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Dylan Gravitt (left) won first place with a 140-pound watermelon and his brother, Jacob Gravitt, won second place with his 136-pound watermelon. The brothers are residents of Turner County. CAES News
4-H Watermelons
Two Turner County brothers made Georgia 4-H history this summer by growing the largest watermelons in the Georgia 4-H Watermelon Growing Contest.
The National Center for Home Food Preservation has distributed 1,300 copies of the "Put it Up! Food Preservation for Youth" curriculum since it was launched in 2014. CAES News
Put it Up!
With more and more students growing their own produce through community and school gardens, it only makes sense that many students are ready to take the next step and “put up” some of those hard-earned veggies and fruits.
Peaches hang in a south Georgia orchard July 2009. This year's cold winter has benefitted the state's peach crop. CAES News
Peach Research
The late-March cold spell caused some Georgia peach growers to lose a portion of their crop, but consumers should see a typical selection of fruit when the first Georgia-grown varieties ripen this month, said University of Georgia scientist Dario Chavez.
Retired UGA blueberry and small fruit horticulturist Gerard Krewer, left, holds a container of a new blueberry variety named in his honor. UGA blueberry breeder Scott NeSmith (right) named the new cultivar in honor of Krewer in recognition of his 20 years of service to Georgia's blueberry industry. CAES News
Krewer Berries
Retired University of Georgia blueberry horticulturist Gerard Krewer worked for years to help get Georgia’s blueberry industry off the ground and, today, his contributions have been recognized with his own blueberry cultivar.
Satsuma oranges are grown predominantly in Alabama, Louisiana and California. CAES News
Southeastern Citrus Expo
The Southeastern Citrus Expo will be held on the University of Georgia Tifton Campus this Saturday, Nov. 15, beginning at 9 a.m.
Judy Harrison, UGA Extension food safety specialist, with the project she helped create: "Enhancing the Safety of Locally Grown Produce." CAES News
Food Safety Project

Shoppers expect food from local farmers markets to be healthier and safer than comparable items in the grocery store. A group of Southern university scientists are training farmers and market managers to help make that assumption a reality.

Pink Lady apples hang from a tree at the University of Georgia - Mountain Research and Education Center in Blairsville, Ga. CAES News
Backyard orchards
The backyard orchard class will cover how to select small and large fruit varieties as well as plant and maintain an orchard.
At Rock Eagle 4-H Center, students learn about pioneer life at the Scott Site. They pump water from a well, wash clothes on a washboard and gain an appreciation for modern-day life. This year, they planted a vegetable garden and provided produce for the center's dining hall. CAES News
Rock Eagle Garden
At Rock Eagle 4-H Center, Georgia students can get hands-on learning about pioneer life. Students pump water from a well, wash clothes on a washboard and gain an appreciation for modern day life. This year they planted vegetables that were served in the center’s dining hall.
A yellow squash matures on the vine of a squash plant growing in Butts County, Georgia. CAES News
Donate produce
Are you buried in vegetables from your overabundant garden harvest? It can happen. University of Georgia experts encourage home gardeners to donate their extra vegetables to the needy.