July 27, 2006
Tifton -- Dry weather in the south continues to bring new problems with Georgia crops. This time it's bugs.
Experts at UGA's Tifton campus are on the job to try to help farmers fight off the pests. Scientists are working closely with County Extension Agents.
UGA expert Steven Brown says extended periods without rain create the greatest problem with insects. "The insects respond to the environment very quickly. When dry weather conditions come, in hot weather you'll get certain types of insects that will become more of a problem."
When it comes to the types of crops that are affected, the pests aren't discriminate eaters.