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Target spot on cotton CAES News
Soggy fields
Rain may be a good thing, but too much of a good thing can become a problem for Georgia farmers.
Septic tank problems
Recent rains left some homeowners tackling septic tank problems. Saturated soils aren’t able to take up additional water from drainfield lines.
Rows of cotton at a farm on the University of Georgia Tifton Campus in 2013. CAES News
Rain soaking cotton fields
The deluge of rainfall this summer made a splash with some cotton farmers but created a tidal wave of challenges that some growers are still fighting.
Shelbie Jordan, a Grady County 4-H student, tries to keep a bubble afloat on Tuesday at the Stripling Irrigation Research Park. CAES News
4-H20 camp
Water and 4-H make for a good team. Together, they’re making a splash this week as children are educated and entertained about water’s role in everyday life at the sixth annual 4-H2O camp.
Although the exact state average rainfall is still being calculated, it appears that this was the wettest June since 2005, when the state average was almost eight inches of precipitation. However, it is unlikely that this June will surpass the all-time June record of 9.34 inches set in 1900. CAES News
June Climate Report
Georgia saw a soggy June, with almost all counties receiving more rain than normal and a few cities seeing record-breaking amounts.
Georgia watermelons harvested for delivery. CAES News
Rainy watermelons
In the first six months of 2013, Georgia received more than 35 inches of rain — more rain than it recorded all of 2012. And because of the heavy rainfall, the state’s watermelon crop has fallen a few weeks behind and faces other potential problems.
Some areas of Georgia received significantly more rain than normal during May 2013, but left others too dry. CAES News
May Weather
May was wet, cool and cloudy throughout most of the state. That wet, cool weather kept the soil too wet to plant in some areas, while fields were too dry in others.
Mosquitoes feed on sugar water in Mark Brown's endocrinology lab on UGA's Athens campus. CAES News
Mosquito Madness
This year’s unseasonably cool spring has left middle and north Georgia virtually mosquito free so far. But with the return of warmer nights that old familiar buzz won’t be far behind.
UGA Organic Class composting pile. CAES News
Mulch veggie plants
Adding mulch around vegetable plants like peppers, tomatoes, squash and eggplant can mean extra veggies at harvest time. Mulching prevents the loss of moisture from the soil, suppresses weed growth, cools the soil and keeps vegetables off the ground.
Third graders participate in the recycling relay race during Agriculture and Environmental Awareness Day at the UGA-Tifton Campus. CAES News
Ag Awareness
Area third graders got a chance to get outside and explore Thursday morning on the Tifton campus of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.