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Monarch butterflies migrating through Georgia

Published on 10/23/19 Monarch butterflies migrating through Georgia now By Becky Griffin for CAES News The time of the year has come when Georgians look to the sky to watch for signs of Monarch butterfly migration. These butterflies are on their way to the Sierra Madre of Mexico to overwinter…
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Digging Dryland Peanuts

Published on 09/25/19 UGA Extension peanut agronomist advises dryland farmers to begin digging crops By Clint Thompson for CAES News Georgia’s recent hot, dry weather has dryland peanut farmers making tough decisions about when to dig their crops, according to Scott Monfort, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension peanut agronomist. Since much of south…
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Wilted Leaves Not Always a Sign Plants Need Water

Published on 09/19/19 Wilted leaves aren’t always a sign that the plant needs water By Paul Pugliese for CAES News As summer slowly melts into fall, temperatures are still reaching the high 90s and many plants wilt in the afternoon sun. Plants with big leaves, such as hydrangeas and angel trumpets, are often…
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Lego Forage Specialist

Published on 09/19/19 ‘Lego Forage Specialist’ helping spread forage news across Georgia By Clint Thompson for CAES News University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Forage Agronomist Lisa Baxter is using her social media savvy and love for Legos to share timely information with Georgia farmers. When Baxter joined the UGA Tifton campus in March,…
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Whitefly Research Management

Published on 09/13/19 UGA CAES part of extensive research study aimed at whitefly management By Clint Thompson for CAES News Researchers from three research institutions are using a $3.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to fight whiteflies on vegetable crops. Scientists from the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and…
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Hurricane Dorian

Published on 08/29/19 Prepare now for Hurricane Dorian’s arrival, UGA climatologist says By Pam Knox, Sharon Dowdy for CAES News Hurricane Dorian may bring power outages, downed trees, heavy rain and possibly brief tornadoes to Georgia this weekend and well into next week, according to Pam Knox, director of the University of Georgia…
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Cotton Defoliation Timing

Published on 08/29/19 Proper timing of defoliation is important decision for cotton growers By Clint Thompson for CAES News With harvest season less than a month away for some Georgia cotton farmers, knowing when to defoliate is an important decision all growers have to make, according to Mark Freeman, University of Georgia Cooperative…
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Blue-Green Algae in Ponds

Published on 08/15/19 UGA Extension urges Georgians to keep animals away from ponds that may contain toxin-producing algae By Sharon Dowdy, Merritt Melancon for CAES News The sudden and unexpected death of a Marietta, Georgia, couple’s beloved dog after swimming with its owners in Lake Allatoona has filled social media feeds since the…
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Southeastren Hay Contest

Published on 08/19/19 UGA Extension forage agronomist encourages producers to submit hay samples By Clint Thompson for CAES News During the Southeastern Hay Contest at the 2019 Sunbelt Ag Expo, Georgia hay producers have a chance to compare the quality of their hay and win cash prizes. Any producer in Georgia and other…
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Cotton and Peanut Research Field Day

Published on 08/21/19 UGA Extension to showcase cotton, peanut research during field day By Clint Thompson for CAES News Cotton and peanut farmers and industry personnel are invited to the University of Georgia Cotton and Peanut Research Field Day on Wednesday, Sept. 4, on the UGA Tifton campus. Members of the UGA cotton…
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