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Farmers and members of the general public met in Macon on March 20 to view a listening session in Atlanta on the proposed new food safety act. Lee Lancaster, senior compliance specialist with the Georgia Department of Agriculture, is shown explaining how to submit comments to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. CAES News
Food safety act
Concerned Georgia farmers gathered in Atlanta, Macon and Tifton on Wednesday, March 20 to hear a summary of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s new Food Safety Modernization Act. Proposed by Congress, the act was developed in an effort to improve the safety of the nation’s food supply.
Soil temperature probe CAES News
Soil temperatures
Georgia’s recent warm daytime temperatures have home gardeners itching to dig in the soil and plant summer crops. But University of Georgia experts warn gardeners not to be tempted. Soil temperatures are still far too low for seeds to germinate and transplants to survive.
A crowd browses the Trial Gardens at UGA at an industry open house earlier this summer. The gardens are expected to be in full bloom for the public open house on July 9. CAES News
Plantapalooza 2013
The staff of the UGA Trial Gardens will host the 2013 “Plantapalooza” plant preview and sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 6.
Donnie Smith, director of the Center of Innovation for Agribusiness on the UGA campus in Tifton, speaks with members of the Nigerian delegation prior to Tuesday night's supper at the Tifton Campus Conference Center. CAES News
Visiting scientists
A delegation of Nigerian scientists, on a nationwide agricultural tour, visited the UGA campus in Tifton, Ga., and other sites in south Georgia to learn how farmers benefit from research conducted by scientists in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
A vegetable garden in Butts Co., Ga. CAES News
Low yield fixes
There is nothing more frustrating than planting a vegetable garden and not producing a substantial crop of fresh vegetables. Numerous problems can contribute to low yields, but, fortunately, most of them can be avoided.
A homemade irrigation system provides water to corn growing in a Spalding County, Ga., garden. CAES News
Water, bugs and space
Springtime brings questions about gardening, and some of the most common gardening questions have to do with watering, bugs and how to grow more food in less space. Here is some basic information from University of Georgia Cooperative Extension to help answer these common questions.
Radishes are one of the easier vegetables to grow for beginning gardeners. CAES News
Gardening workshop
A workshop for home gardeners and small scale farmers interested in growing and marketing vegetables is set for March 15 on the University of Georgia campus in Griffin.
Collard greens grow in a garden in Butts Co., Ga. CAES News
Spotted greens
Growing and eating collards, turnips and other greens are a Southern tradition. But home gardeners often complain of spots on the leaves of homegrown greens.
Frost preparedness
Many a gardener has spent a sunny October afternoon admiring his mums only to wake up the next morning to a winter wonderland and frostbitten flowers. Georgia’s first frost usually hits in the middle of November, but sometimes it sneaks into the state a little earlier. When it does, it is good to have some supplies on hand and a game plan.
Trey Thomas, of White County took home first place in the 2012 Georgia 4-H Pumpkin Growing Contest with his 342-pound pumpkin. CAES News
Giant pumpkins

Every year around this time the national news is filled with stories of monument-sized pumpkins from places like Maine and Michigan, but Georgians are no slouches when it comes to giant produce.