Tomato lovers will attest that homegrown always tastes best. But homegrown tomatoes don't always win beauty contests. Some are cracked, split, off-color or just plain ugly. CAES News
Tomato lovers will attest that homegrown always tastes best. But homegrown tomatoes don't always win beauty contests. Some are cracked, split, off-color or just plain ugly.
Ugly tomatoes can still make for a great sandwich
There are several tomato disorders that cause a variety of deformities in tomatoes. Most of these disorders are caused by environmental stresses, insects or certain plant diseases. 
In addition to produce safety procedures, UGA Extension helps farmers develop record-keeping plans to help keep them in line with FDA food safety guidelines. Cory McCue of Woodland Gardens in Winterville, Georgia, makes notes about the farm's July harvest in the packinghouse while Christine White packs shishito peppers into 10-pound bags. CAES News
In addition to produce safety procedures, UGA Extension helps farmers develop record-keeping plans to help keep them in line with FDA food safety guidelines. Cory McCue of Woodland Gardens in Winterville, Georgia, makes notes about the farm's July harvest in the packinghouse while Christine White packs shishito peppers into 10-pound bags.
UGA Extension training helps keep Georgia’s produce safe
Over the past decade, Americans have fallen in love with locally grown produce, but just because something is grown nearby doesn’t automatically make it safe.
Hurricane Michael's strong winds uprooted pecan trees in Tift County. CAES News
Hurricane Michael's strong winds uprooted pecan trees in Tift County.
UGA Extension pecan specialist cautions growers about dieback of pecan branches
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, according to Lenny Wells, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension pecan specialist.
July is Smart Irrigation Month. It's a good time to check home irrigation systems and develop more efficient irrigation habits. CAES News
July is Smart Irrigation Month. It's a good time to check home irrigation systems and develop more efficient irrigation habits.
Celebrate Smart Irrigation Month in the home landscape
Landscape irrigation can be tricky, especially in the summer. During the month of July — Smart Irrigation Month — University of Georgia experts have advice on how to use irrigation as efficiently as possible.
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension viticulture specialist goes over the basics of starting a muscadine vineyard at a muscadine workshop in Athens on July 9, 2019. CAES News
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension viticulture specialist goes over the basics of starting a muscadine vineyard at a muscadine workshop in Athens on July 9, 2019.
Muscadine growers urge people not to dismiss Georgia’s native grapes 
Many people dream of retiring from their day jobs and buying a wine vineyard. But those rolling hills and endless bottles of wine don’t come easy — cultivating European, or vinifera, wine grapes is hard work.  
More Georgia students, like these at City Park Elementary in Dalton, Georgia, are learning science, technology, engineering, art and math by planting and tending school gardens. CAES News
More Georgia students, like these at City Park Elementary in Dalton, Georgia, are learning science, technology, engineering, art and math by planting and tending school gardens.
Teachers can use pollinator gardens in STEAM education
School gardens can be an integral part of a school’s STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) curriculum.