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Scott NeSmith visits with growers in Peru to examine blueberry varieties currently being grown there and to establish test sites for UGA blueberry germplasm. CAES News
Global Blueberries
University of Georgia researchers helped make blueberries the most valuable fruit crop in the state. Now they are reaching beyond the state lines to help farmers establish blueberry crops in Latin America, Asia and beyond.
Pictured is a tent-like structure used as shading for bell pepper research on the UGA Tifton Campus. CAES News
Bell Pepper Shading
University of Georgia horticulturist Juan Carlos Diaz-Perez has found that covering bell peppers with shading nets increases yields, extends the growing season and makes for more attractive fruit.
Onion center rot is a devastating disease for Vidalia onion producers in south Georgia. CAES News
Onion Disease Detection
Onions, one of the biggest vegetable crops in Georgia, risk disease when they are harvested and stored. To solve this issue, University of Georgia researchers have developed new technologies, including a gas sensor and imaging methods, to detect diseases in onions.
Cotton is dumped into a trailer at the Gibbs Farm in Tifton on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. CAES News
Cotton Variety Selection
With cotton prices plummeting below 60 cents this winter, selecting a variety to plant for the upcoming season is a critical decision for Georgia farmers. The University of Georgia Cotton Variety Selection Program provides growers with the research-based information they need to produce the state’s No. 1 row crop.
Here's a closeup picture of blueberries being grown in Alapaha. Picture taken in May, 2013. CAES News
Blueberry Freeze
Early blueberry varieties felt the chill of deep freezes during January and February, according to University of Georgia blueberry specialist Erick Smith.
Here's a closeup picture of blueberries being grown in Alapaha. Picture taken in May, 2013. CAES News
Blueberry Spraying
A University of Georgia blueberry specialist and agricultural engineer are equipping southeast Georgia blueberry growers with knowledge about improved spraying techniques to help manage the crop and keep Georgia at No. 1 in blueberry production.
Terence Center is an agricultural and environmental lawyer and a professor in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics. CAES News
CAES Fulbright Scholar
UGA agricultural and environmental lawyer Terence Centner is in Europe’s oil and gas production capital this spring to study how regulations on hydraulic fracturing affect both the environment and energy companies.
Mike Toews, entomologist on the UGA Tifton Campus, works in corn in a storage bin on campus. CAES News
Stored Corn
Farmers usually rush to get their crops to market to get the best price, but if stored properly, field corn held for eight to nine months brings higher prices than recently harvested corn, according to a University of Georgia expert.
Fusarium wilt, a deadly fungal disease that lives in the soil, attacks a watermelon vine in a field in Berrien County. CAES News
Fusarium Wilt
Fusarium wilt reduces watermelon yields in Georgia fields. A University of Georgia Extension agent in one of the state’s most prolific watermelon-producing counties is searching for a way to help save the melons and the farmers’ profits.