UGA Extension trying to solve fusarium wilt problem in watermelons

By Jordan Hill University of Georgia, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Fusarium wilt reduces watermelon yields in Georgia fields. A University of Georgia Extension agent in one of the state’s most prolific watermelon-producing counties is searching for a way to help save the melons and the farmers’ profits. “I want to find a good […]

UGA entomologist says proper corn storage can lead to better market prices

By Jordan Hill   University of Georgia, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Farmers usually rush to get their crops to market to get the best price, but if stored properly, field corn held for eight to nine months brings higher prices than recently harvested corn, according to a University of Georgia expert. “Corn and […]

Blueberry specialist, ag engineer help blueberry farmers with improved spraying techniques

By Jordan Hill   University of Georgia, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences A University of Georgia blueberry specialist and agricultural engineer are equipping southeast Georgia blueberry growers with knowledge about improved spraying techniques to help manage the crop and keep Georgia at No. 1 in blueberry production. Renee Holland, University of Georgia Extension blueberry […]

UGA Tifton Campus to host annual Peanut Farm Show

By Jordan Hill University of Georgia, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences  The University of Georgia Tifton Campus will become the center for all things peanut for growers and industry personnel on Thursday, Jan. 15, when the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center hosts the annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show. Held at the conference center for […]

McKinney Orders Probe

By Jordan Hill and John Stephen Opinions Editor, The Spectator Managing Editor, The Spectator   VSU President William McKinney has ordered a third-party investigation into a clash between a former adjunct professor and VSU alumnus that occurred this summer over the use of state resources for political purposes. Dr. Mark George, the professor involved in […]

UGA Statewide Variety Testing program key aid in helping farmers decide what to plant every year

By Jordan Hill University of Georgia, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences  Georgia farmers need to know what crops can be grown efficiently and successfully in their region of the state. Guidance from University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences personnel with the college’s Statewide Variety Testing program help farmers decide what to […]

Two Bleckley County 4-H members to attend Distracted Driving Prevention Summit

By Jordan Hill University of Georgia, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Two Bleckley County 4-H members hope to educate their friends and community members about the dangers of distracted driving.  Trevor Barker, a high school senior, and high school sophomore Jade Allen will travel to the 2014 Teen Distracted Driving Prevention Summit, hosted by […]

Alma students in Clovers and Company

By Jordan Hill Writer,TODAY MAGAZINE Alaina Alderman, daughter of David and June Alderman, is a member of Clovers and Company for her third consecutive year. After being discovered by 4-H at DPA, Alderman was encouraged to audition for the 4-H performing group. She sang at a two-minute audition and was accepted into the group. Alains […]

UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center to Host Annual Georgia Exports Conference

By Jordan Hill University of Georgia, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences More than 25 percent of Georgia-grown agricultural crops are exported to other countries and that percent is growing. According to the Georgia Department of Economic Development, the value of Georgia goods exported last year reached $37.6 billion. This marked the fourth straight year […]

New Bacon County Middle/High School set to open August 18

By Jordan Hill Writer, The News Courier With only seven weeks left until school starts, the new Bacon County Middle/High School is making swift progress. The 197,000-square-foot building has new furniture coming into the high school portion this week. “We will bring some furniture from the old school but we won’t put it in a […]