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The 2017 Georgia Ag Forecast event in Macon was held at the Georgia Farm Bureau Building. CAES ag economist Don Shurley is shown (r) with Hunter Loggins of the Georgia Agribusiness Council and Tas Smith of the Georgia Farm Bureau. CAES News
2017 Ag Forecast
In 2017, Georgia row crop farmers will likely devote more acreage to the state’s tried-and-true commodities: cotton and peanuts. This and other agricultural projections for the year were the focus of the 10th annual Georgia Ag Forecast seminar series, held across the state Jan. 18-27.
As of Dec. 27, 2016, this map of Georgia shows areas that are experiencing abnormally dry or drought conditions, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. Image credit: USDA Drought Monitor. CAES News
Georgia Drought
Welcome rains during December 2016 and the first week of 2017 are providing hope for Georgia farmers looking for relief from a statewide severe drought, according to Pam Knox, University of Georgia agricultural climatologist and UGA Cooperative Extension specialist.
The 43rd annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show and Conference will be held at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center in Tifton, Georgia, on Thursday, January 17, 2019. CAES News
Peanut Farm Show
The Georgia Peanut Farm Show is set for Thursday, Jan. 19, at 8:30 a.m. at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center in Tifton, Georgia.
Leaf spot damage seen on a peanut leaf. CAES News
Leaf Spot Disease
Georgia peanut growers are experiencing problematic leaf spot diseases this year due to susceptible varieties and weakening fungicide treatments, according to Albert Culbreath and Tim Brenneman, plant pathologists at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus.
Pictured is a pond with low water on the UGA Tifton Campus at the Lang-Rigdon Farm, due to the drought.
Date: Nov. 9, 2016 CAES News
Georgia Drought
Georgia farmers are experiencing one of the worst droughts in recent memory, and University of Georgia climatologist Pam Knox cautions there could be a potential repeat next year.
University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences master's degree student Esther Akoto works with composting barrels as part of her research into whether composting kills the aflatoxin-producing molds in peanut field waste. CAES News
Committed to Compost
Ghana native Esther Yeboah Akoto, who is currently pursuing her master’s degree in food science and technology at the University of Georgia, is working to help farmers diminish aflatoxin contamination in their soil by composting field waste.
UGA President Jere Morehead and UGA CAES Dean Sam Pardue pose for a picture with Georgia Farmer of the Year John McCormick and his wife, Paula. CAES News
Sunbelt 2016
University of Georgia President Jere W. Morehead and other UGA administrators celebrated the opening of the 2016 Sunbelt Agricultural Expo by visiting the trade show Oct. 18 in Moultrie, Georgia.
Georgia Farmer of the Year John McCormick examines a soy bean plant with Screven County Extension coordinator Ray Hicks. Hicks and McCormick have worked together for more than 20 years. CAES News
Farmer of the Year
All successful farmers have the curiosity of a scientist in them. For John McCormick, Georgia’s 2016 Farmer of the Year, that curiosity has helped make his farm one of the most successful in the state.
Peanut plants to be rated at a UGA Extension Peanut Maturity Clinic in Bulloch County in September 2016. CAES News
Peanut Maturity Testing
Georgia farmers plant more than 500,000 acres of peanuts each year, but they’ll be the first to tell you that every acre is different and develops on its own timeline.
A field of dryland peanuts in Tift County. CAES News
Dryland Peanuts
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension peanut agronomist Scott Monfort advises Georgia’s peanut growers to take action to protect their dryland crop.