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Trey Thomas, of White County took home first place in the 2012 Georgia 4-H Pumpkin Growing Contest with his 342-pound pumpkin. CAES News
Giant pumpkins

Every year around this time the national news is filled with stories of monument-sized pumpkins from places like Maine and Michigan, but Georgians are no slouches when it comes to giant produce.

Students work in a raised bed garden at High Shoals Elementary School as part of the school's community supported agriculture fundraising project. CAES News
Farm to School month
With the majority of American children at least two generations removed from the farm, it is common for them to think their food originates at the grocery store. Or even worse, they may think it comes from a fast food restaurant. The Farm to School program was established to help battle this misperception and to help children connect and appreciate the food they eat.
A vegetable garden in Butts Co., Ga. CAES News
Garden clean-up
Many home gardeners are already planning for 2013’s garden, but the 2012 garden season has one more chore in store for you. Taking the time to clean out your old garden now can save you a lot of heartache, disease and insect problems next spring.
The adult of the hornworm caterpillar is a hummingbird moth.  This fast-flying moth has a long tongue that can suck nectar from deep-throated flowers.  Like a hummingbird, the moth can hover while feeding. CAES News
Hummingbird moths
Remember that big green worm with the red horn on its tail that was eating your tomato plants in July? Well, over the last month it has burrowed into the soil, pupated, and emerged as a big moth that shows up after sunset and feeds from flowers at night.
Rows of cover crops being grown for research at UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences organic research and demonstration farm in Watkinsville. CAES News
Fall Cover Crops
Cover crops may be your secret weapon to a better harvest next spring. Any gardener who was disappointed in their corn, tomato or squash harvests this summer might want to start planning for next summer’s crop now by thinking about planting cover crops.
Student working at UGA's organic demonstration farm at the Durham Horticulture Farm, at 1221 Hog Mountain Road in Watkinsville. CAES News
UGA Organic
Farmers, gardeners and anyone who wants to know more about where their food comes from should make plans to attend the inaugural Organic Twilight Tour of the University of Georgia’s organic research and demonstration farm in Watkinsville, Ga.
Tomato leaves can curl in response to environmental stresses, like lack of water, or as a symptom of a disease, like tomato leaf curl virus, shown here. CAES News
Tomato leaf roll
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agents, like myself, are getting several phone calls about the leaves on homegrown tomato plants curling and rolling inward. Curling or rolling of tomato leaves can be caused by various factors including environmental stresses, a virus or herbicide damage.
Container garden including several different plants CAES News
Hot weather stress
When the temperatures reach triple digits, we hear plenty on the news about how to take care of our pets and ourselves, but not much about our plants. Recent record temperatures can obliterate our lawns and ornamentals in just a few hours if these plants are already under stress for other reasons.
Plants love the summer sun, but June's triple-digit days had plants, and their caretakers, wilting across the state. CAES News
Too hot for plants
When temperatures start heading into 3-digit territory, even the most sun-loving plants can start suffering from the effects of Georgia’s mid-summer sauna.