Bobby Goss, a FoodPIC research technician, tells the faculty about UGA chocolate research. CAES News
New faculty learn how UGA drives agricultural success in Georgia during annual tour of the state
New faculty at the University of Georgia learned why agriculture continues to be the state's biggest economic driver and how UGA leads the way in helping Georgians sustain and improve commodities like peanuts, poultry, pecans and turfgrass.
On August 11, 2018, peanut producers, UGA Extension agents, UGA Peanut Team specialists and industry supporters were honored at the Peanut Achievement Club meeting. CAES News
UGA salutes Georgia's highest-yielding peanut farmers
Fifteen of Georgia’s top peanut producers were honored this weekend at the annual Georgia Peanut Achievement Club meeting on Jekyll Island, Georgia. The meeting recognizes Georgia’s highest-yielding peanut growers every year.
Greg Fonsah (left), University of Georgia Tifton campus professor, will lead Auxence Muhigwa Akonkwa, a Fellow visiting UGA-Tifton from the Democratic Republic of Congo, in banana research. Akonkwa is taking part in Fonsah's research through the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders program. CAES News
UGA-Tifton hosts young Mandela Washington Fellow from Democratic Republic of Congo
Auxence Muhigwa Akonkwa, a Fellow from the Democratic Republic of Congo in central Africa, will visit the University of Georgia Tifton campus through the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders program.
Jared Whitaker, UGA Extension cotton agronomist, speaks during the Midville Field Day in 2014. CAES News
Row crop research to highlight annual Midville Field Day
University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) researchers and Cooperative Extension agents and specialists will share current research on popular Georgia row crops at the 2018 Midville Field Day, set for Wednesday, Aug. 15, at the Southeast Georgia Research and Education Center in Midville, Georgia.
Kudzu bugs overwintering in bark. CAES News
"Wild Spotter" will help citizen scientists and researchers track and stop spread of invasive species
Thanks to a new app, citizen scientists can help researchers track and stop the spread of invasive species like feral pigs, Chinese privet, cogongrass and kudzu bugs by reporting and mapping sightings of these invasive species.
University of Georgia blueberry scientist Scott NeSmith has to keep birds away from his blueberry crop so that he can research and breed new varieties for Georgia growers. His latest trick — using a dancing, inflatable tube man to scare the birds — may lead passersby to believe that the UGA Griffin campus is selling cars. CAES News
Dancing, inflatable tube man helps to keep birds off of UGA's research blueberries
Farmers have used scarecrows to keep birds away from field crops for more than 3,000 years. University of Georgia blueberry scientist Scott NeSmith uses a dancing, inflatable tube man to scare the birds away from his research plants.
Blueberries growing on the Alapaha farm in Alapaha, Georgia in this file photo. CAES News
Spring freeze dooms Georgia blueberries for second consecutive year
An early spring freeze cost Georgia’s blueberry farmers as much as 60 percent of their crop this season, according to Renee Allen, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agent for commercial blueberry production.
Cantaloupes being grown at UGA-Tifton. CAES News
Cantaloupe project aimed at finding variety less susceptible to bacteria
University of Georgia scientists are assisting in a study to find a cantaloupe variety with less netting on the rind in the hopes that the fruit will be less susceptible to the bacteria or pathogens that settle in the netting on the outside of the fruit.
Bhabesh Dutta teaches Extension agents in the field. CAES News
UGA's Bhabesh Dutta recognized with 40 under 40 honor
Bhabesh Dutta, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension vegetable plant pathologist, has been named to the first class of Fruit + Vegetable 40 Under 40 Award winners.
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CAES scientists go live on Facebook this fall
This fall the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is opening the labs of some its most distinguished researchers to students and science fans across the state.