Georgia

Growers voting on continuing Georgia Vegetable Commission

Georgia vegetable growers are voting on whether to continue the Georgia Vegetable Commission marketing order. Voting began Feb. 1 and continues through March 2, according to a news release. The marketing order allows assessment of... more »

Georgia Ag Forecast includes specialty crop reports

Registration for the 2024 Georgia Ag Forecast, presented by the University of Georgia (UGA) College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) and UGA Cooperative Extension, is now open.   The Georgia Ag Forecast is scheduled for Jan. 26 at... more »

CBP pushed to boost Georgia produce demand

Georgia U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff has pushed U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to help Georgia farmers sell more produce, including pecans. In October, Sen. Ossoff launched an inquiry with CBP urging them to begin... more »

USDA declares Hurricane Idalia disaster area for Georgia growers

Nearly 30 counties in southeast Georgia are eligible for disaster assistance from damage caused by Hurricane Idalia, which struck the state on Aug. 30. The storm damaged state fruit, vegetable and pecan production, groves and... more »

Hornet bee predator nest eradicated in Georgia

To protect the state's honeybee population, Georgia agricultural officials have detected and destroyed the nest of a yellow-legged hornet’s nest. The yellow-legged hornet feeds on a variety of insects, including honeybees. If allowed to establish... more »

Georgia updates Hurricane Idalia damage

Hurricane Idalia damaged south Georgia crops. The Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) has released information on how the hurricane and tropical storm, which made landfall in the Big Bend area of Florida before quickly rolling... more »

UGA Extension provides farmworker health videos

University of Georgia Extension is releasing a series of videos to promote farmworkers’ health and wellbeing. The video series is in Spanish and English. UGA is part of a national effort to improve farmworker health.... more »

Registration open for 2023 Georgia Ag Forecast

Registration is now open for the 2023 Georgia Ag Forecast. The annual seminar, scheduled for Jan. 27 at the University of Georgia (UGA) Tifton Conference Center on the UGA Tifton, Georgia, campus. A live virtual... more »

UGA helps farmers, rural communities deal with stress

From forces of nature to inflation, stressors have an outsized impact on farmers and families. Producers depend on University of Georgia (UGA) Cooperative Extension agents for research-based advice to improve production practices. Now, UGA Extension... more »

Georgia fruit pathologist inducted into IPM Hall of Fame

The Southern Integrated Pest Management Center (Southern IPM Center) has inducted University of Georgia Cooperative Extension fruit pathologist Phil Brannen into the Integrated Pest Management Hall of Fame for his significant contributions to commercial fruit... more »

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