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Tim Grey, UGA weed scientist, speaks during the Plains field day held in 2014. CAES News
Tim Grey, UGA weed scientist, speaks during the Plains field day held in 2014.
Plains Field Day
An upcoming field day on Wednesday, Aug. 10, at the University of Georgia Southwest Georgia Research and Education Center (SWERC) in Plains, Georgia, will showcase cutting-edge agriculture research to farmers, UGA Cooperative Extension county agents and industry personnel.
A field of dryland peanuts in Tift County. CAES News
A field of dryland peanuts in Tift County.
Dryland Peanuts
Until more rain falls on Georgia’s parched dryland peanut crop, the University of Georgia peanut agronomist Scott Monfort says peanut farmers should stop applying other treatments to their crops.
Watermelons in a pile during harvest on the UGA Tifton Campus. CAES News
Watermelons in a pile during harvest on the UGA Tifton Campus.
Watermelon Production
Low commodity prices for cotton, peanuts and corn have forced Colquitt County, Georgia, farmers to seek other crop options for this year’s growing season.
U.S. currency and credit cards. CAES News
U.S. currency and credit cards.
Sales Tax Holiday
The 2016 Georgia back-to-school sales tax holiday starts at midnight on Friday, July 30, and ends at midnight on Saturday, July 31. Certain purchases made over the tax holiday weekend will be exempt from state and local sales tax.
The newly renovated Tift Building in this May, 2016 photo. CAES News
The newly renovated Tift Building in this May, 2016 photo.
Tift Building
After a 14-month renovation, the Tift Building on the University of Georgia Tifton Campus is housing faculty and staff. A timely renovation – the campus celebrates its centennial in 2018 – the renovated Tift Building preserves the history of the Tifton Campus while giving the campus’s front doorstep a more vibrant appearance, according to Assistant Dean Joe West.
Downy mildew disease on a watermelon leaf. CAES News
Downy mildew disease on a watermelon leaf.
Downy Mildew Disease
University of Georgia plant pathologist Bhabesh Dutta is confident that Georgia watermelon growers will encounter downy mildew at some point during the growing season — it’s just a matter of timing and severity.
CAES News
Forestry's Economic Impact
Trees are a big business in the South. With more than 209 million acres of timberland spread across the 13-state region and landowners planting more trees every year, the forest products industry supports about 1.2 million jobs.
From left, CAES Congressional Agricultural Fellows Emily Smith, Brandon Poole, Guy Hancock, Jake Parker, Brock Pinson, Malik Grace and Brianna Roberts pose with a UGA flag in front of the U.S. Capitol. CAES News
From left, CAES Congressional Agricultural Fellows Emily Smith, Brandon Poole, Guy Hancock, Jake Parker, Brock Pinson, Malik Grace and Brianna Roberts pose with a UGA flag in front of the U.S. Capitol.
2016 CAES Congressional Fellows
Seven University of Georgia students have embarked on the opportunity of a lifetime: serving as Congressional Agricultural Fellows in Washington, D.C.
Jim Robbins, University of Arkansas, will present on using unmanned aerial vehicles, also known as UAVs or drones, in "Drones in Production – Inventory Management and Stress Detection" at UGA Extension's Academy of Plant Production, June 12-15 in Athens, Ga. CAES News
Jim Robbins, University of Arkansas, will present on using unmanned aerial vehicles, also known as UAVs or drones, in "Drones in Production – Inventory Management and Stress Detection" at UGA Extension's Academy of Plant Production, June 12-15 in Athens, Ga.
Academy of Crop Production
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension and the Georgia Green Industry Association are inviting veteran nursery and greenhouse growers to “get nerdy” with them this summer at the inaugural Academy of Crop Production, June 12-15 at Hotel Indigo in Athens, Georgia.
Georgia strawberry farmers typically spray fungicides to control Botrytis and anthracnose (shown), two fungi that cause fruit rot. University of Georgia researchers are testing a mobile app, created by University of Florida scientists, that uses temperature and leaf moisture monitors to recommend when farmers should spray for diseases. CAES News
Georgia strawberry farmers typically spray fungicides to control Botrytis and anthracnose (shown), two fungi that cause fruit rot. University of Georgia researchers are testing a mobile app, created by University of Florida scientists, that uses temperature and leaf moisture monitors to recommend when farmers should spray for diseases.
Strawberry App
University of Georgia and University of Florida researchers are testing the Strawberry Advisory System in Georgia strawberry fields. SAS, an app created, in part, by UF plant pathologist Natalia Peres, uses temperature and leaf moisture monitors to recommend when farmers should spray for Botrytis and anthracnose, two fungi that cause fruit rot on strawberries.