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Too much water can hurt lawns and crop production just as much as not enough water would do. CAES News
Irrigation App
University of Georgia scientists have created a new app to help Georgia vegetable growers irrigate their crops more efficiently.
UGA horticulturist James Affolter holds the Larry R. Beuchat Professorship for Annual and Perennial Ornamental Plant Research. The professorship in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences was created through a generous gift from Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus Larry Beuchat. The research-focused position will be located in the Department of Horticulture and housed at the State Botanical Garden in Athens, Georgia. CAES News
Beuchat Professorship
University of Georgia horticulturist James Affolter has been named to the newly endowed Larry R. Beuchat Professorship for Annual and Perennial Ornamental Plant Research.
Cole Sosebee, a fourth-year student in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication, presents his research poster at the 2019 College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Undergraduate Research Symposium. CAES News
Undergraduate Research
On April 3, almost 70 College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) undergraduate students presented their research in the annual CAES Undergraduate Research Symposium.
A year after the devastation of Hurricane Michael, Georgia's pecan farmers are preparing for this year's crop. Pictured are pecans on the ground following Hurricane Michael in Decatur County, Georgia. CAES News
Georgia Pecans
The pecan industry in the Southeast U.S. is at a crossroads, and the 2019 season could go a long way toward determining the financial future for many Georgia farmers, according to Lenny Wells, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension pecan specialist.
University of Georgia Horticulture Club students prepare for their 2019 Spring Plant Sale. The sale, April 6-8 and April 12-15, will take place at the corner of Riverbend Road and College Station Roads from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays at noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays. CAES News
Plant Sale
The University of Georgia Horticulture Club's spring plant sale will be held the first two weekends in April to help raise money for scholarships and educational activities.
UGA Extension pecan specialist Lenny Wells is one of many featured speakers at this year's Pecan Beginners Course to be held on April 16. Interested pecan producers can attend the UGA Pecan Beginners Course to learn more about how to cultivate pecans in Georgia. CAES News
Pecan Course
Georgia homeowners and farmers with hopes of producing pecan trees can learn the basics from University of Georgia Cooperative Extension pecan specialists during the UGA Pecan Beginners Course on Tuesday, April 16.
Sam Pardue, dean and director, UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. CAES News
National Ag Week Salute
As we celebrate National Agriculture Week 2019, many in the Southeast are still struggling to recover from hurricanes, tornadoes, whitefly outbreaks and record-breaking rainfall. Nature is both the nemesis and nurturer of agriculture - the ultimate “can’t live with it, can’t live without it” dilemma.
Soil sample bags await processing at the University of Georgia Soil Testing Laboratory in Athens, Ga. CAES News
Spring Soil Testing
This spring, gardeners planning vegetable gardens — or even a major renovation of your ornamental beds — should take the opportunity to test their soil before they put plants in the ground.
During Tim Coolong’s years as a state ­vegetable specialist, his research focused on variety trials and developing irrigation and fertilization recommendations for farmers (photo by Dorothy Kozlowski). CAES News
Betting on Veggies
With the current focus on local food and farm-to-table eating, it’s hard to remember that 20 years ago very few people cared where their tomatoes came from.