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A statewide survey is currently open to the public for anyone who is not already a Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteer and may be interested in the program or its services. A Master Gardener, pictured here, takes photographs of insects at the UGA Research and Education Garden in Griffin. (file photo) CAES News
A statewide survey is currently open to the public for anyone who is not already a Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteer and may be interested in the program or its services. A Master Gardener, pictured here, takes photographs of insects at the UGA Research and Education Garden in Griffin. (file photo)
Master Gardener Survey
You may have relied on advice from a Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteer in the past. Now they want your input to make plans for the future.
Many of the leaf spot diseases that are apparent on hydrangeas in the fall are actually the result of infections that occurred in the spring. Cercospora leaf spot, pictured here, is a common disease on bigleaf hydrangeas. CAES News
Many of the leaf spot diseases that are apparent on hydrangeas in the fall are actually the result of infections that occurred in the spring. Cercospora leaf spot, pictured here, is a common disease on bigleaf hydrangeas.
Seeing Spots
With all of the rain that we’ve experienced this year, many fungal leaf spot diseases are active. Hydrangeas are particularly susceptible to several different leaf spot diseases that favor moist weather. Some of the most common diseases people ask about are known as Corynespora leaf spot and Cercospora leaf spot on bigleaf hydrangeas.
Freshly picked blueberries sit in baskets at the University of Georgia horticulture farm in Athens, Ga. CAES News
Freshly picked blueberries sit in baskets at the University of Georgia horticulture farm in Athens, Ga.
Essential Oil Grant
Organic fruit and vegetable growers want to meet the recent uptick in national consumer demand, but they need additional tools to battle pests and diseases that often accompany organic crop growth.
Nearly 600 4-H'ers from Georgia and surrounding states attended the Southern Region Teen Leadership Conference held virtually September 24-26. CAES News
Nearly 600 4-H'ers from Georgia and surrounding states attended the Southern Region Teen Leadership Conference held virtually September 24-26.
Southern Region Teen Leadership Conference
High school Georgia 4-H members participated in the Southern Region Teen Leadership Conference (SRTLC) in late September with youth from surrounding Southern states. The annual event gives attending youth and adults opportunities to develop leadership skills and practice networking skills with 4-H’ers in other states.
Proceeds from the sale, including trees like this 'October Glory' red maple, benefit the UGA Horticulture Club. CAES News
Proceeds from the sale, including trees like this 'October Glory' red maple, benefit the UGA Horticulture Club.
Horticulture Club Plant Sale
The University of Georgia Horticulture Club is hosting an online plant sale offering woody plants, herbaceous perennials, houseplants and succulents through Oct. 14.
Symptoms of Alternaria leaf blight first appear on older leaves as small, dark spots that gradually enlarge with concentric rings. Brassica crops, including broccoli, collard and kale, are all susceptible to this plant disease. CAES News
Symptoms of Alternaria leaf blight first appear on older leaves as small, dark spots that gradually enlarge with concentric rings. Brassica crops, including broccoli, collard and kale, are all susceptible to this plant disease.
Alternaria blight and head rot
A new multistate project will bring together researchers from the University of Georgia and partner universities to fight Alternaria leaf blight and head rot in broccoli, a plant disease that thrives in warm temperatures and humidity.
With so many children struggling to reach their full potential, 4-H believes that young people, in partnership with adults, can play a key role in creating a more promising and equitable future for youth, families and communities across the country. CAES News
With so many children struggling to reach their full potential, 4-H believes that young people, in partnership with adults, can play a key role in creating a more promising and equitable future for youth, families and communities across the country.
National 4-H Week
Georgia 4-H empowers youth to become self-directing, productive and contributing members of society by establishing personal and sincere relationships, learning life and leadership skills and enhancing community awareness. During National 4-H Week, Oct. 4-10, Georgians will celebrate all the exceptional things these 4-H’ers accomplish.
C.M. Stripling donated 130 acres in Mitchell County that now house UGA’s Stripling Irrigation Research Park (SIRP), a state-of-the-art irrigation research and education center providing an easily accessible facility to assist farmers in managing irrigation and the general public in understanding the role of water in the economy of the region. CAES News
C.M. Stripling donated 130 acres in Mitchell County that now house UGA’s Stripling Irrigation Research Park (SIRP), a state-of-the-art irrigation research and education center providing an easily accessible facility to assist farmers in managing irrigation and the general public in understanding the role of water in the economy of the region.
National Friend of Extension
The Stripling Family Foundation of Camilla, Georgia, has been recognized with the Epsilon Sigma Phi National Friend of Extension award for their many years of philanthropic and personal support of agriculture programs in Georgia.
Swelling (galls) produced by the root-knot nematode on the roots of okra grown on an organic farm in Georgia. CAES News
Swelling (galls) produced by the root-knot nematode on the roots of okra grown on an organic farm in Georgia.
Nematode Research
While weeds and plant parasites are a concern for all agricultural producers, organic producers are doubly challenged to combat these problems without chemical solutions. Through a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a University of Georgia researcher is working to discover and integrate biological products and cover crops to control nematodes and weeds in organic vegetable production.