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Caroline Daniel, of Terrell County, took home first place in the 2014 Georgia 4-H Pumpkin Growing Contest with her 430 pound pumpkin. CAES News
Great Pumpkins
The average Halloween carving pumpkin weighs 10 to 20 pounds, but with tender loving care the right pumpkin can grow to 10 to 20-times that size. That’s the goal Terrell County 4-H Club member Caroline Daniel set out to meet as she cared for her 430-pound, first-place winning pumpkin this fall.
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.
Trey Thomas, of White County took home first place in the 2012 Georgia 4-H Pumpkin Growing Contest with his 342-pound pumpkin. CAES News
Giant pumpkins

Every year around this time the national news is filled with stories of monument-sized pumpkins from places like Maine and Michigan, but Georgians are no slouches when it comes to giant produce.

Jasper Utley, of Tift County, took home second place in the 2-12 Georgia 4-H Pumpkin Growing Contest with his 281-pound pumpkin. CAES News
Giant Pumpkins
Giant pumpkins don't just happen. It takes time and patience if you want to be the only person on your block who has a 300-pound jack-o-lantern.
Orange Bulldog is an improved pumpkin variety developed from germplasm collected in the jungles of South America with greater levels of resistance to viruses than conventional pumpkins. Those original seeds yielded a long flat pumpkin, not one that lends itself to jack-o'-lanterns. So, George Boyhan, Gerald Krewer and retired UGA horticulturist Darbie Granberry made improved selections for adaptation to Georgia conditions. Orange Bulldog made its debut in 2004. Orange Bulldog consistently produced yields of 13,000 to 20,000 pound per acre in north and South Georgia. Photo George Boyhan holding immature pumpkin taken October 2009. CAES News
Orange Bulldog
Heading to a local pumpkin patch to pick the season’s best is a time-honored fall family activity. Thanks to University of Georgia researchers, a better, Georgia-specific pumpkin is available for carving or baking.