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Florida-grown olive oil potential is limitless

Oct 01, 17 Florida-grown olive oil potential is limitless

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By Vicky Boyd With the United States producing only a fraction of the total olive oil consumed nationally each year, the potential for Florida-grown olive oil is nearly limitless. “We consume about 80 million gallons of olive oil a year, and we (the United States) produce maybe 3 to 4 percent of that,” said Michael O’Hara...

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UGA study to focus on the long-term economic sustainability of the Upper Floridan Aquifer

Oct 01, 17 UGA study to focus on the long-term economic sustainability of the Upper Floridan Aquifer

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By Sandi Martin As concerns grow over the ability of the Upper Floridan Aquifer to keep up with demands for water from residents, farms and forests, four universities are teaming up to look at the economic sustainability of agriculture and forestry in north Florida and south Georgia that rely on this water supply. The Upper Floridan...

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Irma destroys an estimated 30 percent of Georgia’s pecan crop

Oct 01, 17 Irma destroys an estimated 30 percent of Georgia’s pecan crop

Posted by in Agriculture, Celebration, Scientific Studies

By Clint Thompson Irma’s destructive path blew through Georgia’s pecan crop, but the destruction could have been much worse, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension pecan specialist Lenny Wells. All orchards experienced some damage from the storm that moved through Georgia on Monday, Sept. 11. Nuts were blown...

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Fall in love with ‘Patti Faye,’ the most exquisite deodar cedar

Oct 01, 17 Fall in love with ‘Patti Faye,’ the most exquisite deodar cedar

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By Norman Winter Just over four years ago, I wrote an article titled “Deodar Cedar, simply unbeatable in the winter landscape.” That still holds true, but I would like to suggest a new title: “‘Patti Faye’ deodar cedar, simply unbeatable in the landscape.” Every day, as I come into the Coastal Georgia Botanical Garden at...

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