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Pecans on the ground in an orchard on the University of Georgia Tifton campus. CAES News
Georgia Pecan Crop
Georgia’s 2013 pecan crop was not as plentiful as farmers hoped for, and one University of Georgia expert says this year’s crop could be even worse — if history repeats itself.
Squash vine borer larva inside squash vine. CAES News
Modified Organics
To place the certified organic seal on their produce, farmers must follow a strict list of rules. Home gardeners who want to use organic practices can take the first steps by using methods one University of Georgia expert calls “modified organics.”
A fistful of rich soil from the University of Georgia's J. Phil Campbell Sr. Research and Education Center in Watkinsville, Ga. CAES News
Sustainable Agriculture Conference
UGA Extension and the Athens Land Trust are taking registrations for a Sustainable Agriculture Conference for new and beginning farmers, Oct. 3, in Watkinsville.
George Vellidis, a professor on the University of Georgia-Tifton campus, examines a soil moisture sensor. CAES News
Optimizing irrigation use
Soil moisture sensors are an efficient tool farmers use to optimize their irrigation water use.
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Septic tank problems
Recent rains left some homeowners tackling septic tank problems. Saturated soils aren’t able to take up additional water from drainfield lines.
Rows of cotton at a farm on the University of Georgia Tifton Campus in 2013. CAES News
Rain soaking cotton fields
The deluge of rainfall this summer made a splash with some cotton farmers but created a tidal wave of challenges that some growers are still fighting.
Shelbie Jordan, a Grady County 4-H student, tries to keep a bubble afloat on Tuesday at the Stripling Irrigation Research Park. CAES News
4-H20 camp
Water and 4-H make for a good team. Together, they’re making a splash this week as children are educated and entertained about water’s role in everyday life at the sixth annual 4-H2O camp.
A push mower used to mow turfgrass. CAES News
Summer lawn care
Having a healthy, attractive lawn is an integral part of a beautiful home landscape. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension experts say following these five steps can help you achieve an awe-inspiring lawn this summer.
UGA Organic Class composting pile. CAES News
Mulch veggie plants
Adding mulch around vegetable plants like peppers, tomatoes, squash and eggplant can mean extra veggies at harvest time. Mulching prevents the loss of moisture from the soil, suppresses weed growth, cools the soil and keeps vegetables off the ground.
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Peanut research
A $15 million grant from the U.S. Agency on International Development is giving a boost in funds to international peanut research at the University of Georgia.