Grey wins D.W. Brooks Award
Congratulations to Professor Timothy Grey (pictured above), of the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, who recently won the D.W. Brooks Faculty Award for Excellence in Research. The award recognizes his work combatting herbicide-resistant Palmer amaranth, or pigweed, and developing weed management strategies to replace a recently banned soil fumigant—methyl bromide. Read more about Dr. Grey.
Spotlight on Tifton students:
Biological Science Major
Caitlin Mahoney has one thing on her mind: Graduation. The Douglasville native began her college career at UGA Tifton after hearing from friends that the university offered biological science as a major. According to Mahoney, transferring from ABAC to UGA was a no brainer. Read Caitlin's student profile.
Agriscience and Environmental Systems major
Michasia Harris had no problem choosing her college destination. A native of Tifton, Harris grew up hearing about UGA Tifton Campus at different recruiting events as well as from her father, Glen Harris, who is a professor at the university. Michasia enjoys the small class sizes and hands-on experience that she receives at her local campus. After graduation, she hopes to be a county agent. Read Michasia's student profile.
Luke Clark always wanted to attend the University of Georgia. Since high school, Clark knew he wanted to major in agribusiness at a UGA campus. He chose the UGA Tifton Campus after hearing that it offered the degree he wanted to pursue in his hometown. Read Luke's student profile.
Benefits of forage sorghum
John Bernard, an animal and dairy scientist on the UGA Tifton Campus, is studying the benefits of forage sorghum as a supplemental feed for dairy cattle. Sorghum is a drought-tolerant alternative to the irrigated corn that many farmers rely on for dairy feed. Read more about research on alternative forages.
Stink bug app available
A new app, developed for smartphones and tablets by researchers and Extension personnel with University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, allows farmers and scouts to save time and money by finding and using the most effective treatments available for stink bugs. Read more about the new stink bug app.