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Pictured is a dry land peanut field in east Tift County on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. CAES News
PEANUT Rx App
A new smartphone app for the Peanut Disease Risk Index, or “PEANUT Rx,” will help Georgia peanut growers predict their risk of disease for this year’s crop.
Rows of cotton at a farm on the University of Georgia Tifton Campus in 2013. CAES News
Cotton Scouting School
University of Georgia Extension will host a pair of cotton scouting schools in June. The programs will be held on Monday, June 8, in Tifton, Georgia, and Tuesday, June 16, in Midville, Georgia.
Tim Coolong, UGA vegetable horticulturist, looks for squash in a plot on the UGA Tifton Campus. CAES News
Squash Research
A University of Georgia vegetable horticulturist is searching for new squash varieties to help Georgia farmers improve the state’s $24.7 million squash industry.
Here is a picture of poor forage quality. CAES News
Forage Quality
High quality forage is essential to beef cattle’s nutrition and beef producers’ bottom lines, said University of Georgia Extension forage specialist Dennis Hancock. Focusing on forage quality helps farmers keep overall costs low, he said.
Fresh vegetables grown organically by an Elijay, Ga., farmer CAES News
Community of Opportunity
University of Georgia Extension is connecting vegetable farmers and impoverished families in Dougherty County, Georgia. The desired results are improved eating habits for this southwest Georgia community and a new market for producers.
Food hubs aggregate produce from small farmers to meet larger produce orders, like those placed by schools, retailers and restaurants. CAES News
Food Hub Plan
The Food Bank of Northeast Georgia’s food hub, housed in its Rabun County facility, will be the first in the country to leverage a regional food bank’s supply chain to help farmers aggregate and preserve their produce. In partnership with University of Georgia Extension, the organizations will join forces to increase access to local food and local jobs.
Pictured is a dry land peanut field in east Tift County on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. CAES News
Peanut Planting
Unusually warm weather conditions and high soil temperatures have Georgia farmers itching to plant peanuts, but University of Georgia peanut agronomist Scott Monfort cautions peanut producers to hold off until the end of April or beginning of May.
There were almost 800,000 acres of peanuts grown in Georgia in 2015. CAES News
Peanut Grower Survey
Farmers who complete the survey will help University of Georgia peanut specialists understand what research and Extension work needs to be done and help them map patterns in pest activity across the state. The survey can be accessed online through a link on the Georgia Peanut Commission’s website at www.gapeanuts.com.
This picture shows tomato spotted wilt virus damage in peanuts in 2011. CAES News
TSWV Research
A University of Georgia entomologist is searching for a way to control tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV) by studying thrips – the insect that carries the disease.