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An August 30, 2012 map detailing the precipitation over Georgia since Aug. 22. CAES News
Hurricane Isaac
Forecasters initially projected that rains from Hurricane Isaac could erase or at least put a large dent in Georgia’s drought, but the state has seen little relief.
Bidens growing at the Unversity of Georgia campus in Tifton as part of a SARE trail researching cover crops as beneficial companion plants. CAES News
Detering tomato spotted wilt virus
U.S. Department of Agriculture-sponsored research at the University of Georgia campus in Tifton is looking into the potential of using a cover crop system to improve soil and prevent tomato spotted wilt virus.
Georgia farmer Relinda Walker displays organic peanuts on her farm. CAES News
Organic peanut research
Georgia farmers grow more than 45 percent of the nation’s peanut supply, but almost none of the organic peanuts that a growing number of consumers want.
Map showing precipitation totals across Georgia in July 2012. CAES News
July climate summary
Drought conditions in most parts of the state stabilized in July, although there was an increase in exceptional drought in west-central Georgia due to the heat and lack of rainfall.
Sorghum plant growing in the field. CAES News
Biofuels research grants
In the ongoing search for cleaner, renewable energy sources, biofuels derived from trees, shrubs and grasses have emerged as a strong candidate. But creating the next generation’s energy source is not as simple as growing a few crops; extensive research is required to ensure these plants produce enough biomass and fuel per acre to make biomass farming economically viable.
Fresh brown eggs from chickens raised by a Pike County, Ga., farmer. CAES News
Raising backyard chickens
If your family is one of the many considering raising a flock of backyard chickens, there are a few things you may want to consider before you bring the birds home to roost.
Barry Martin on his farm in Hawkinsville, Ga. Martin is the 2012 Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Georgia Farmer of the Year. CAES News
2012 Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Georgia Farmer of the Year
Barry Martin is the 2012 Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Georgia Farmer of the Year.
Student working at UGA's organic demonstration farm at the Durham Horticulture Farm, at 1221 Hog Mountain Road in Watkinsville. CAES News
UGA Organic
Farmers, gardeners and anyone who wants to know more about where their food comes from should make plans to attend the inaugural Organic Twilight Tour of the University of Georgia’s organic research and demonstration farm in Watkinsville, Ga.
Suspected 2,4-D herbicide damage on tomato. CAES News
Tomatoes susceptible to herbicides for turf and pastures
Home gardeners often inadvertently and unknowingly damage their vegetables with herbicides.
Fresh vegetables at a vendor stand at the Athens Farmers Market in Athens, Ga. CAES News
Farmers Market Safety
Buying locally grown produce at the farmers market is a great way to ensure your family is getting the freshest food possible, but it doesn’t guarantee that the produce is safer. Just like any food, locally grown food must be handled safely on the farm and in the markets to make sure it is safe when it lands on the diner table.