Farmer Suicides – Risk Factors to Look For

🕔May 16, 2019Georgia farmers are champions at tackling challenges they can see – bad weather, insects and livestock disease, to name a few. Their higher-than-average suicide rate, however, indicates they may need […]

Peanut Genome Cracked, Paves Way for Improved Varieties

🕔May 2, 2019Working to understand the genetics of peanut disease resistance and yield, researchers led by scientists at the University of Georgia have uncovered the peanut’s unlikely and complicated evolution. Researchers working […]

Georgia Crop Price Survey: County Agents Collect Real Farm Data

🕔Mar 7, 2019Determining the value of Georgia’s agricultural commodities is on University of Georgia agricultural economist Kent Wolfe’s list of job responsibilities. He does it every year, but it’s not a one-man […]

Aquatic Weed Helps Plant Breeders Develop New Variety Traits

🕔Dec 27, 2018With the advent of CRISPR technologies and other precise genome editing methods, it has become faster and easier for crop scientists to breed new varieties. But there are still a […]

Georgia: 5 Ag Scholarships Offered by Georgia Farm Bureau

🕔Dec 26, 2018The Georgia Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture is committed to investing in students pursuing careers in agriculture or a related field.  For 2019, the foundation is offering scholarships for graduating […]

Georgia: 6 UGA Annual Ag Forecast Meetings, Jan. 22-Feb. 1

🕔Dec 10, 2018Sam Pardue, dean of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES), will serve as the keynote speaker at the upcoming Georgia Ag Forecast seminar series set […]

Georgia: Pesticide Training Program Has Lowered Drift Complaints

🕔Dec 7, 2018A state program aimed at teaching farmers and other pesticide applicators how to properly apply pesticides continues to limit pesticide drift in Georgia. The educational training system, called “Using Pesticides […]

Georgia: UGA Weather Network Kept Reporting During Hurricane Michael

🕔Nov 6, 2018The University of Georgia’s 86 weather stations record data 24 hours a day, seven days a week across Georgia. Farmers use this data to help them determine when to plant […]

UGA Awarded $935K to Breed Softer Cotton, More Resilient Peanuts

🕔Jul 24, 2018The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) awarded University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) plant breeders almost $1 million in […]

Georgia: CAES Launches New Ag Grad Program – Data Analysis Revolution

🕔Jun 18, 2018From remote moisture sensors that produce a real-time feed of soil conditions to drones that use optical data to spot plant disease, the next green revolution will be fueled by […]

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