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Two men, one black and one white, burst into the Petro Store at the intersection of Highway 200 and Highway 45 Sunday night, and attacked the clerk, stealing money. The victim told authorities that theMore >>
Two men, one black and one white, burst into the Petro Store at the intersection of Highway 200 and Highway 45 Sunday night, and attacked the clerk, stealing money.More >>
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Information from the Georgia Lottery- ATLANTA – A Valdosta man has won a huge jackpot prize playing Fantasy 5. William Gilbert, 71, matched all five numbers from the May 16 Fantasy 5 drawing, winningMore >>
William Gilbert, 71, matched all five numbers from the May 16 Fantasy 5 drawing, winning the 484,201 jackpot prize. Barretts, 6685 Bemiss Road in Valdosta, sold the Quik Pik ticket.More >>
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Thomasville Police Officers responded to Walmart in reference to a shoplifting Sunday night. Employees told police a man left the store with a shopping cart full of items without paying. The employeesMore >>
Thomasville Police Officers responded to Walmart in reference to a shoplifting Sunday night. Employees said the man pulled knife and began swing it at them. He then ran to a vehicle parked in the parking lot and attempted to leave however, but the car would not start, so he took off running.More >>
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By PAMELA SAMPSON AP Business Writer BANGKOK (AP) - The price of oil fell Monday ahead of the release later this week of economic data from the U.S. and China, the world's two largest economies, andMore >>
The price of oil fell Monday ahead of the release later this week of economic data from the U.S. and China. Benchmark crude for June delivery was down 55 cents to $95.47 a barrel, but gas in East Albany was $3.42 this morning....More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:03 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:03:02 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
Like most industries, agriculture, Georgia's biggest industry, is being changed dramatically by technology.
But not all of those advances are in the equipment. There's another area where technology is changing the way farmers do business.
Donald Chase is a farmer in Macon County. "I grow about 100 acres of corn and 490 acres of peanuts."
He's was one of dozens of farmers from Georgia and surrounding states who came to the research farms at the University of Georgia's Tifton campus today. They heard about how to make their yields better and how to do it without harming the environment.
For the UGA officials, today was about showing off their latest work and hearing from the people who work in the field on a daily basis.
"Our farmers are telling our researchers, what their problems, what their issues are, what they need," said Scott Angle, Dean of UGA's Ag/Environ. Sciences.
And some of the most exciting work from the scientists involves one of Georgia's most traditional crops.
They call it genomics. The goal is to break down peanuts like these to the most basic level.
"It's laying a groundwork that we understand a little bit more about the peanut plant. And about the genomic structure. Then we can build off of that," said Chase.
If the genetic structure can be understood, producing peanuts that resist diseases such as spotted wilt will be possible. That would lead to increased yields to help feed a growing global population. Research to lead to those higher yields is being led by the scientists right here in Tifton.
"We're well known for our plant genomics work," Scott said.
Peanuts aren't the only South Georgia crop that will benefit from the research being done here.
"We also want to look at sustainable production and cotton through the years has had a tremendous record of reducing its environmental footprint," said Richey Seaton, GA Cotton Commissioner.
For both crops, the hope is to increase yields, and profits, for the farmers in South Georgia.
At a luncheon held after the tour, the UGA scientists talked about the total yields for this year. They said that both cotton and peanuts are expected to approach records for yields this year, despite less than ideal weather conditions.