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Cowpea curculio on bean. CAES News
UGA researcher embarks on new study of cowpea curculio
Believe it or not, field peas — a fixture of the Southern dinner table — can be too difficult to grow in Georgia.
Eddy-Jean Etienne working in the Agricultural & Environmental Services Lab in Athens. CAES News
High-tech help for Haiti's farmers
Haitian farmers have toiled for more than a century to grow crops in the nation’s notoriously ravaged farmlands. A new soil-testing lab, scheduled to open in June, should help farmers in Haiti improve their yields.
Georgia farmer Relinda Walker displays organic peanuts on her farm. CAES News
Tougher peanuts
University of Georgia researchers studying organic peanut production and researchers with the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service have found ways to reduce the amount of fertilizer and pesticides used in traditional peanut farming operations.
A young visitor to the UGA Pavilion at the 2011 Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Ga., Oct. 19 learns about giant cockroaches. CAES News
Expo weathers on
Despite an uncomfortable mix of wet, cold and windy weather, North America’s premier farm show, the Sunbelt Ag Expo, marched on this week in Moultrie, Ga. More than 70,000 visitors perused the wears of 1,200 vendors, a North Carolina farmer was tapped as the Southeast’s top and land-grant universities brought their messages to the masses.
The early summer following an El Niño winter climate pattern – like we had this past winter -- is typically warmer and drier than normal. With the warmer temperatures and drier-than-normal conditions, soil moisture will quickly decrease over the next two months. CAES News
Sizzle, sizzle!
Based on the average mean temperature, Alma, Athens, Augusta, Columbus and Savannah, as well as Tallahassee, Fla., all experienced the hottest summer on record.
Fresh brown eggs from chickens raised by a Pike County, Ga., farmer. CAES News
Finding new markets
An empty storefront on the market square in downtown Zebulon, Ga., is being eyed as the place where local agricultural crop diversity meets entrepreneurial product creativity.
Mitchell County farmer Kyle Pollock, left, and Mitchell County UGA Cooperative Extension agent Rad Yager, right, look over one of Pollock's cotton fields wiped out by the extreme drought that has covered the area for more than two months. CAES News
No rain
The cotton seedling tried. But after sending its root more than five inches deep into the parched dirt, searching for moisture, it gave up and died.
Stream flows across south Georgia, like that of the Kinchafoonee Creek in Lee County, are near record low for this time of year as drought worsens across the region. CAES News
Drought grows
Drought conditions worsened across most of Georgia during May. With well-below-normal rain and temperatures routinely in the 90s, soils continued to dry. The southern half of the state is being hit the hardest.
Keith Delaplane looks into the top of an open bee hive at the UGA apiary in Athens, Ga. CAES News
Honeybee money
Millions of bees die each year due to a phenomenon known as Colony Collapse Disorder. Scientists believe a combination of factors contribute to CCD, including pesticides, environmental and nutritional stresses and pathogens.