April 2012 Features
April 29, 2012
Heirloom plant varieties introduce new crop diversity into gardens, but they also give gardeners a broader view of history and the lives of their ancestors.
April 26, 2012
While the California dairy cow that tested positive for bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or mad cow disease, made national headlines this week, University of Georgia livestock and food safety experts say the real story is how well the nation’s food safety system worked.
April 24, 2012
In American Farm Mortgage's last article, They shared about the importance of having an appropriate GPS for your finances. Like the equipment on your farm, your finances may need upgrades. How do you know if your Financial GPS needs to be updated? The first step is to understand the underwriting standards used by your lender and the minimum ratios for each standard.
April 22, 2012
Fire blight, a common plant disease that is persistent in the Southeast, makes growing edible pears in Georgia difficult. Fire blight is caused by a bacterial plant disease that infects trees in early spring, when young tender leaves and flower blossoms begin to emerge. It is most common on pear trees, but can also affect certain types of apple trees and a few other types of plants.
April 17, 2012
You use GPS receivers to help determine how much fertilizer, weed control, and water is needed in your fields. What are you using for your financial GPS? In this three part series, American Farm Mortgage shares insight on having the right tools to succeed.
April 15, 2012
Dean Scott Angle of the UGA College of Environmental & Agriculture Sciences looks back on 150 years of land grant education across the United States that started with the Morrill Act in 1862. He also shares his thoughts on the future and the challenges he sees ahead for land grant institutions.
April 12, 2012
Georgia’s Vidalia onion farmers have spent their last few growing seasons working to produce smaller versions of their prized onions, which are typically some of the largest onion varieties in the produce department.
April 10, 2012
Andy Fordice, product manager for insecticides at Dow AgroSciences, talks about the growing demand for green chemistry and concerns about food and worker safety.
April 08, 2012
Eddie DeSalle, general manager for Net Irrigate, LLC, talks about grower profit margins for 2012 and how more efficient irrigation can help to increase profits by lowering input costs.
April 05, 2012
In February, Honduran officials discovered dead kudzu bugs in a shipping container from Georgia. To help Latin American officials prepare for the possible introduction of the pest into their countries, University of Georgia researchers scheduled an informational meeting to share what they have learned about the kudzu bug since it was found in the Southeast.
April 03, 2012
In early spring as dormant, warm-season lawns begin to turn green, University of Georgia Extension agents receive many of calls about managing lawns. Most questions are about fertilization, including what type of fertilizer, how much to use and how frequently should it be applied.
April 01, 2012
With dry conditions persisting in Georgia on and off since 2002, many consumers have grown gun shy about investing in landscape projects. But with the 2010 Georgia Water Stewardship Act providing new provisions for water use, Georgia Green Industry Association's Director for Legislative Affairs Chris Butts wants consumers to know that now is the time to plant. He also shares his thoughts on immigration reform, and fighting plant disease across Georgia.