Research on coneless pine trees
World-renowned UGA turfgrass scientist Wayne Hanna (pictured above) is embarking on a different research journey — breeding coneless pine trees. He admits the research is "out of the box," but he believes it has practical applications. Learn more about Hanna's research.
Kemerait touches the lives of farmers worldwide
The University of Georgia Tifton Campus is a home away from home for plant pathologist Bob Kemerait. A professor and Extension specialist at the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Kemerait's job is to educate farmers on the best ways to manage diseases and nematodes on peanuts, cotton, corn and soybeans — four high value crops in Georgia. Read more about Bob Kemerait.
Better, healthier cotton
Breeding cotton varieties with resistance to root-knot nematodes and better cotton fiber quality are at the forefront of Peng Chee’s research at the University of Georgia. The UGA Tifton-based cotton breeder has been working on host-plant resistance to root-knot nematodes for 10 years. Read more about Chee's research.
Friend of the Campus Award
The 2014 Friend of the UGA Tifton Campus Award was presented to Senator John Crosby for his tireless efforts on behalf of the UGA Tifton Campus. He received the award during the annual UGA Tifton Campus Awards and Recognitions Ceremony on Monday, May 5. Learn more about Tifton's annual awards ceremony.
Congratulations to our graduates
The University of Georgia Tifton Campus recently held a graduation ceremony at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center for its graduates in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Read more about Tifton's 2014 graduates.
Dunkley is leading poultry science expert
Claudia Dunkley's love of animals long preceded her arrival at the University of Georgia as an Extension poultry scientist. Dunkley found her passion at a young age, working with animals on her grandfather's farm in Manchester, Jamaica. In addition to helping large poultry producers, Dunkley also gives guidance to small poultry farmers or backyard producers with issues like nutrition and disease. Read more about Claudia Dunkley.
Agriscience and Environmental Systems major: Jenna Kicklighter
Pursuing a degree at UGA's Tifton campus allowed Jenna Kicklighter to stay close to her family as well as pursue her passion. Kicklighter found her place in agriculture through working at UGA's experiment station. The Sycamore native is not afraid to go the extra mile and hopes to eventually earn her master's degree in plant pathology and pest management. Read more about Jenna Kicklighter.