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Entomologist Bill Snyder studies how beneficial bacteria and fungi in the soil allow plants to protect themselves against plant-feeding insects and attract predatory insects to their defense. He also collaborates with farmers interested in learning more about beneficial insects, birds, or soil organisms on their farms. Snyder joined the University of Georgia in July. CAES News
Entomologist Bill Snyder studies how beneficial bacteria and fungi in the soil allow plants to protect themselves against plant-feeding insects and attract predatory insects to their defense. He also collaborates with farmers interested in learning more about beneficial insects, birds, or soil organisms on their farms. Snyder joined the University of Georgia in July.
New UGA entomologist studies beneficial biodiversity on farms
Bill Snyder, the newest researcher to join the University of Georgia Department of Entomology, is looking forward to working with the wide diversity of soils, climates and cropping systems in the Southeastern U.S.
Stanley Culpepper looks for cotton plants among pigweed at a plot at the Ponder Farm in Tifton, Georgia. CAES News
Stanley Culpepper looks for cotton plants among pigweed at a plot at the Ponder Farm in Tifton, Georgia.
UGA graduate students investigate farmers’ attitudes toward cultural and marketing practices
Two University of Georgia graduate students have received grant money to pursue research into producers’ attitudes towards sustainable agriculture.
My PI Georgia training in Haralson County included practicing putting fires out. CAES News
My PI Georgia training in Haralson County included practicing putting fires out.
Georgia 4-H offers teens way to help during natural disasters
The national My Preparedness Initiative (My PI) program provides students with extensive training to be better equipped in case of emergencies. In Georgia, the My PI program was funded by 4-H and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Terrell County Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent Seth McAllister sorts peanuts out on a maturity board during the Georgia Peanut Tour on Sept. 19, 2019. CAES News
Terrell County Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent Seth McAllister sorts peanuts out on a maturity board during the Georgia Peanut Tour on Sept. 19, 2019.
UGA Extension peanut agronomist advises dryland farmers to begin digging crops
Georgia’s recent hot, dry weather has dryland peanut farmers making tough decisions about when to dig their crops, according to Scott Monfort, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension peanut agronomist.
Through her Georgia 4-H Leadership in Action project, Gracie Grimes collected art supplies, created an original coloring book, and colored words of encouragement to donate to hospitals and other community organizations that serve youths and adults during hard times. CAES News
Through her Georgia 4-H Leadership in Action project, Gracie Grimes collected art supplies, created an original coloring book, and colored words of encouragement to donate to hospitals and other community organizations that serve youths and adults during hard times.
Hospital stay compels 4-H’er to create meaningful project
Candler County 4-H member Gracie Grimes turned a hospital stay into a project that brought her community together for a common cause, taught her leadership skills and earned her Master 4-H'er status.
UGA Extension agents from urban areas of Georgia attended an irrigation management workshop to update their knowledge on the latest technologies in the industry. The agents are shown assembling their irrigation kits that include fittings and parts for drip and spray irrigation systems, primers, glues, electrical boxes and controllers. They will use these kits to teach irrigation maintenance workshops in their counties. CAES News
UGA Extension agents from urban areas of Georgia attended an irrigation management workshop to update their knowledge on the latest technologies in the industry. The agents are shown assembling their irrigation kits that include fittings and parts for drip and spray irrigation systems, primers, glues, electrical boxes and controllers. They will use these kits to teach irrigation maintenance workshops in their counties.
Workshop prepares UGA county agents to teach irrigation management classes
Helping farmers use water wisely is part of Extension’s mission. Now, a University of Georgia Cooperative Extension program is helping county agents in urban areas teach their clients how to manage water wisely in the landscape, especially through irrigation systems.
Fayette County UGA Extension Coordinator Kim Toal, Georgia Commissioner of Public Health Kathleen E. Toomey, Fayette County School Nutrition Director Kokeeta Wilder, Georgia Early Care and Learning Commissioner Amy Jacobs, Georgia Organics Board Chairman Joe Reynolds, and UGA Extension County Operations Director Michael J. Martin celebrate Fayette County Public Schools' Outstanding Extension Farm to School Program Award at Georgia Organics 2019 Golden Radish Awards in Atlanta. CAES News
Fayette County UGA Extension Coordinator Kim Toal, Georgia Commissioner of Public Health Kathleen E. Toomey, Fayette County School Nutrition Director Kokeeta Wilder, Georgia Early Care and Learning Commissioner Amy Jacobs, Georgia Organics Board Chairman Joe Reynolds, and UGA Extension County Operations Director Michael J. Martin celebrate Fayette County Public Schools' Outstanding Extension Farm to School Program Award at Georgia Organics 2019 Golden Radish Awards in Atlanta.
UGA Extension awards Fayette County for farm-to-table education efforts
Over the past two decades, Fayette County lost about 40% of its farmland. Many residents have lost their connection to agriculture and have little understanding about where their food comes from.
Endless summer hydrangea CAES News
Endless summer hydrangea
Wilted leaves aren't always a sign that the plant needs water
Plants with big leaves are often the first to get a little droopy in the hotter part of the day. It’s very tempting to water wilted plants at the end of the day, but late afternoon is not the best time.
Lego Forage Specialist, or Lego Lisa, is a fixture on social media thanks to UGA Extension forage specialist Lisa Baxter. CAES News
Lego Forage Specialist, or Lego Lisa, is a fixture on social media thanks to UGA Extension forage specialist Lisa Baxter.
'Lego Forage Specialist' helping spread forage news across Georgia
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Forage Agronomist Lisa Baxter is using her social media savvy and love for Legos to share timely information with Georgia farmers.

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