Live from the Lab CAES News
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. 
UGA Cooperative Extension entomologists hosted two insect scouting schools at the Tifton Campus Conference Center and the Southeast Georgia Research and Education Center in Midville, Georgia. CAES News
UGA Extension scouting schools draw agriculturists from across the state
Even in a world of remote-monitoring stations and farm technology, farmers haven’t found anything better than the human eye to identify emerging crop problems.
Kudzu bugs overwintering in bark. CAES News
Natural enemy suppresses kudzu bug population
A tiny wasp — known as “Paratelenomus saccharalis” — is cutting down kudzu bug populations and Georgia soybean farmers’ need to treat for the pest, according to Michael Toews, a University of Georgia entomologist based on the UGA Tifton campus.
Two additional solar panels have been installed at the Future Farmstead this year as part of a project by Eagle Scout Bailey Veeder. The home is a water- and energy-efficient research home on the University of Georgia Tifton campus. CAES News
Eagle Scout project increases energy production at UGA net zero research home
This year, two additional solar panels were installed at the Future Farmstead, a water- and energy-efficient research home on the University of Georgia Tifton campus, as part of a project by Eagle Scout Bailey Veeder of Athens, Georgia.
Beekeeper and bees at the UGA Bee Laboratory on the university's Horticulture Research Farm in Watkinsville, Georgia. CAES News
Pollinator power: The biology of the honeybee
There are many bee look-alikes in the insect world. One way to distinguish a bee from other insects is to learn some bee biology.
Cotton on the UGA Tifton campus in this 2013 file photo. CAES News
Here's why it's important to plant cotton as soon as possible
If Georgia farmers plan to plant cotton, they need to do so as soon as possible. Only 86 percent of the state’s crop has been planted as of June 10, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Crop Progress and Condition Report for Georgia.
Newly named University of Georgia turfgrass researcher David Jespersen was among the UGA experts who presented their research findings at the Turfgrass Research Field Day on Thursday, Aug. 4. Jespersen is shown sharing the results of a UGA research project that evaluated the drought tolerance of four turfgrass species. CAES News
Turfgrass Research Field Day set for Aug. 9 in Griffin, Georgia
The University of Georgia Turfgrass Research Field Day is set for Thursday, Aug. 9, on the UGA Griffin campus. The event will include updates on the latest research about the diseases, insects and weeds that affect Georgia turfgrasses.
Insect scouting is an important part of any vegetable management plan. CAES News
Insect scouting is an important part of any vegetable management plan
Whether you work on a large family farm, in a home vegetable garden, or in a small, community garden vegetable plot, routinely scouting for insects should be an important part of your vegetable-growing plan.
Watermelons sit in a truck after being harvested on the UGA Tifton campus. CAES News
Georgia watermelon farmers mindful of potential disease pressure following rainfall
Georgia watermelon producers are busy guarding their crops against potential disease pressure following last week’s rainfall.
UGA Extension peanut entomologist Mark Abney does a demonstration on insect scouting. CAES News
UGA Extension to host insect scouting schools in June
Two insect scouting schools, hosted by University of Georgia Cooperative Extension in June, will introduce new scouts to insect monitoring and serve as a review for experienced scouts and farmers.