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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.
This picture shows cotton being picked at the Gibbs Farm in Tifton on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. CAES News
2014 Farm Bill
Georgia farmers can no longer bank on subsidized payments from the federal government.
Calvin Perry, superintendent of the UGA CM Stripling Irrigation Research Park in Camilla, Ga., adjusts the controls of a variable-rate irrigation system. VRI uses computer maps, global positioning systems, soil sensors and software to control where and how much water the nozzles on a center pivot spray on crops. Perry and his colleagues recently added a 'push-button' feature to the system to make it easier for farmers to program. CAES News
Precision Agriculture
Auto-steer technology, variable rate irrigation, smart-phone apps — these are all precision farming techniques that University of Georgia professor George Vellidis believes farmers should be using in their day-to-day operations.
Tomato plants in pots at various sizes CAES News
Small Gardens
Unfortunately, many would-be gardeners forgo planting a vegetable garden because they don’t think they have enough space. This need not be the case, since many vegetable varieties can be planted in small spaces. Alternative growing practices can also reduce the amount of space needed to grow a backyard (or back porch) garden.
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Banana Research
Greg Fonsah, a College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences economist, has created his own little corner of the tropics on the University of Georgia Tifton campus. Less than 100 yards away from his office, Fonsah walks through row after row of tall broad-leafed foliage. A quick smile is evident as he swings his machete to and fro, shearing away leaves and branches as he goes.
Pears hang from a tree in a middle Georgia home landscape. CAES News
Fruit Tree Varieties
Fall is the perfect time to add a home orchard to your landscape. University of Georgia experts warn gardeners to read labels and select the right trees for their region.
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.
Satsuma oranges are grown predominantly in Alabama, Louisiana and California. CAES News
Satsuma oranges
Farmers interested in growing an alternative crop can learn about Satsuma oranges on Thursday, Aug. 22 at the Lowndes County Civic Center in Valdosta.
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.