producers in September
The poultry industry has a huge impact on the economy in Georgia, and University of Georgia Cooperative Extension specialists are committed to helping the commercial poultry industry stay up to date on the most current problems and trends.
As the students at UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences start the fall semester, the 2019 CAES Ambassadors are ready to represent the college at college fairs and alumni events and help with logistics at college events. CAES News
As the students at UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences start the fall semester, the 2019 CAES Ambassadors are ready to represent the college at college fairs and alumni events and help with logistics at college events.
CAES Ambassadors gear up for another year of service
Nearly 40 University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Ambassadors are ready to welcome back students, faculty and staff for another school year on both the Athens and Tifton campuses.
UGA Extension cotton agronomist Jared Whitaker is researching ways to spread risk with cotton harvests in response to natural disasters. CAES News
UGA Extension cotton agronomist Jared Whitaker is researching ways to spread risk with cotton harvests in response to natural disasters.
UGA Extension to showcase cotton, peanut research during field day
Cotton and peanut farmers and industry personnel are invited to the University of Georgia Cotton and Peanut Research Field Day on Wednesday, Sept. 4, on the UGA Tifton campus.
Hay sampling is an important task for any Georgia producer. Seen here is hay sampling during the Southern Women in Ag program. CAES News
Hay sampling is an important task for any Georgia producer. Seen here is hay sampling during the Southern Women in Ag program.
UGA Extension forage agronomist encourages producers to submit hay samples
During the Southeastern Hay Contest at the 2019 Sunbelt Ag Expo, Georgia hay producers have a chance to compare the quality of their hay and win cash prizes.
The Georgia 4-H Foundation has reached its fundraising goal for the restoration of the Rock Eagle Chapel, which was damage by fire in February. CAES News
The Georgia 4-H Foundation has reached its fundraising goal for the restoration of the Rock Eagle Chapel, which was damage by fire in February.
Prominent Atlanta business leader helps Georgia 4-H reach goal for iconic chapel restoration
A generous $200,000 gift from a prominent 4-H alumna and an outpouring of support at the 2019 4-H Gala catapulted the fundraising effort to rebuild the Rock Eagle Chapel at the Rock Eagle 4-H Center past its $400,000 goal on Aug. 10.
UGA Extension peanut agronomist Scott Monfort estimates that Georgia’s peanut crop hasn’t been this dry this late in the growing season since 2014. Since approximately half of the state’s crop is planted in dryland fields, yields this year are expected to drop. CAES News
UGA Extension peanut agronomist Scott Monfort estimates that Georgia’s peanut crop hasn’t been this dry this late in the growing season since 2014. Since approximately half of the state’s crop is planted in dryland fields, yields this year are expected to drop.
UGA Extension peanut agronomist cautions dryland producers about future of this year's crop
Current drought conditions could negatively influence Georgia peanut farmers’ plans for this year’s dryland crop, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension peanut agronomist Scott Monfort.
As of Aug. 1, Professor Jeffrey Dorfman is serving as the state fiscal economist of Georgia. CAES News
As of Aug. 1, Professor Jeffrey Dorfman is serving as the state fiscal economist of Georgia.
UGA’s Dorfman to provide in-depth economic forecasts, modeling as state fiscal economist
For three decades, University of Georgia students have relied on Professor Jeffrey Dorfman to help them apply sound economic reasoning to the world outside their classroom. As of Aug. 1, Dorfman is applying that economic reasoning to real-world problems and situations in the policy arena as the state fiscal economist of Georgia.
Jordan Smothers of Walton County won the 2019 Georgia 4-H Watermelon Growing Contest with his 135-pound watermelon. Amy Miller, far left, and Laicee Schell, both of Jeff Davis County, won second and third places with their 93- and 78-pound melons. CAES News
Jordan Smothers of Walton County won the 2019 Georgia 4-H Watermelon Growing Contest with his 135-pound watermelon. Amy Miller, far left, and Laicee Schell, both of Jeff Davis County, won second and third places with their 93- and 78-pound melons.
Walton County watermelon is the largest in statewide 4-H contest
With a watermelon weighing in at 135 pounds, Jordan Smothers of Walton County won the 2019 Georgia 4-H Watermelon Growing Contest.

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