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Dec 04, 2013

Eastern redcedar is one of top Christmas tree choices

This Christmas, take a moment to appreciate the eastern redcedar for more than just its pleasing aroma. Contemplate how its pioneering durability has....More
peanuts, healthy, Harvard, study
Nov 26, 2013

Eat more nuts this holiday season — you might just live longer

While nuts have long been considered heart-healthy, a new Harvard University study contends that regular nut eaters are less likely to die of cancer....More
too, early, Christmas, decorations
Nov 19, 2013

When is it too early to put up Christmas decorations?

The Big Box stores start to put out Christmas decorations, it now seems, soon after the Fourth of July. That is crazy....More
autumn, leaves, fall
Nov 07, 2013

An ode to autumn

We are blessed with more than 300 different tree species in the Southeast, and the majority of those love to color....More
record, rainfall, Southeast, 2014, crop, problems
Nov 04, 2013

Record rainfall leaves lasting footprint on Southeast agriculture

Once in a lifetime rainfall in South Carolina's Low Country and other parts of the Southeast last spring and summer has left lasting problems for....More
Nov 02, 2013

North Alabama farmers proactive in battling emerging pests

Maybe that’s why, with the unpredictable situations they’re certain to face each year, farmers there seem to do a better job than most of being....More
Oct 29, 2013

Have you seen the TomTato?

The TomTato is tomato and potato plant that makes tomatoes up top and potatoes down below. This novel plant was brought to my attention by a good....More
drones, mapping, crops, wealth, information
Oct 24, 2013

On-farm remote sensing will be more valuable in the future

In about 30 minutes the drone had mapped a 100 acre or so field of soybeans, providing a wealth of information about the crop....More
Oct 23, 2013

Trip to Sunbelt Ag Expo renews faith in humankind

The same fresh air of cooperation, friendliness and a general celebration of the human spirit was in full view at the Sunbelt Ag Expo, especially....More
Savannah, Harbor, deeper, ag, exports
Oct 14, 2013

Six feet makes big difference in U.S. ag exports

Savannah Harbor is a top U.S. port for ag exports. But with only a 42-foot drift for ships to pass, it is the shallowest major harbor in North....More
Oct 13, 2013

Getting the truth out about peanut allergies

“We’re going to try and clear up the confusion about peanut allergies and encourage people to get the proper diagnosis."....More
Oct 08, 2013

Don't let daunting plant diversity scare you out of the woods

The best way to become a master naturalist is to spend as much time in the woods as possible....More
Government, shutdown, food, supply, safety
Oct 02, 2013

Government shutdown endangers nation's food supply

The ongoing Federal government shutdown is a man-made disaster, but few in Congress seem willing to compromise enough to make the ever-looming larger....More
Sep 30, 2013

Farm tour is reminder of long-standing tradition in Alabama

In a year in which farmers in this region have seen record rainfall amounts and emerging insect and disease pests, the crops tour – in its 35th year....More
peanut, yields, Georgia, tour
Sep 20, 2013

5,000-plus-pound peanuts just danged pretty in a field

Freshly dug 5,000-plus-pound-per-acre peanuts still fluffy sitting on top of the ground is just danged pretty....More
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