January 18, 2019
UGA horticulturist Tim Coolong received the Donnie H. Morris Award of Excellence in Extension during the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference on Jan. 12.
January 14, 2019
‘Avalon’ variety produces high yields and is highly resistant to scab disease, according to University of Georgia pecan breeder Patrick Conner.
January 4, 2019
Funding addresses significant agricultural and rural challenges in the United States
December 31, 2018
UGA blueberry breeder Scott NeSmith creates new blueberry varieties for farmers in Georgia, the Southeast and around the world.
December 19, 2018
The U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate have approved the 2018 farm bill. The final bill has been sent to President Trump to be signed into law.
December 18, 2018
UGArden is a program at the University of Georgia that began in 2011. The purpose of the program is to grow medicinal herbs for use in products.
December 13, 2018
There is a feeling among some that because it is not our money being spent, Extension can be cavalier when making recommendations.
December 10, 2018
Sam Pardue, dean of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES), will serve as the keynote speaker at the upcoming Georgia Ag Forecast seminar series set for Jan. 22 through Feb. 1.
December 4, 2018
With the advent of CRISPR technologies and other precise genome editing methods, it has become faster and easier for crop scientists to breed new varieties. But there are still a few technical roadblocks that need to be overcome.
November 30, 2018
Three separate weather events this season will likely impact the quality and yield of a substantial amount of Georgia’s peanut acreage.
November 26, 2018
For U.S. Soybean Growers, Greater Diversification in International Markets on the Horizon
November 16, 2018
Whether it’s an argument for slow food or technologically advanced agriculture, most people oversimplify the narratives surrounding the modern food system.
November 13, 2018
The most widely grown irrigated crop in the United States – turfgrass – is being threatened by annual bluegrass, and Texas A&M AgriLife is leading a project to find solutions.
November 9, 2018
To avoid losing their farms following Hurricane Michael, Georgia farmers need financial relief as soon as possible, according to Jeff Dorfman, UGA Ag Economist.
November 2, 2018
Hurricane Michael struck the heart of rural Georgia in early October. The storm's track took a
staggering toll on agriculture, which is a $73.3 billion industry in Georgia, making it the No. 1
contributor to the state's economy.
November 1, 2018
In the latest issue of the Georgia Grown magazine, GCIA’s Certified Turf Program is recognized as the best in the nation.
October 31, 2018
Just weeks after Hurricane Michael blew across southwest Georgia, area farmers have moved from a state of shock into full recovery mode.
October 26, 2018
Georgia peanut farmers, still reeling from the effects of Hurricane Michael on October 10-11, are facing uncertainty about when and where to unload their crop after harvest.
October 22, 2018
Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue appoints 16 soybean farmers from across the country to the United Soybean Board
October 15, 2018
Commissioner Gary W. Black got his first glance of the devastation left behind by Hurricane Michael during a brief flyover on Friday with Director of the Georgia Forestry Commission Chuck Williams.
October 8, 2018
As of this week, it appears that we have another hurricane poised to strike Georgia. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension wants all of its agents — and the fruit, vegetable and nut growers they serve — to be as prepared as possible for the effects of the storm.
September 24, 2018
To some, mowing the lawn is an enjoyable, almost therapeutic, task. To others, it’s a task they dread. For those, a new battery-operated mower, much like the popular Rumba vacuum cleaner, may be the product of your dreams.
September 17, 2018
Late-season disease management recommendations are more difficult than ones made earlier in the season.
September 7, 2018
More than 300 plant breeders, molecular biologists and commercial researchers converged on Athens, Georgia, for the 17th Biennial Conference on the Molecular and Cellular Biology of the Soybean.
August 31, 2018
UGA Cotton & Peanut Research Field Day will be Wednesday, Sept. 5th, on the UGA Tifton campus and UGA research farms in Tift County.
August 20, 2018
Fifteen of Georgia’s top peanut producers were honored recently at the annual Georgia Peanut Achievement Club meeting on Jekyll Island, Georgia. The meeting recognizes Georgia’s highest-yielding peanut growers every year.
August 10, 2018
July saw the return of normal summertime temperatures to Georgia, but those normal summertime temperatures are still punishingly hot.
August 3, 2018
Life offers few guarantees outside of death and taxes, but peanut growers throughout the Southeast get a fair measure of assurance that the seeds they sow will sprout and grow as expected.
July 30, 2018
USDA NIFA awarded UGA CAES plant breeders almost $1 million in grants this fiscal year to produce improved cotton and peanut varieties.
July 23, 2018
A new national initiative encourages consumers to add plants to their homes and landscapes for the health benefits plants provide.
July 16, 2018
This August, UGA Cooperative Extension will host a fnortheast Georgia vineyard tour focusing on the cultivation practices and grape varieties that have made Georgia’s burgeoning wine industry possible.
June 28, 2018
A tiny wasp — known as “Paratelenomus saccharalis” — is cutting down kudzu bug populations and Georgia soybean farmers’ need to treat for the pest.
June 22, 2018
Last year’s summer peach crop was disastrous, but Georgia’s peach crop rebounded this summer following colder temperatures in December and January.
June 14, 2018
UGA Extension specialists and scientists will provide updates on their latest research about the diseases, insects and weeds that affect Georgia turfgrasses.
May 29, 2018
A group of fungi might fight a disease that’s dangerous to tomatoes and specialty crops. University of Florida scientists hope to develop this biological strategy as they add to growers’ tools to help control Fusarium wilt.
May 18, 2018
Now is the peak time to plant peanuts in Georgia, according to Cristiane Pilon, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension peanut physiologist.
May 10, 2018
UAC recently reached out to UGA Extension Specialist, Dr. Clint Waltz, for his opinion on turfgrass green-up conditions.
April 30, 2018
Farmers may have more success growing peanuts if they don’t continuously plant peanuts in the same field, according to Scott Tubbs, UGA cropping systems agronomist.
April 20, 2018
Georgia farmers should expect dry weather when they plant their crops this spring, but Pam Knox, UGA ag climatologist, anticipates an active tropical storm season in the Atlantic Ocean this summer.
April 13, 2018
More than 40 years ago, a young man from Arkansas decided to become an agriculture major because "it was the beginning of the Green Revolution, and agriculture had a bright future.”
April 9, 2018
The American Soybean Assoc., the U.S. Soybean Export Council and the United Soybean Board respond to proposed Chinese tariff.
March 29, 2018
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today issued a statement providing clarification on the USDA's oversight of plants produced via new breeding methods which include techniques called genome editing.
March 26, 2018
Under his leadership, Vaughn Farms has grown from a 500-acre cattle farm to a 5,590-acre diversified farm operation.
March 16, 2018
To boost the state’s wheat industry and help producers get more out of their crop, UGA Extension specialist Reagan Noland is researching a dual-use system that would enable growers to use their wheat crop for grain and forage production.
March 12, 2018
The UGA Extension Pesticide Safety Education Program promotes the safe, responsible use of pesticides by individuals and commercial groups by providing training programs, materials and educational resources that cover pest identification, personal safety, safe storage and safe disposal of pesticides.
February 27, 2018
To avoid disaster due to subfreezing winter temperatures, leaky pipes and uninvited rodents, UGA irrigation specialist Wes Porter recommends that growers inspect their irrigation systems before planting this spring.
February 21, 2018
Beginning March 1, Robert N. Stougaard will be the assistant dean of research for the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
February 14, 2018
Georgia saw a cooler-than-normal start to the year, and most of the state posted average temperatures between 2.5 and 4 degrees below normal.
January 26, 2018
UGA has received a $14 million grant from the U.S. Agency of International Development to manage the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Peanut Research.
January 19, 2018
Georgia’s supply of sodded turfgrass will sufficiently cover demand this year according to the Annual Georgia Sod Producers Inventory Survey conducted by Clint Waltz, Extension Turfgrass Specialist.
January 15, 2018
The University of Georgia Peanut Team will provide Georgia producers a glimpse into the upcoming growing season when it hosts the UGA peanut production seminar at the annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show and Conference on Thursday, Jan. 18.
January 8, 2018
An international group of agricultural scientists, including University of Georgia and USDA scientists based in Georgia, have mapped the genetic code of the peanut.
January 2, 2018
Economists from the University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences recommend that Georgia farmers understand their production costs before planting next year’s crops.
December 22, 2017
Chinese government notifies WTO that they will no longer accept shipments of 24 different types of plastic and many other industrial wastes, in a move to focus more on recycling domestic products.
December 15, 2017
In November 2017, the Georgia Urban Ag Council conducted their twenty-fourth consecutive survey of sod producers. The purpose of the survey was to determine the status of inventory levels and projected price changes for 2018.
November 30, 2017
On Nov. 22 Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the appointment of 19 members and 3 alternate members to serve on the United Soybean Board (USB).
November 29, 2017
University of Georgia Professor of crop and soil sciences Wayne Allen Parrott has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, an honor bestowed by his peers for “scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.”
November 22, 2017
For farmers, IPM is good business. They don’t want to pay for pesticide applications if they won’t do any good.
November 16, 2017
Despite tropical storm Irma, UGA pecan specialist Lenny Wells is still optimistic about this year’s crop. He estimates yields ranging from 85 to 100 million pounds.
November 7, 2017
Soybean/Small Grain Expo set for January 30, 2018 at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry, GA.
November 2, 2017
Shimat Joseph, an entomologist based on the University of Georgia Griffin campus, will research turfgrass and ornamental plant pests as the newest member of the UGA Turfgrass Team.
October 24, 2017
The 42nd annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show is set for Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center.
October 23, 2017
University of Georgia President Jere W. Morehead discussed the future of Georgia agriculture with industry leaders at the 40th annual Sunbelt Agricultural Expo in Moultrie, Georgia, on Tuesday, Oct. 17.
October 10, 2017
Variable rate irrigation holds great promise as a way to use precision agriculture to irrigate crops and better manage water, but the challenge is to find a way to write prescriptions to meet a crop’s specific moisture needs.
October 6, 2017
Researchers have produced biofuels from corn, switchgrass and even algae, but researchers at the University of Georgia will soon study a new source of renewable biofuels: the lesser-known crop of carinata, also known as “Ethiopian mustard.”
September 29, 2017
University of Georgia, state and industry leaders cut the ribbon on Sept. 21 signifying the official openings of three new turfgrass research and education facilities on the Griffin, Tifton and Athens campuses.
September 26, 2017
Following the use of cover crops, farmers reported increased yields of corn, soybeans, and wheat, and improvement in the control of herbicide-resistant weeds, according to a nationwide survey.
September 22, 2017
A global team of 65 scientists, including nine from the University of Georgia, have decoded some of the secrets to the coping strategies exhibited by pearl millet.
September 15, 2017
Georgia turfgrass producers and industry leaders will gather Tuesday, Oct. 31, and Wednesday, Nov. 1, in Ft. Valley, Georgia, for the annual Georgia Sod and Turf Producers Field Day.
September 14, 2017
Hurricane Irma brought terrific damage to the Southeast, including to agriculture. Preliminary observations point to considerable losses, but it could have been worse. As assessments begin, agriculture is getting back to work after the storm.
August 25, 2017
Administrators from the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) and the UGA College of Engineering (COE) recently met with agricultural leaders from across the state.
August 18, 2017
Georgia’s largest peanut crop in more than 20 years could produce great results come harvest season, says Scott Monfort, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension peanut agronomist.
August 10, 2017
Through the Eyes of a Farmer series visits with Parrish, Chandler and Callie Akins, who farm in Berrien County, Georgia.
August 1, 2017
Populations of whiteflies are “unusually high” in Georgia cotton fields this season, making early detection and management of whiteflies essential, according to UGA experts.
July 28, 2017
Meredith McNair Rogers, a more than 20-year veteran farmer from Camilla, Ga., testified July 25 before the Senate Agriculture Committee that the peanut provisions included in the 2014 Farm Bill and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program work for farmers and consumers - and must be preserved in the next farm bill.
July 24, 2017
Georgia cotton and peanut farmers are expected to plant significantly more acres in those two crops in 2017 than they did in 2016, according to the June acreage report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).
July 17, 2017
While laymen may look at a farm field dotted with round bales and think that those bales are all the same, forage farmers and livestock producers know the truth. Hay quality varies widely from producer to producer and from year to year.
July 7, 2017
June’s heavy rains meant that many Georgia farmers were able to cut back on irrigation, but the rain also contributed to fungal diseases in vegetable crops and hampered vegetable farmers’ harvests.
June 28, 2017
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal June 23 announced a $10.5 million investment in the Georgia Environmental Protection Division’s oversight of the state water metering program.
June 26, 2017
In addition to root-knot nematodes and target spot disease, Georgia cotton farmers should be prepared to fight bacterial blight, said University of Georgia Cooperative Extension plant pathologist Bob Kemerait.
June 16, 2017
In its sixth year, UGA’s Organic Farm Twilight Tour is a chance to stroll around UGA’s 90-acre organic research and horticulture farm and learn about the latest in organic growing methods.
June 8, 2017
For peanuts, the sustainability story starts in a field on a farm, but the story doesn’t end there. The next act starts when wagons loaded with peanuts pull away from the field.
June 5, 2017
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Corn Silage and Forage Field Day is set for Thursday, June 15, on the UGA campus in Tifton, Georgia.
May 22, 2017
Core aerification is a cultivation practice that opens the soil, allowing moisture and air into the root zone. When it’s timed and performed correctly, aerification can stimulate rhizomes to initiate growth, causing the grass to grow sooner.
May 15, 2017
People around the world eat peanuts in all sorts of ways: as a roasted snack, as a powder sprinkled onto cereal, as a sauce blended into stew. But would consumers gulp down a peanut beverage? Aggrey Gama thinks so.
May 4, 2017
UGA CAES selects Dr. Allen Moore to lead the college's research efforts as the CAES associate dean for research.
April 24, 2017
USDA announces new data indicating the organic industry continues to grow domestically and globally.
April 14, 2017
The Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association supports a two-prong approach to correct problems with the H-2A program for agricultural guest workers.
April 10, 2017
Everett Williams was named Georgia Farmer of the Year. Williams will represent Georgia at the Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Georgia, in October, when the Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year award is presented.
April 4, 2017
Southeast farmers plan to plant more acres of peanuts, a few more of soybeans, less of corn, but a lot more of cotton this year, according to the always-anticipated annual USDA Prospective Planting Report, which hit the streets March 31.
April 4, 2017
FROM GRASSCYCLING TO SMART LAWNS, THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LANDSCAPE PROFESSIONALS REVEALS EFFICIENT AND EFFECTIVE LAWN CARE PRACTICES FOR NATIONAL LAWN CARE MONTH IN APRIL
March 28, 2017
The Coalition to Advance Precision Agriculture (CAPA) is pleased to announce the launch of its new website, www.DiscoverPrecisionAg.org.
March 24, 2017
Georgia’s peanut crop is expected to exceed 700,000 acres this year, which increases both hope for income improvement and fear of loss to disease, according to Scott Monfort, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension peanut agronomist.
March 20, 2017
From a smart irrigation system for the home landscape to a new recipe for protein-packed meals on the go, University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences students have some great ideas.
March 13, 2017
Southeast peanut growers plan to plant more acres than last year in an effort to supply a market that wants more peanuts.
March 6, 2017
If Georgia farmers want to maximize their profits, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension economist Amanda Smith says that, like all business owners, they first need to know their costs of production.
February 27, 2017
Unless Georgia has a cool spell to slow things down, a lot of pecan buds will begin to break within two weeks.
February 20, 2017
In a key decision in the water dispute between Georgia and Florida, a court-appointed special master dismissed Florida’s claim it will suffer if Georgia’s water consumption isn’t curtailed upstream in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin, which covers parts of Georgia, Alabama and Florida.
February 11, 2017
We are well into one of my favorite times of the year, the “winter meeting season.” From January through the middle of April, my fellow Extension specialists and I travel the highways giving updates on crop production for 2017.
January 30, 2017
It is often said that farmers are faithful, optimistic people. It takes a special kind of person to put a seed in the ground, help birth a calf or watch a chick hatch from an egg – to knowingly start down the path to turn that small beginning into food and fiber for the world.
January 23, 2017
More than 1,400 attendees were able to fine-tune their farming operations with information gained at the 41st annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show and Conference on Jan. 19, 2017, at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus.
January 9, 2017
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.
January 3, 2017
There is no oversupply of U.S. peanuts. Despite what was otherwise believed earlier in 2016, numbers now show the U.S. peanut market is tight.
December 22, 2016
Kudzu bugs are not native to Georgia, but in the past seven years, they’ve damaged soybean fields across the southeastern U.S. Fortunately a team of University of Georgia researchers may be on the verge of a solution.
December 21, 2016
Twenty-three peanut growers and sheller representatives from across the Southeast, Texas and Virginia-Carolina area began Class X of the Peanut Leadership Academy Dec. 12-14, 2016, in Miramar Beach, Florida.
December 9, 2016
During the Soybean/Feedgrain Committee Conference at the Georgia Farm Bureau Convention, UGA Extension Economist Dr. Adam Rabinowitz provided a 2017 economic outlook for corn, wheat and soybeans.
December 7, 2016
The Georgia Ag Forecast seminar series will be held Jan. 18-27. University of Georgia agricultural economists will present insights into the latest market and regulatory conditions for the state’s largest industry.
November 28, 2016
Growers across the Southeast region will reap the benefit of a $4.4 million, 150-acre cotton breeding facility built by Bayer in Dawson, GA. The grand opening of the facility, which began operating in January 2016, was celebrated October 20 during harvest of the first research crop.
November 21, 2016
The Farm Service Agency of USDA has released the 2016 of peanuts as reported by farmers with adjustments.
November 14, 2016
Georgia farmers are experiencing one of the worst droughts in recent memory, and University of Georgia climatologist Pam Knox cautions that there could be a potential repeat next year.
November 9, 2016
Nominations are now open for the Outstanding Georgia Young Peanut Farmer. The state winner will be announced at the Georgia Peanut Farm Show on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, in Tifton, Georgia.
November 7, 2016
World-renowned researcher Stanley Culpepper, UGA Extension weed scientist, will receive the 2016 regional Excellence in Extension Award from the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities.
October 28, 2016
Pecan and cotton crops took the brunt of the agricultural hit by Hurricane Matthew, and southeast Georgia pecan and cotton farmers are still assessing the damage from the Friday, Oct. 7, to Monday, Oct. 10, weekend.
October 19, 2016
Demand is at an all-time high for both more aesthetically pleasing and drought-resistance products and services.
October 13, 2016
This will be an evening to remember as we celebrate Georgia’s top industry and the 50th anniversary of the Georgia Agribusiness Council in style!
October 7, 2016
Georgia lawmaker Rep. Richard Royal and soybean pioneer John Woodruff to be inducted into Georgia's Agricultural Hall of Fame at UGA CAES Alumni Banquet - Nov 11.
October 5, 2016
Peanut Proud and the Georgia Peanut Commission are partnering during the Sunbelt Ag Expo, Oct. 18-20 in Moultrie, Georgia, to collect $1 donations to be used for the purchase of peanut butter for humanitarian efforts.
September 26, 2016
Georgia’s field corn acreage is up and yields should be strong, but prices remain disappointingly low for producers, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension weed specialist Eric Prostko.
September 16, 2016
UGA Extension peanut agronomist Scott Monfort advises Georgia’s peanut growers to take action to protect their dryland crop.
September 12, 2016
The University of Georgia and Georgia Department of Agriculture lead the fourth annual state agriculture tour through middle and south Georgia on September 7th.
August 26, 2016
Harvest time may be less than a month away for many Georgia peanut farmers, but UGA plant pathologist Bob Kemerait insists there is still time to treat the crop for white mold disease.
August 19, 2016
A supermarket shopper 50 years ago would never believe the amount of fresh produce available today, especially in the winter. No generation before us has had a more plentiful, nutritious or safe assortment of fresh fruits and vegetables at their disposal.
August 16, 2016
Irrigation significantly improves peanut yields in all rotation systems while the length of rotations also influences yield, according to research conducted in Georgia.
August 8, 2016
SEGreen, SNA's new event, is the roadmap to the future for Southeast growers, landscapers, and retailers.
July 29, 2016
A lack of rain or cooler weather this summer means more calls for University of Georgia peanut entomologist Mark Abney regarding lesser cornstalk borers.
July 25, 2016
Agriculture must take action now to manage the possible onslaught of new organisms, new insects and new diseases that is expected to escalate.
July 15, 2016
With water use and rising expenses a concern, forage sorghum is a cheaper, more effective alternative for Georgia cattlemen feeding dairy cows, according to University of Georgia animal and dairy scientist John Bernard.
July 8, 2016
Summer began in Georgia with warmer than normal temperatures throughout the state and shows no signs of relenting before fall. The hotter than normal temperatures with low rainfall led to an expansion of drought over the month and the introduction of extreme drought to two regions in northern Georgia by June’s end.
July 5, 2016
The European Commission June 28 extended, once again, the authorization for the herbicide glyphosate for another 18 months. The American Soybean Association welcomed the news but is still uncertain for how long U.S. soy will have access the EU market.
June 30, 2016
This will become the most frequently asked question of my 2016 field season: “What is the best fungicide program for peanuts this year?”
June 23, 2016
Many people feel like they have lost their connection to the land and are looking to establish or restore a connection with their food. So they gravitate to labels and taglines that make them feel good--labels that create a "story" but don't offer much information in return.
June 22, 2016
Many soybean farmers don’t realize their fields may be a buffet for soybean cyst nematodes, despite the use of SCN-resistant soybean varieties.
June 17, 2016
Pesticide application through center pivot irrigation systems, called “chemigation,” could allow Georgia cotton growers to treat multiple fields while lowering application costs and minimizing exposure to chemicals. University of Georgia entomologist Michael Toews is studying the efficacy of this method.
June 14, 2016
The latest edition of the Georgia Soybean News is now available online.
June 10, 2016
In May 2016, most of Georgia suffered from a lack of rainfall, while record-setting rain fell in Savannah, Georgia. Drought conditions expanded statewide, and severe drought returned to the northwest corner of Georgia by the end of last month.
May 31, 2016
The average migrant farm laborer is older, female and less likely to migrate, says a new study.
May 20, 2016
The combination of soil moisture sensors and variable rate irrigation (VRI) may help some Georgia farmers increase their yields while decreasing their water usage.
May 12, 2016
Alexandria, Va.—May 12, 2016—The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) has a new website! BetterSeed.org is the go-to source for all information related to the research, development and movement of quality seed to meet the world's demand for food, feed, fiber and fuel.
May 2, 2016
In Southern and Midwestern states, where agriculture and conservatism dominate, farmers know that paying higher labor costs is not an expense that can ever be recouped by raising prices on their products.
April 28, 2016
An estimated 550 folks from the peanut nation, local, state and national leaders and the community convened on Barrington Road in Coffee county to celebrate the Grand Opening of Premium Peanut last Friday, April 22nd.
April 22, 2016
Georgia Commodity Commissions for Beef, Cotton, Equine and Tobacco are accepting nominations to fill several positions for each Board.
April 11, 2016
Low commodity prices and declining credit availability are impeding cash flow for Georgia farmers, said University of Georgia agricultural economist Brady Brewer.
April 1, 2016
Sod farmers, landscape professionals and sports turf managers interested in learning more about the turfgrass industry’s latest innovations are invited to attend the 70th Annual Southeastern Turfgrass Conference on April 26th.
April 1, 2016
UGA Entomologist Mark Abney is searching for ways to monitor insects responsible for destroying Georgia peanut crops. This is the first step in developing economic thresholds that will indicate to farmers when it’s time to apply controls for each pest and when it’s time to cut losses.
March 28, 2016
Georgia Extension agents will now come to farms to teach a series of pesticide-focused trainings to agricultural producers through a new, unprecedented training initiative.
March 23, 2016
The Plant Management Network (PMN) has released a new presentation entitled “Climate-Induced Reduction in US-Wide Soybean Yields Underpinned by Region- and in-Season-Specific Responses,” now available in the Focus on Soybean resource for growers, crop consultants, and extension agents.
March 22, 2016
If peanut farmers produce as many peanuts in 2016 as they did in 2015, there will not be enough room in federally licensed warehouses to store the crop.
March 21, 2016
A group of Georgia Farm Bureau young farmers recently made the trip to Washington to meet with lawmakers, and share their thoughts on issues of importance to Georgia agriculture.
March 14, 2016
The possibility of sicklepod weed becoming resistant to herbicides is a potential concern for all Georgia peanut farmers, said Eric Protsko, UGA weed scientist.
March 7, 2016
Leaky pipes, flat tires and rodent-infested electrical boxes are issues that should be addressed now by farmers with irrigation systems, says UGA Extension Specialist Wes Porter.
March 1, 2016
The Georgia Agricultural Commodity Commission for Soybeans recently approved over $240,000 in funding for a wide range of research projects as well as promotional activities.
February 26, 2016
Extension plant pathologist Bob Kemerait cautions Georgia corn farmers about the El Nino weather pattern that will likely interfere with planting this March.
February 22, 2016
Complaints over off-target movement of chemical applications went down 48 percent from 2014 to 2015, but Georgia farmers must better understand the factors that influence drift.
February 19, 2016
Georgia’s cotton and peanut farmers are not expected to plant seeds for another two months, but they should be tending to maintenance issues now, according to Scott Monfort, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension peanut agronomist.
February 15, 2016
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension peanut agronomist Scott Monfort insists that poor peanut plant stands in Georgia may not necessarily be due to seed quality.
February 8, 2016
The Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC) is disappointed in the recent comments made by Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack regarding the designation of cottonseed as an ‘other oilseed.’ Secretary Vilsack indicated that he did not have legal authority to make such a designation.
February 2, 2016
The American Soybean Association (ASA) urged the European Commission today to continue its work in addressing delays in the approvals timeline for crops grown with new biotechnology traits.
January 27, 2016
A team of researchers led by faculty at the University of Georgia have received a $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to find new ways of combating Johnsongrass.
January 22, 2016
This year’s peanut yields in Georgia was among the state’s highest, but University of Georgia peanut agronomist Scott Monfort fears that next year’s crop will be vulnerable to increased disease pressure.
January 15, 2016
A group of commercial beekeepers, growers and environmental activists recently filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for not regulating seeds treated with neonicontoids as pesticides under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act.
January 12, 2016
After ending 2015 with some record-breaking warm and wet weather, Georgia’s fruit and tree nut farmers are concerned that the lack of chill hours and soggy soil could damage their crops.
January 5, 2016
Peanut warehouse capacity could reach its limit as the 2016 crop comes in, and farmers need to make sure that their peanuts will have room in a Commodity Credit Corporation-approved warehouse.
December 22, 2015
Brian Ogletree is a member of the 32nd class of American Soybean Association (ASA) DuPont Young Leaders. The 2016 program began with a training session at DuPont Pioneer headquarters in Johnston, Iowa, in early December.
December 21, 2015
The Georgia Peanut Commission awarded county Extension agents recently with the Georgia Peanut Education for Excellence award.
December 16, 2015
Growers are always expressing concern about the potential negative effects of herbicides on crops. “Is that going to burn my crop?” or “Will that injury reduce yields?” All herbicides have the potential to cause crop injury especially when applied at high rates or at the wrong time. However if you read and follow the herbicide label, you should have no worries!
December 10, 2015
A panel of scientists is disputing a World Health Organization report published earlier this year that concluded glyphosate, the world's most widely used weed killer and main ingredient in Monsanto Co's Roundup herbicide, is probably carcinogenic to humans.
December 2, 2015
As a young man working on his family’s farm in Perry, Georgia, Jerry Johnson loved the sight of wheat growing in the fields. Decades later, Johnson, now a respected plant breeder, received the 2015 Inventor’s Award from the University of Georgia Research Foundation.
November 30, 2015
UGA pecan specialist Lenny Wells fears Georgia’s pecan crop will fail to meet initial production projections by as much as 20 million pounds.
November 20, 2015
A new study proves that improved transparency increases consumer trust in food. The Center for Food Integrity's (CFI) latest research, A Clear View of Transparency and How it Builds Consumer Trust, provides proof that transparency builds trust and identifies the most effective practices for building consumer trust.
November 17, 2015
I think 2015 was definitely one of the worse peanut white mold (Sclerotium rolsfii) years in history. High heat and frequent cloudy rainy periods caused it to be worse than usual. It was definitely a year that premium white mold products paid off.
November 9, 2015
Joe Baker isn’t the type of farmer most people picture when they imagine agriculture in the Deep South. He doesn’t grow cotton or peanuts or soybeans. He doesn’t spend his time working with peaches or pecans or blueberries.
November 6, 2015
Two weeks of cloudy, rainy September weather across Georgia have put something of a damper on what was promising to be a bumper crop of pecans, leading to a “mixed situation” for Georgia growers this fall.
October 30, 2015
Led by increases in forestry and livestock values, Georgia’s agricultural output increased by $484 million in 2014, making agriculture, once again, the largest industry in the state with a value of $14.1 billion.
October 26, 2015
After watching U.S. wheat acreage and production slide steadily for 18 years, the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) has had quite enough and is coming out swinging.
October 20, 2015
“We are all ready to go,” Executive Director Chip Blalock said Monday. “It’s beautiful weather – not too hot, with a nice breeze – and we are ready to welcome 75,000 to 100,000 of our closest friends from all over the world for this year’s show.”
October 15, 2015
Among the many voices debating about winners and losers in the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement, it appears that U.S. agriculture could come out ahead on the deal.
October 5, 2015
An impending El Niño weather pattern could negatively impact Georgia farmers’ abilities to harvest their peanut and cotton crops, according to University of Georgia climatologist Pam Knox.
September 30, 2015
2015 will be the year to take a test drive at the Sunbelt Ag Expo, where three major pickup truck manufacturers, tractor-makers and ATV-manufacturers invite visitors to get behind the wheel to compare.
September 21, 2015
U.S. peanut production is on track to be the second largest ever. Cotton production ticked up but remains well below last year’s level, and soybean farmers planted their largest acreage ever, according to the USDA September Crop Production Report released Sept. 11.
September 11, 2015
Over 200 attended the Georgia Cotton/Peanut Research Tour in Tifton today as researchers informed the farmers about peanut trends, new products and free advice.
September 8, 2015
Agricultural producers rented and farmed 353.8 million acres of farmland. Of these acres, 80 percent is owned by nonfarming landlords.
August 31, 2015
The 2015 Field Day features industry updates from Bryan Tolar, GA Agribusiness Council, and Dr. Patrick McCullough, UGA Extension Weed Scientist. Don't miss it!
August 24, 2015
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agronomist Jared Whitaker is researching ultra-late-planted soybeans, a potential solution for low soybean yields and even lower corn prices.
August 19, 2015
“We in agriculture love to say we’re feeding the world, and we think everyone is going to appreciate that — but they don’t,” says Allyson Perry.
August 14, 2015
The Turfgrass Group has been named the licensing and marketing agent for TifTuf certified Bermudagrass, (experimental name DT-1), the new drought-tolerant turfgrass developed by a team of researchers led by Dr. Wayne Hanna and Dr. Brian Schwartz at the University of Georgia in Tifton.
August 14, 2015
Peanut growers need to challenge and support their industry groups to continue to work to expand markets, find new uses for peanuts and capitalize on peanut’s already great reputation and foothold in the family diet.
August 10, 2015
Josef M. Broder, who has served as associate dean for academic affairs for the past decade, has agreed to serve as interim dean beginning September 19.
July 31, 2015
Extension Entomologist Mark Abney characterizes 2014 as a “very buggy year” in Georgia and he says last year can provide a number of lessons on peanut insect management this year.
July 31, 2015
Mr. Ernest Allen has been selected to serve as the Director of the USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service/Livestock, Poultry, and Seed Program’s Seed Regulatory and Testing Division (SRTD) in Gastonia, NC.
July 16, 2015
When clients call Bartow County Agent Paul Pugliese with lawn problems, the first thing he recommends is a soil test.
July 15, 2015
Cotton acres planted were reduced to reflect the June 30 estimate of actual acres planted and acres harvested and yield were tweaked a bit but we still end up with 14.5 million bales. All this plus a 1.2 million bale increase in China’s carry-in stocks, results in a 2 ½ million bale increase in 2015 crop year ending stocks. Ouch.
July 9, 2015
Mark Abney’s message to Georgia peanut farmers is the same today as it was two years ago, when he was hired as the University of Georgia’s research and Cooperative Extension peanut entomologist: “We need to be scouting more of our peanuts.”
July 6, 2015
More than 200 people gathered June 24 for a groundbreaking ceremony that brought new turfgrass research and education facilities on the University of Georgia’s campuses in Griffin, Tifton and Athens one step closer to completion.
June 30, 2015
Mark your calendars for the 17th annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference July 23-25 at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Ga. This year's conference “Planting Our Future” offers farmers an opportunity to learn more about legislative issues, market growth and production issues.
June 25, 2015
100 degrees in the shade....and no rain! Help your customers protect their investment - please advise them to irrigate efficiently and follow statewide outdoor water use rules!
June 17, 2015
Innovation Gateway: Helping UGA faculty, staff and students to turn their ideas into products in the marketplace.
June 15, 2015
“The More Things Change… The more they stay the same!” says Dr. Glen Harris, UGA Extension Soil Scientist, who gives us this report. When we switched from growing small-seeded Georgia Green to large-seeded Georgia 06G we really thought we would need to increase our calcium recommendations. But after years of research we concluded that the recommendations didn’t need to change.
June 15, 2015
State, industry and University of Georgia officials will take shovel to soil on June 24 at 2 p.m. as they officially break ground on three new turfgrass research and education facilities.
June 9, 2015
There can be quite a bit of variability in custom harvesting rates when a producer is just hoping to cover their cost plus receive a small profit margin. The cost of any operation depends on a number of factors such as cost of the equipment, condition of the equipment, hours the equipment is used, and the efficiency of the operator.
June 9, 2015
UAC provided public comment (May 5, 2015), joined by several industry leaders who expressed their concerns about the modifications to Exemptions during declared Drought Level 3. All UAC members are encouraged to send written comments to the EPD by May 13, 2015. For additional information, please contact Mary Kay Woodworth at firstname.lastname@example.org or 770-359-7337.
June 2, 2015
A peanut progress update from Rome Ethredge, Seminole County Extension Agent.
May 27, 2015
While many growers rely on the tool of resistant cultivars to control the TSWV in peanuts, experts and growers agree it’s better to use more than one tool to help fix this problem.
May 27, 2015
When considering a cover crop, farmers need to understand the carbon cycle. Carbon is a currency of exchange; it is the food in the soil profile for the biology.
April 20, 2015
From the other side of the world, Clemson University’s Kendall Kirk can activate a fan on his grain bin in Blackville that could prevent thousands of dollars in lost crop value.
April 16, 2015
The University of Georgia’s Office of Vice President for Public Service and Outreach honored UGA Extension specialists Eric Prostko, Clint Waltz and Alfredo Martinez for their outstanding service to the state.
April 13, 2015
While no one knows what the weather will bring this growing season, peanut producers can at least take a few lessons from what occurred in 2014, say Extension specialists in Georgia and Alabama.
“We need to concentrate the most, probably this year and next year, on what we can do to save money when growing peanuts,” says Scott Monfort, University of Georgia Extension peanut specialist.
April 13, 2015
March 2015 was warmer and drier than usual for most of Georgia. While the warmth encouraged rapid growth of planted corn and other crops, cold conditions late in the month may have caused some damage to fruit blossoms. The warm and dry conditions also increased soil moisture shortages across the region.
April 1, 2015
Improved crop varieties have vastly changed U.S. agriculture across the board, but it hasn’t come without a price. It can take as much as a decade or more and an investment of millions of dollars to take a variety from discovery, through development and ultimately to commercialization and availability.
April 1, 2015
The University of Georgia’s newest bermudagrass release will be under the microscope during the 69th annual Southeastern Turfgrass Conference set for Tuesday, April 28 at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center.
April 1, 2015
Georgia has progressed quickly in terms of crop irrigation, while Alabama is playing catch-up, says Wesley Porter who has a unique insight into the similarities and the differences in the two states.
February 22, 2015
Several factors need to be considered when selecting peanut varieties, including yield and grade potential, field history for diseases and nematodes, whether your fields are irrigated or non-irrigated, the availability of high-oleic contract premiums, and maturity.