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UGA scientists Glen Harris and Henry Sintim bag harvested peanuts on Oct. 1 at the plant sciences farm on the UGA Tifton campus. CAES News
UGA scientists Glen Harris and Henry Sintim bag harvested peanuts on Oct. 1 at the plant sciences farm on the UGA Tifton campus.
Peanut Harvest
Peanut harvest season in Sylvester, Georgia, is more than just farmers digging up the fruits of their labor. It’s a time of celebration for agriculture, the sector that drives the economic footprint in this rural community.
Georgia Farm Bureau President Gerald Long (center) announced the recipients of the GFB Harvest 20 Research Grants at the GFB Commodity Conference on Aug. 8. University of Georgia faculty who were awarded grants are (l-r) Lawton Stewart, Govindaraj Dev Kumar, Angelita Acebes, Sudeep Bag, Jonathan Oliver and (not pictured) Bhabesh Dutta and Mark Freeman. CAES News
Georgia Farm Bureau President Gerald Long (center) announced the recipients of the GFB Harvest 20 Research Grants at the GFB Commodity Conference on Aug. 8. University of Georgia faculty who were awarded grants are (l-r) Lawton Stewart, Govindaraj Dev Kumar, Angelita Acebes, Sudeep Bag, Jonathan Oliver and (not pictured) Bhabesh Dutta and Mark Freeman.
Harvest 20 Grants
The Georgia Farm Bureau (GFB) has awarded $94,000 in research grants to seven University of Georgia scientists and their research teams who are addressing production issues impacting Georgia farmers.
Some parts of Georgia saw temperatures as high as 8 or 9 degrees above normal during September 2019. The heat and abnormally dry weather left much the state in some stage of drought. CAES News
Some parts of Georgia saw temperatures as high as 8 or 9 degrees above normal during September 2019. The heat and abnormally dry weather left much the state in some stage of drought.
Hot and Dry
While it seems Georgia is finally seeing a break from the summer heat, the long hot summer, including a record-setting September, has already caused problems for many Georgia farmers.
Insufficient production and storage of photosynthates during the fall transition into dormancy can translate to issues during spring green-up. Drought-stressed turfgrass in August 2016 (left) was able to recover prior to dormancy following appreciable rainfall in September (right). Much of Georgia's turfgrass is currently drought-stressed, and the transition to dormancy is quickly approaching. CAES News
Insufficient production and storage of photosynthates during the fall transition into dormancy can translate to issues during spring green-up. Drought-stressed turfgrass in August 2016 (left) was able to recover prior to dormancy following appreciable rainfall in September (right). Much of Georgia's turfgrass is currently drought-stressed, and the transition to dormancy is quickly approaching.
Fall Lawns
Summer 2019 delivered hot, dry weather with sporadic rainfall. With fall approaching, now is the time to adjust your turfgrass management program to promote a smooth transition into dormancy and green-up next spring.
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.
SARE Grants
Two University of Georgia graduate students have received grant money to pursue research into producers’ attitudes towards sustainable agriculture.
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.
Peanut Crop
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.
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
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.
Henry Sintim joined the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences on Aug. 1 as an assistant professor in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences. CAES News
Henry Sintim joined the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences on Aug. 1 as an assistant professor in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences.
Soil Scientist
Georgia feels like home for Ghana-native soil scientist Henry Sintim, and that’s what drew him to the University of Georgia Tifton campus.
Downforce is a planter setting that helps farmers plant seeds at the appropriate soil depth. CAES News
Downforce is a planter setting that helps farmers plant seeds at the appropriate soil depth.
Downforce
Georgia farmers with reduced plant stands can help alleviate those problems next season by correcting settings and using downforce on their planters, according to Wes Porter, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension irrigation specialist and precision agriculture expert.
UGA graduate student Renan Souza presents his poster to one of the judges. More than 100 graduate students attended the 2019 National Association of Plant Breeders meeting. CAES News
UGA graduate student Renan Souza presents his poster to one of the judges. More than 100 graduate students attended the 2019 National Association of Plant Breeders meeting.
NAPB Conference
More than 400 plant breeders convened at the Callaway Gardens conference center in Pine Mountain, Georgia, as part of the National Association of Plant Breeders (NAPB) annual meeting hosted by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES).