An upcoming field day on Wednesday, Aug. 10, at the University of Georgia Southwest Georgia Research and Education Center (SWERC) in Plains, Georgia, will showcase cutting-edge agriculture research to farmers, UGA Cooperative Extension county agents and industry personnel.
The 2016 Georgia back-to-school sales tax holiday starts at midnight on Friday, July 30, and ends at midnight on Saturday, July 31. Certain purchases made over the tax holiday weekend will be exempt from state and local sales tax.
After a 14-month renovation, the Tift Building on the University of Georgia Tifton Campus is housing faculty and staff. A timely renovation – the campus celebrates its centennial in 2018 – the renovated Tift Building preserves the history of the Tifton Campus while giving the campus’s front doorstep a more vibrant appearance, according to Assistant Dean Joe West.
University of Georgia plant pathologist Bhabesh Dutta is confident that Georgia watermelon growers will encounter downy mildew at some point during the growing season — it’s just a matter of timing and severity.
Trees are a big business in the South. With more than 209 million acres of timberland spread across the 13-state region and landowners planting more trees every year, the forest products industry supports about 1.2 million jobs.