CAES News
Students and faculty discuss the multifaceted issues surrounding genetically modified crops
From food labels to classroom debates, the public discussion around genetically modified crops and food is everywhere — but never with much depth.
Peanuts growing at the Lang Farm on the UGA Tifton campus in 2017. CAES News
UGA Extension releases updated water-saving peanut irrigation checkbook method
Georgia peanut farmers can save money, conserve water and produce higher yields using a new irrigation scheduling recommendation, according to Wesley Porter, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension irrigation specialist.
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Turfgrass Specialist Clint Waltz is currently using an “automower” on the lawn just outside the new UGA Turfgrass Research Facility on the UGA Griffin campus. The Husqvarna mower is on loan from Georgia sod producer Super-Sod, so Waltz can observe and evaluate the concept of “continual” mowing. CAES News
Battery-operated mower takes away labor, adds 'cool factor' to lawn mowing
If you dread mowing the lawn, a new battery-operated mower, much like the popular Rumba vacuum cleaner, may be the product of your dreams. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Turfgrass Specialist Clint Waltz is reviewing it.
Peanut comparison of healthy peanuts vs. peanuts infected with white mold disease in 2017. CAES News
Georgia farmers considering early harvest time for peanut crop
Plant diseases, like leaf spot and white mold, are forcing Georgia peanut farmers to consider moving their harvest times up a few days, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension peanut agronomist Scott Monfort.
Whiteflies on a cotton plant in a lab on the UGA Tifton campus.
August 24, 2018 CAES News
Whitefly pressure a concern for cotton growers with late planted crop
Georgia cotton farmers who planted their crop late this year need to be mindful of potential whitefly pressure, according to Phillip Roberts, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension entomologist.
Georgia is the No. 1 producer of peanuts in the U.S. and Georgia growers grow 50 percent of the nation's total production. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension peanut entomologist Mark Abney says peanuts are one of the most sustainable crops. CAES News
Peach State proves to be peanut powerhouse
National Peanut Day is September 13. Although Georgia is known as the "Peach State," it is also the No. 1 producer of peanuts in the U.S. Last year, American farmers produced almost 2 million tons of peanuts. The U.S. is ranked third in worldwide peanut production, behind China and India.