Tag Archives: UGA Extension Service

Top 10 Georgia peanut farmers honored at Jekkyl Island

Farmers from Seminole County and Miller County were among those farmers honored for the 2015 Georgia Peanut Achievement Awards! (See Full List Below)   By Clint Thompson University of Georgia, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Each of Georgia’s top 10 peanut farmers relied on University of Georgia Cooperative Extension research to produce the highest yielding crops this… Read More »

Georgia farmers advised to check irrigation systems, equipment before using this spring

By Jordan Hill University of Georgia, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences University of Georgia Extension irrigation specialist Wes Porter advises farmers to check their irrigation systems and equipment for any problems before getting in the field this spring. Irrigation equipment is typically left outdoors, and unused during cold weather. While farmers may expect the equipment to be… Read More »

Peanut entomologist solicits help via survey

Planted peanut acreage is expected to increase in 2015. By Clint Thompson University of Georgia, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences TIFTON — To better sustain Georgia’s future peanut production, a University of Georgia peanut entomologist is surveying Georgia farmers. Notifications about the online survey were mailed directly to the more than 3,500 peanut producers in Georgia. The… Read More »

Physician recommendations result in greater weight loss, UGA research finds

Patients advised to lose weight by their physicians dropped more pounds on average than those who didn’t receive a recommendation, according to new research from the University of Georgia published in the journal Economics and Human Biology. Using a national data set from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, study author Joshua Berning found that physician advice… Read More »

Georgia pecan crop lacking in size

By Clint Thompson University of Georgia, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Too much, and then too little, rain left Georgia pecan growers with smaller and, sometimes, empty nuts this season. The small size of pecans in the crop this year is expected to significantly impact the state’s overall production. University of Georgia Extension pecan horticulturist Lenny Wells… Read More »