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UGA President Jere Morehead meets with Ben Evans, manager of Coffee County Cotton Gin in Douglas on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. CAES News
Presidential Visit
University of Georgia President Jere Morehead is making the state’s No. 1 industry a top priority.
A grower sells fresh cut flowers at a farmers market in Henry County. CAES News
Small Farmer Workshop
UGA Extension will present a workshop for would-be small farmers on March 14 on the Central Georgia Technical College campus in Milledgeville.
Pink Lady apples hang from a tree at the University of Georgia - Mountain Research and Education Center in Blairsville, Ga. CAES News
Backyard Orchards
If you have always wanted a home orchard, fall is the perfect time to plant one. For proper pollination, plant at least two apple, pear or plum trees.
Blue Suede blueberries CAES News
Bountiful berries
In the wake of a cold spring and more than 35 inches of rain, Georgia’s blueberry crop has prevailed. This year’s crop did not see any problems with bugs or birds, and the excess rainfall did not negatively affect the crop.
Titan, a newly released University of Georgia blueberry variety, produces much larger berries than traditional blueberry plants. CAES News
Big berries
When it comes to choosing fruit, most people reach for the biggest piece. Titan™, a new blueberry variety bred by a University of Georgia scientist, makes that an easy task. It produces berries two to four times the size of average blueberries.
University of Georgia horticulturist Scott NeSmith (right) is shown receiving the 2013 Inventor's Award from UGA Vice President for Research David Lee. CAES News
UGA Inventor's Award
University of Georgia blueberry breeder Scott NeSmith has been awarded the university’s prestigious Inventor’s Award for 2013.
Erick Smith was recently hired by the University of Georgia as a fruit specialist. CAES News
Erick Smith specializes in blueberries
Blueberry expert Erick Smith was recently hired by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences as a fruit specialist for southern Georgia on the Tifton Campus.
Farmers and members of the general public met in Macon on March 20 to view a listening session in Atlanta on the proposed new food safety act. Lee Lancaster, senior compliance specialist with the Georgia Department of Agriculture, is shown explaining how to submit comments to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. CAES News
Food safety act
Concerned Georgia farmers gathered in Atlanta, Macon and Tifton on Wednesday, March 20 to hear a summary of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s new Food Safety Modernization Act. Proposed by Congress, the act was developed in an effort to improve the safety of the nation’s food supply.
Freshly-picked strawberries CAES News
No fruit yet
The temptation is great to let newly set fruit plants bear fruit the first year, but don’t be give in. Whether they are fruit trees or tiny plants like strawberries, these plants need that first year to become established.