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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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Bermuda Grass Stem Maggot

Published on 08/06/19 Drought changes management strategy for Bermuda grass stem maggot By Clint Thompson for CAES News Drought-like conditions this summer are forcing Georgia forage farmers to delay treatments for Bermuda grass stem maggot, according to Lisa Baxter, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension forage specialist. It is normally recommended that farmers wait…
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Dieback of Pecan Branches

Published on 07/19/19 UGA Extension pecan specialist cautions growers about dieback of pecan branches By Clint Thompson for CAES News Nearly a year after thousands of trees were destroyed by Hurricane Michael, Georgia pecan producers are reporting the dieback of pecan branches and leaf burning in trees that survived the October 2018 storm,…
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Control of Cowpeas

Cowpea Control (Prostko) Every so often, I get a few inquiries about herbicides for the control of cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) (Figure 1). Unfortunately, cowpea (also known southern pea, black-eye pea, or crowder pea) can be a very difficult plant to control and not much research data is out there.  In preparing our…
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Sunbelt Expo Field Day

By Clint Thompson for CAES News Georgia farmers can learn about agricultural research while interacting with University of Georgia scientists during the annual Sunbelt Field Day in Moultrie, Georgia, on Thursday, July 25. From 8:30 a.m. to noon, UGA agriculture specialists and other industry leaders will present their findings from various crop research…
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Two Weaning Methods

Jason Duggin, PC Southeast Update, July 2019   One of my dad’s favorite sayings was, “There’s more than one way to skin a cat.” When it comes to types of calf weaning methods, this phrase could easily be used.  However, my dad tended to tell me this when I was…
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