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Pictured are three blackberry leaves that have Blackberry Yellow Vein Virus. CAES News
Blackberry Viruses
With no chemical treatments to kill viruses in blackberries, University of Georgia plant pathologist Phil Brannen recommends Georgia producers grow tissue-cultured plants.
The 2016 Ag Forecast sessions will be held on Thursday, Jan. 21, at the Carroll County Ag Center in Carrollton; Friday, Jan. 22, at Unicoi State Park in Cleveland; Monday, Jan. 25, at the Cloud Livestock Facility in Bainbridge; Tuesday, Jan. 26, at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center in Tifton; Wednesday, Jan. 27, at the Blueberry Warehouse in Alma; and Friday, Jan. 29, at the Georgia Farm Bureau Building in Macon. CAES News
Ag Forecast Rescheduled
The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences has rescheduled its Georgia Ag Forecast seminar at Unicoi State Park in White County, Georgia, for Wednesday, Feb. 17.
There were almost 800,000 acres of peanuts grown in Georgia in 2015. CAES News
2016 Ag Forecast
Georgia’s economy will be on the rise in 2016, fueled by population growth, resurgence of the housing market and major projects across the state, including two new professional sports stadiums planned for metro Atlanta. Georgians can also expect to continue to pay less for a gallon of milk, and for meat producers, exports look encouraging for beef and pork.
The Georgia Peanut Farm Show was held at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center on Thursday, Jan. 21. CAES News
Peanut Farm Show
This year’s peanut yields in Georgia was among the state’s highest, but University of Georgia peanut agronomist Scott Monfort fears that next year’s crop will be vulnerable to increased disease pressure.
The 2016 Ag Forecast sessions will be held on Thursday, Jan. 21, at the Carroll County Ag Center in Carrollton; Friday, Jan. 22, at Unicoi State Park in Cleveland; Monday, Jan. 25, at the Cloud Livestock Facility in Bainbridge; Tuesday, Jan. 26, at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center in Tifton; Wednesday, Jan. 27, at the Blueberry Warehouse in Alma; and Friday, Jan. 29, at the Georgia Farm Bureau Building in Macon. CAES News
Jan. 22 Ag Forecast Canceled
The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences’ Georgia Ag Forecast seminar at Unicoi State Park has been canceled due to potentially hazardous winter weather in White County and north Georgia.
Presented by the UGA Women's Leadership Initiative and the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the inaugural Southern Region Women's Agricultural Leadership Summit is scheduled for Feb. 8 at the UGA Hotel and Conference Center. U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden will deliver the keynote address. CAES News
Women in Ag
The University of Georgia will host delegates from 13 states during a summit that will shape national policies and programs related to gender equity and leadership development in agriculture.
Pictured is an eggplant fruit. CAES News
Eggplant Production
Eggplant producers should consider decreasing their current irrigation usage, according to University of Georgia research horticulturist Juan Carlos Díaz-Pérez. Doing so saves water and money.
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UGA Measures Impact
Georgia’s flagship university has a $4.4 billion annual economic impact on the state, according to a new study that analyzed how the three-part teaching, research and service mission of the University of Georgia contributes to the state's economy.
Here's a closeup picture of blueberries being grown in Alapaha. Picture taken in May, 2013. CAES News
Warm Winter Blues
After ending 2015 with some record-breaking warm and wet weather, Georgia’s fruit and tree nut farmers are concerned that the lack of chill hours and soggy soil could damage their crops.