University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agent Frank Watson discusses how to jumpstart a spring garden by growing transplants indoors.
Published on 02/06/12
Jumpstart a spring garden by growing transplants indoors
By Frank M. Watson for CAES News
Pollinator conservation in the fall season Posted on 10/25/21 by Becky Griffin
Pollinator conservation does not stop when the weather turns cool. There are a few items you can add to your pollinator to-do list for the fall and early winter to help pollinators next spring.
UGA crop specialist combats postharvest food waste with research and education Posted on 10/22/21 by Maria M. Lameiras
Agricultural producers around the world are constantly faced with risks to their crops from disease, weather and pests, but even more losses occur after crops are harvested. In fact, nearly a third of all the food produced worldwide — approximately 1.3 billion tons — is lost to food wastage each year.
The Bulldogs behind the Georgia jack-o’-lantern Posted on 10/21/21 by Carly Alyse Mirabile
The quest for the perfect pumpkin each fall doesn’t start at the local patch. In fact, it starts up to 10 years prior for researchers like University of Georgia plant geneticist Cecilia McGregor. McGregor leads breeding efforts in the selective pumpkin variety called the ‘Orange Bulldog’, following the retirement of the program’s founder, horticulturist George Boyhan.
CAES researchers, Extension professionals honored in Fruit and Vegetable 40 under 40 Posted on 10/20/21 by Maria M. Lameiras
Five members of the faculty and staff of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and UGA Cooperative Extension have been honored as members of the Fruit and Vegetable 40 Under 40 Class of 2021.
Are your trees boys or girls — or both? Posted on 10/18/21 by Kim Coder
Female flowers and female trees produce fruit and seeds. Male flowers and trees produce pollen. Making the correct choice of tree gender can be important. Anyone who has ever smelled putrid ginkgo fruit, washed mulberries off their car or sneezed at tree pollen should understand.
Popular trees provide flower power but don't last the test of time Posted on 10/05/21 by Paul Pugliese
Some trees naturally live longer than others but, ironically, many of the most popular landscape trees tend to be relatively short-lived. Although their flowers are quite attractive, Bradford or Callery pears are generally considered short-lived trees, and they are also highly invasive.