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Sweet potatoes are an easy-to-grow addition to Georgia gardens and they now come in more varieties than the standards like ‘Beauregard’ and ‘Georgia Jet’. ‘Bonita’, which has a light tan skin and white flesh, produces high yields of medium to large roots. ‘Murasaki’ is a purple-skinned, white-flesh variety that has a distinctive nutty flavor. “Burgundy’ has a burgundy-colored skin and deep orange flesh similar to ‘Beauregard’. CAES News
Sweet potatoes are an easy-to-grow addition to Georgia gardens and they now come in more varieties than the standards like ‘Beauregard’ and ‘Georgia Jet’. ‘Bonita’, which has a light tan skin and white flesh, produces high yields of medium to large roots. ‘Murasaki’ is a purple-skinned, white-flesh variety that has a distinctive nutty flavor. “Burgundy’ has a burgundy-colored skin and deep orange flesh similar to ‘Beauregard’.
Sweet potatoes are more than just a side dish
Sweet potatoes are a traditional part of Southern holiday celebrations. A member of the morning glory family of plants, sweet potatoes are believed to have originated in Central or South America at least 5,000 years ago. Christopher Columbus brought them back to Europe on his fourth and final voyage.
Cottonseed is not only more readily available to Georgia farmers, it is also less expensive. Pictured is cotton seed and cotton cake. CAES News
Cottonseed is not only more readily available to Georgia farmers, it is also less expensive. Pictured is cotton seed and cotton cake.
UGA researcher uses 'cotton cake' as protein supplement in dairy cattle diets
John Bernard, a professor and dairy scientist at the University of Georgia Tifton campus, has found that a type of cottonseed meal is an effective protein supplement for dairy cattle.
Will Secor, assistant professor at the University of Georgia Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, conducts research that connects the larger global and national policy landscape to their impact of individual farmers and farm businesses CAES News
Will Secor, assistant professor at the University of Georgia Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, conducts research that connects the larger global and national policy landscape to their impact of individual farmers and farm businesses
Economist William Secor brings a focus on management systems to UGA
William Secor, assistant professor at the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, has built his career by analyzing the big business of small towns.
Members of UGA's Tau chapter of Pi Alpha Xi Horticultural Honor Society will host their annual poinsettia sale on Dec. 7 from 8 am. to 4 p.m. at Greenhouse 13 at the UGA Riverbend Greenhouse at 111 Riverbend Road. CAES News
Members of UGA's Tau chapter of Pi Alpha Xi Horticultural Honor Society will host their annual poinsettia sale on Dec. 7 from 8 am. to 4 p.m. at Greenhouse 13 at the UGA Riverbend Greenhouse at 111 Riverbend Road.
UGA horticulture students offering locally grown Christmas cheer Dec. 7
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at UGA’s Riverbend Greenhouse Complex.
The Rose Garden, and all the other gardens, at the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm in Savannah, Georgia, are adorned with lights for the holiday season. The light show, called “Jewel in a Savannah Christmas,” runs from 6 to 9 p.m. on select evenings from Friday, Nov. 24 through Christmas Eve, Dec. 24. CAES News
The Rose Garden, and all the other gardens, at the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm in Savannah, Georgia, are adorned with lights for the holiday season. The light show, called “Jewel in a Savannah Christmas,” runs from 6 to 9 p.m. on select evenings from Friday, Nov. 24 through Christmas Eve, Dec. 24.
Santa arrives at the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens Dec. 6
Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens (CGBG) at the Historic Bamboo Farm in Savannah, Georgia, has dressed its gardens with millions of lights in preparation for the arrival of Santa Claus on Dec. 6.
Adding mulch to landscape beds can be an effective way to control small weed infestations or in areas where herbicides cannot be used, UGA Extension experts say. CAES News
Adding mulch to landscape beds can be an effective way to control small weed infestations or in areas where herbicides cannot be used, UGA Extension experts say.
It's time to add mulch, divide overcrowded flowers, plant new trees
Now is the time to add a blanket of mulch to perennial flowers and shrubs and divide overcrowded perennial flowers or move them to a new location, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension expert says.
Air Plant, Tillandsia CAES News
Air Plant, Tillandsia
Giving a gift that grows: Tips for picking the right plant to gift
There are plenty of options for the perfect gift when giving a plant and University of Georgia Cooperative Extension has plenty of tips to make sure your gift is the right one. Whether it be a college student or a hard-to-buy-for friend, a house plant may be the perfect answer to any gift-buying predicament.
Georgia 4-H's annual State 4-H Junior Conference is planned by the Georgia 4-H District Junior Boards of Directors, with each district board comprised of eight grade students who are elected by their district peers. This year’s “Where Dreams Come True” theme focused on science-related topics tied to popular children’s movies. CAES News
Georgia 4-H's annual State 4-H Junior Conference is planned by the Georgia 4-H District Junior Boards of Directors, with each district board comprised of eight grade students who are elected by their district peers. This year’s “Where Dreams Come True” theme focused on science-related topics tied to popular children’s movies.
Middle school Georgia 4-H members gather for State 4-H Junior Conference
More than 700 sixth- through eighth-grade Georgia 4-H’ers gathered for the annual State 4-H Junior Conference at the Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, Ga., Nov. 23-24.
“Rural Stress: Promising Practices and Future Directions,” an interdisciplinary roundtable on the challenges facing rural America, was held in Atlanta Dec. 10-11, 2018. CAES News
“Rural Stress: Promising Practices and Future Directions,” an interdisciplinary roundtable on the challenges facing rural America, was held in Atlanta Dec. 10-11, 2018.
UGA Extension has active voice in starting conversation about rural stress
Farmers are extended family for University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agents throughout the state, and agents are uniquely positioned to raise awareness about rural stress and mental health concerns for Georgia farmers.

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