Rainfall during August was heavier than normal over the western half of the state and lighter over the eastern half. CAES News
Georgia wet in the west, dry in the east in August 2018
Heavy rainfall across the western half of Georgia helped to keep daytime temperatures low, while nighttime temperatures were a little above normal throughout August. 
About 160 soybean scientists tour UGA's Iron Horse during the 2018 Soybean Breeders Tour. CAES News
Scientists put soy in the spotlight at international conference hosted by UGA
People don’t often associate Georgia with soybeans, but for a time last week, the state became the epicenter for international soybean science.
Upland cotton typically produces cotton with short or medium fibers.  Regents' Professor Andrew Paterson, and fellow CAES crop and soil sciences professor Peng Chee, are working to develop upland cotton varieties with longer fibers. CAES News
UGA to host annual Cotton and Peanut Research Field Day
Farmers and industry supporters are invited to the annual University of Georgia Cotton and Peanut Research Field Day to be held on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, on the UGA Tifton campus and UGA research farms in Tift County.
Apurba Barman, a post-doc researcher on the UGA Tifton campus, examines a cotton plant filled with whiteflies. CAES News
Traps key component of UGA whitefly research
More than 800 miles of roadway, spanning from Dothan, Alabama, to Vidalia, Georgia, serve as a testing ground for University of Georgia whitefly research.
Corn is harvested on the UGA Tifton Campus on August 11, 2016. CAES News
Some Georgia farmers harvesting corn later this year
Rainy conditions this spring forced some Georgia corn farmers to plant their crop late this year, according to Reagan Noland, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension corn and small grains agronomist. This late planting, combined with a very wet growing season, meant farmers harvested some corn crops a few weeks late.
As of June 2018, Janine Sherrier is the new department head for crop and soil sciences. CAES News
Janine Sherrier is new UGA CAES Crop and Soil Sciences department head
Janine Sherrier believes the University of Georgia Department of Crop and Soil Sciences’ focus on long-term sustainability is vital to the viability of Georgia agriculture and the farmers who make it the No. 1 industry in the state.