Concerned Georgia farmers gathered in Atlanta, Macon and Tifton on Wednesday, March 20 to hear a summary of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s new Food Safety Modernization Act. Proposed by Congress, the act was developed in an effort to improve the safety of the nation’s food supply.
Georgia’s recent warm daytime temperatures have home gardeners itching to dig in the soil and plant summer crops. But University of Georgia experts warn gardeners not to be tempted. Soil temperatures are still far too low for seeds to germinate and transplants to survive.
A delegation of Nigerian scientists, on a nationwide agricultural tour, visited the UGA campus in Tifton, Ga., and other sites in south Georgia to learn how farmers benefit from research conducted by scientists in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
There is nothing more frustrating than planting a vegetable garden and not producing a substantial crop of fresh vegetables. Numerous problems can contribute to low yields, but, fortunately, most of them can be avoided.
Springtime brings questions about gardening, and some of the most common gardening questions have to do with watering, bugs and how to grow more food in less space. Here is some basic information from University of Georgia Cooperative Extension to help answer these common questions.