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The Southeastern Hay Contest winners were announced on Oct. 15 at the Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Georgia. The overall winner was Yon Family Farms from Ridge Spring, South Carolina. CAES News
Hay Contest
A record 380 entries were submitted in this year’s Southeastern Hay Contest (SEHC), and the grand prize was awarded to Yon Family Farms of Ridge Spring, South Carolina. The winner received $1,000 from Massey Ferguson and the choice of the use of a new Massey Ferguson DM Series disc mower or RK Series rotary rake for next year’s hay production season.
Blueberries are about to be harvested in this 2015 file photo on a UGA farm in Alapaha, Georgia. CAES News
Blueberry Disease
A plant pathologist at the University of Georgia Tifton campus is using a grant from the Georgia Farm Bureau to study a bacterial disease that is harming the state’s blueberry crops. 
This picture shows tomato spotted wilt virus damage in peanuts in 2011. CAES News
TSWV
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension plant pathologist Bob Kemerait cautions Georgia peanut producers in the midst of harvesting this year’s crop that it’s never too early to look ahead to 2020, especially with regards to tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV).
UGA scientists Glen Harris and Henry Sintim bag harvested peanuts on Oct. 1 at the plant sciences farm on the UGA Tifton campus. CAES News
Peanut Harvest
Peanut harvest season in Sylvester, Georgia, is more than just farmers digging up the fruits of their labor. It’s a time of celebration for agriculture, the sector that drives the economic footprint in this rural community.
Angelos Deltsidis, who is originally from Greece, earned his doctoral degree at the University of Florida. In his new position at UGA, he'll show how commodities thrive under different storage conditions, temperatures and atmospheres. CAES News
Postharvest Specialist
The newest crop specialist on the University of Georgia Tifton campus hopes to help Georgia fruit and vegetable farmers extend the shelf life of their produce after harvest.
UGA's Adam Rabinowitz, peanut economist on the UGA Tifton campus, speaks during the 2018 Georgia Ag Forecast meeting in Bainbridge, Georgia. CAES News
Producer Meetings
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agricultural economists and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) will jointly hold producer meetings throughout Georgia from Oct. 8-11. The meetings will address three major government support programs including disaster assistance, trade assistance and farm safety-net programs.
Terrell County Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent Seth McAllister sorts peanuts out on a maturity board during the Georgia Peanut Tour on Sept. 19, 2019. CAES News
Peanut Crop
Georgia’s recent hot, dry weather has dryland peanut farmers making tough decisions about when to dig their crops, according to Scott Monfort, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension peanut agronomist.
Lego Forage Specialist, or Lego Lisa, is a fixture on social media thanks to UGA Extension forage specialist Lisa Baxter. CAES News
Lego Forage Specialist
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Forage Agronomist Lisa Baxter is using her social media savvy and love for Legos to share timely information with Georgia farmers.
Whiteflies transmit several devastating viruses to important vegetable crops, including squash. CAES News
Whitefly Management
Researchers from three research institutions are using a $3.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to fight whiteflies on vegetable crops.