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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.
The right rake, shovel or trimmer will make your favorite gardener's work easier. CAES News
Small Farm Businesses
A green thumb and hard work may be the keys to getting a small farm started, but it takes more to make that farm a successful business.
Tomato transplants grown from seeds are ready to begin an adjustment to outdoor temperatures. CAES News
Start Seeds Now
Even though we still have chilly days ahead, seasoned gardeners can plan now for their spring gardens by shopping for seeds and planting them indoors.
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.
Georgia Organics conference 2014 CAES News
Georgia Organics conference
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension specialists will be among the organic agriculture experts presenting at the 2014 Georgia Organics Conference set for Feb. 21 – 22 on Jekyll Island, Ga.
Here is a picutre of Phytophthora fruit rot damage on a watermelon in Turner County. CAES News
Phytophthora Fruit Rot
An abundance of summer rainfall soaked farmlands across Georgia and brought devastating disease to the state’s watermelon crop.
Collard greens grow in a garden in Butts Co., Ga. CAES News
Fall Veggies
Many so-called super-foods such as kale, collards and spinach are ideal cool season vegetables for planting in September planting.
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension horticulturist Bob Westerfield displays several pieces of lawn and garden equipment during a class on the UGA campus in Griffin, Georgia. CAES News
Small farmer workshop
A workshop for small-scale farmers and home gardeners interested in growing and marketing vegetables for profit is set for Sept. 20 on the University of Georgia campus in Griffin.