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Annual Southeastern Hay Contest deadline...

Annual Southeastern Hay Contest deadline set for September 21 Posted by on Aug 1, 2017

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Establishment of more invasive species a...

Establishment of more invasive species a concern for UGA experts Posted by on Aug 1, 2017

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Commissioner Adam Putnam’s Statement Reg...

Commissioner Adam Putnam’s Statement Regarding Phosphorous Reduction in Everglades Agricultural Area Posted by on Aug 1, 2017

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New Sensor System for Peanut Drying

By Dennis O’Brien, ARS Office of Communications. Agricultural Research Service (ARS) engineers in Georgia have developed a network of sensors that will save thousands of dollars in drying costs for peanut growers and processors. When peanut farmers in Georgia sell their crop, they bring it to a buying point to be graded and...

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21st Challenge Preserving Native Florida

New Book By: Nancy Dale, Ph.d. Life is not predictable as the inspired people in this book express through their dedication and challenges.  These are true stories of Floridians contributing to the preservation of “old traditions” and preserving life in the 21st century as summarized here: “The Florida ‘Cracker Trail” is...

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New Eco-Friendly Barleys Have Many Benefits

By Sandra Avant, ARS Office of Communications. Two new barley varieties are good for growers, the environment, and nonruminant animals. Barley and other cereal grains and legumes contain a form of phosphorus called “phytate.” Phosphorus is an essential nutrient, but phytate cannot be digested by humans and nonruminant animals,...

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Pineapple lily is easy to grow, exotically beautiful

Aug 01, 17 Pineapple lily is easy to grow, exotically beautiful

Posted by in Gardening, Landscaping

By Norman Winter Once you start growing the pineapple lily, you’ll slap yourself and wonder why you haven’t been growing it for years. The ‘Sparkling Burgundy’ cultivar was the first to shock me at the Coastal Georgia Botanical Garden at the Historic Bamboo Farm in Savannah, Georgia, as it was thriving in what I might...

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