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Dry conditions save pecan crop

We often talk about negative impacts of drought, but for some people it has positive impacts as well.  For construction companies and golf courses, dry conditions mean more days to get work and play done, increasing income.  In agriculture, a story this week in Growing Georgia highlights one benefit that…
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Kudzu bugs lower due to cold winter

Clint Thompson reported this week in Growing Georgia that the number of kudzu bugs in soybean fields this year has been drastically lower than the past few years.  Wayne Gardner, a UGA entomologist from Griffin, attributes this to the cold weather we had across the Southeast this winter.  A tiny…
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Southeast farmers turn to new crops

There have been some recent news stories about new crops that farmers are trying to establish in the Southeast in response to changing climate conditions as well as citrus greening and other problems with current crops.  Previously I have written about satsumas as a new crop that is being introduced…
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