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The U.S. planted acreage for cotton was forecast at 12.2 million acres, down 11% (1.5 million acres) from last year. CAES News
The U.S. planted acreage for cotton was forecast at 12.2 million acres, down 11% (1.5 million acres) from last year.
Forecast remains cloudy for the cotton market this year
Since the first diagnosis of COVID-19, the spread of the pandemic worldwide has negatively affected global economic growth. According to the latest release by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, global economic growth will decline by 6% to 7.6% in 2020, depending on whether there is a second wave of infections.
"Skippy stands" have been more prevalent this summer, which may increase the incidence of tomato spotted wilt virus infection. (Photo by Phillip Edwards, Irwin County) CAES News
"Skippy stands" have been more prevalent this summer, which may increase the incidence of tomato spotted wilt virus infection. (Photo by Phillip Edwards, Irwin County)
Thrips and tomato spotted wilt virus control in peanuts
Come August, the state's peanut growers will either see the payoff of their spring efforts to control for tomato spotted wilt virus, or they will be planning ways to preventatively manage this persistent virus with recommendations from University of Georgia scientists.
The key with stem and branch diseases is to scout susceptible plants frequently — such as for Seridium canker shown here on Monterey cypress — and catch the problem early. Often, the only solution is to prune out the affected portions of the plant to limit spread. CAES News
The key with stem and branch diseases is to scout susceptible plants frequently — such as for Seridium canker shown here on Monterey cypress — and catch the problem early. Often, the only solution is to prune out the affected portions of the plant to limit spread.
Managing common landscape diseases
The most important part of landscape disease management is identifying the problem. Eighty percent of all plant disorders are the result of the inability of a plant to adapt to its environment. Knowing the problem, whether it is stress related and/or disease related, begins with being able to correctly identify the plant.
UGA senior Alyssa Rauton was elected president of ADSA-SAD for 2020-21. CAES News
UGA senior Alyssa Rauton was elected president of ADSA-SAD for 2020-21.
UGA students honored by American Dairy Science Association
University of Georgia animal and dairy science students won several honors at the national American Dairy Science Association-Student Affiliate Division (ADSA-SAD) meeting in June, and UGA senior Alyssa Rauton was elected president of ADSA-SAD for 2020-21.
UGA entomologist Dan Suiter (left) films a segment for Georgia Farm Monitor with Nick "Ranger Nick" Fuhrman and cameraman Ray D’Alessio. CAES News
UGA entomologist Dan Suiter (left) films a segment for Georgia Farm Monitor with Nick "Ranger Nick" Fuhrman and cameraman Ray D’Alessio.
UGA faculty take to airwaves with tips to stop termites
If you’ve ever wondered how to protect your home from termites, tune in to your local Georgia Public Broadcasting station this weekend when two University of Georgia professors will join forces to show viewers the proper steps to help keep their homes pest free.
Governor Brian Kemp recognized Lee Nunn of Madison, Georgia, as the 2020 Farmer of the Year on July 8, 2020. CAES News
Governor Brian Kemp recognized Lee Nunn of Madison, Georgia, as the 2020 Farmer of the Year on July 8, 2020.
Lee Nunn named 2020 Georgia Farmer of the Year
Lee Nunn of Madison, Georgia, planted his first wheat crop on 50 acres of his wife’s family farm when it became available to rent just over a dozen years ago. He quickly realized his passion for farming and began renting more land, now growing wheat, soybeans, field peas, corn and cotton on more than 1,500 acres.
Georgia 4-H Poultry Judging CAES News
Georgia 4-H Poultry Judging
Youth flock to Georgia 4-H poultry judging contest
Eighty youth participated in the online 2020 Georgia 4-H state poultry judging contest hosted on July 6 in collaboration with the University of Georgia Poultry Science Department.
Spending time outdoors, including activities such as UGA Extension's Great Georgia Pollinator Census to be held Aug. 21-22, offers numerous physical and mental health benefits such as reduced stress, greater cognitive functioning and increased physical activity. CAES News
Spending time outdoors, including activities such as UGA Extension's Great Georgia Pollinator Census to be held Aug. 21-22, offers numerous physical and mental health benefits such as reduced stress, greater cognitive functioning and increased physical activity.
Great Georgia Pollinator Census returns this August
Students and families are encouraged to participate in the second annual Great Georgia Pollinator Census on August 21-22 coordinated by University of Georgia Cooperative Extension.
Chandler M. Levinson, a doctoral candidate studying plant breeding, genetics and genomics at the University of Georgia Tifton campus, has been named a 2020 Borlaug Graduate Scholar by the National Association of Plant Breeders (NAPB). CAES News
Chandler M. Levinson, a doctoral candidate studying plant breeding, genetics and genomics at the University of Georgia Tifton campus, has been named a 2020 Borlaug Graduate Scholar by the National Association of Plant Breeders (NAPB).
UGA doctoral candidate named Borlaug Scholar
Chandler M. Levinson, a doctoral candidate studying plant breeding, genetics and genomics at the University of Georgia Tifton campus, has been named a 2020 Borlaug Graduate Scholar by the National Association of Plant Breeders (NAPB).

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