Cotton on the UGA Tifton campus in this 2013 file photo. CAES News
Here's why it's important to plant cotton as soon as possible
If Georgia farmers plan to plant cotton, they need to do so as soon as possible. Only 86 percent of the state’s crop has been planted as of June 10, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Crop Progress and Condition Report for Georgia.
Ideally, grass clippings should be recycled into the grass. If a large amount of clippings remain, bagging is the best option. CAES News
After weeks of rain, lawns can finally be mowed
After weeks of rainfall, lawns grew and now mowing may leave a significant volume of clippings behind. If there's too much to rake into the canopy, the clippings should be removed. 
The staff at the University of Georgia's J. Phil Campbell Sr. Research and Education Center will host their annual corn boil and farm tour on June 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tours of the farm will be followed by a community corn boil. CAES News
UGA's annual Organic Twilight Tour and corn boil on tap for late June
From pollinators and pumpkins to corn and cattle, June is a great time to learn about what’s happening on the University of Georgia’s agricultural research farms.
Peanut plants under water in Plains, Georgia.
May 31, 2018 CAES News
Rain stunts peanut crop, creates perfect conditions for vegetable diseases
Two consecutive weeks of rainfall in Georgia stunted the growth of the state’s peanut crop and created ideal conditions for diseases in vegetable fields, leaving farmers scrambling to decide what to do next.
Wayne Parrott, a professor in the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, is one of the world's leading authorities on soybean genomics and enabling technologies for the improvement of crop plants. CAES News
UGA scientist Wayne Parrott named Distinguished Research Professor
The University of Georgia Research Foundation has named Wayne Parrott, UGA professor of crop and soil sciences, a Distinguished Research Professor. The award recognizes contributions to knowledge and work that promises to foster continued creativity. Parrott specializes in plant genetics and is one of the world’s leading authorities on soybean genomics and technologies that allow for the improvement of crop plants.
Cotton plants blown over from Tropical Storm Irma's winds on the UGA Tifton campus. CAES News
Georgia cotton producers hope to rebound from 2017
Researchers project that Georgia’s cotton farmers will plant more than 1.45 million acres this year, an increase from 1.28 million acres in 2017, according to Jared Whitaker, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension cotton agronomist.