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A student at New Mountain Hill Elementary School in Harris County, Georgia, practices counting pollinators in advance of the Great Georgia Pollinator Census, Aug. 23-24. Georgians who want to join the count should sign up at ggapc.org. CAES News
A student at New Mountain Hill Elementary School in Harris County, Georgia, practices counting pollinators in advance of the Great Georgia Pollinator Census, Aug. 23-24. Georgians who want to join the count should sign up at ggapc.org.
Great Georgia Pollinator Census needs more counters
This August, more than 900 Georgians will make history by participating in the first citizen-powered census of pollinators in the United States.
Kylie Jordan, a sixth-grader from Morrow, Georgia, won first place in Georgia's Radon Poster Contest for her poster of a sci-fi-inspired radon cloud hovering over a neighborhood. CAES News
Kylie Jordan, a sixth-grader from Morrow, Georgia, won first place in Georgia's Radon Poster Contest for her poster of a sci-fi-inspired radon cloud hovering over a neighborhood.
UGA Extension announces student radon poster contest
Radon, an odorless, colorless and tasteless gas, is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S., but it can be detected and mitigated with the help of local University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service offices across the state.  
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension viticulture specialist goes over the basics of starting a muscadine vineyard at a muscadine workshop in Athens on July 9, 2019. CAES News
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension viticulture specialist goes over the basics of starting a muscadine vineyard at a muscadine workshop in Athens on July 9, 2019.
Muscadine growers urge people not to dismiss Georgia’s native grapes 
Many people dream of retiring from their day jobs and buying a wine vineyard. But those rolling hills and endless bottles of wine don’t come easy — cultivating European, or vinifera, wine grapes is hard work.  
Members of the 2018-2019 class of the University of Georgia's UGA Extension Academy for Professional Excellence work on a group project during one of the leadership institutes in 2018. CAES News
Members of the 2018-2019 class of the University of Georgia's UGA Extension Academy for Professional Excellence work on a group project during one of the leadership institutes in 2018.
UGA Cooperative Extension announces members of 2019-2020 Extension Academy
As students head back to school this autumn, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agents and specialists will be heading back to class as well. Seventeen agents and specialists have been selected for the 2019-2020 UGA Extension Academy for Professional Excellence, an internal leadership development program.
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension intern Lauren Dubberly is spending her summer working with Cook County Agent Tucker Price. She's shown marking a research trial in a peanut field. Dubberly says she is learning a lot about diseases found in fruit, vegetable and row crops. CAES News
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension intern Lauren Dubberly is spending her summer working with Cook County Agent Tucker Price. She's shown marking a research trial in a peanut field. Dubberly says she is learning a lot about diseases found in fruit, vegetable and row crops.
Internships allow potential employees to learn from UGA Extension agents
What better way to decide if a county Extension agent job is for you than to spend a summer working with one. For the past 12 years, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension has offered internships to college students who aspire to be county agents.
A bee collects pollen from a tomatillo flower in a garden in Butts Co., Ga. CAES News
A bee collects pollen from a tomatillo flower in a garden in Butts Co., Ga.
Most ground-nesting bees and wasps are good bugs
Ground-nesting bees and wasps may alarm people, but they are actually "good bugs" that pollinate plants and feed on harmful insect pests. 
Calvin Perry instructs 4-H campers during the annual 4-H20 camp at Stripling Irrigation Research Park in 2018. The park will host its field day on July 18. CAES News
Calvin Perry instructs 4-H campers during the annual 4-H20 camp at Stripling Irrigation Research Park in 2018. The park will host its field day on July 18.
UGA Stripling Irrigation Research Park set to host annual field day
Water conservation is a part of the everyday work done at the University of Georgia’s Stripling Irrigation Research Park (SIRP), where scientists are constantly developing innovative sustainable agricultural practices. Georgia farmers can see some of those methods firsthand on Thursday, July 18, during the park’s annual field day beginning at 8:30 a.m.
A picture of a corn field from a few years ago. Recent rains have helped this year's corn crop, according to UGA Extension specialist Eric Prostko. CAES News
A picture of a corn field from a few years ago. Recent rains have helped this year's corn crop, according to UGA Extension specialist Eric Prostko.
UGA specialist optimistic recent rains will help improve state's corn crop
After suffering a three-week dry spell in May, Georgia corn crops benefitted from rains during the month of June.
Pictured is an image of cotton suspected of suffering from symptoms of Cotton Blue Disease. CAES News
Pictured is an image of cotton suspected of suffering from symptoms of Cotton Blue Disease.
UGA Cotton Team studying potentially damaging disease
Scientists from the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Scientists are investigating the epidemiology of cotton leaf roll dwarf virus (CLRDV) in Georgia using a $75,000 grant jointly funded by the Georgia Cotton Commission and Cotton Incorporated.

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