University of Georgia organic horticulture expert Julia Gaskin will lead a session on selecting and managing cover crops during this year's Georgia Organics Conference. Participants will learn how to choose the right cover crop combinations to meet specific goals through production-rotation scenarios. Gaskin is shown teaching participants about soil composition at the 2011 Georgia Organics Conference. CAES News
Sustainable agriculture advocate honored with University of Georgia Walter Barnard Hill Award for Distinguished Achievement in Public Service and Outreach
For the past 19 years, Julia Gaskin has worked to prove that conservation tillage and cover crops don’t have to be dirty words when it comes to conventional farming. 
UGA's Farm Again program will host a Tractors 101 workshop on April 26 in Tifton, Georgia. CAES News
UGA Farm Again program to host tractors workshop
University of Georgia Farm Again program instructors will host a workshop to introduce potential farmers to tractors and how to safely operate them. The Tractors 101 event will be held on Thursday, April 26, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the UGA Tifton campus, beginning in the National Environmentally Sound Production Agriculture Laboratory (NESPAL) building. 
Corn planted at the Bellflower Farm on the UGA Tifton campus in this March 30 photo. CAES News
UGA agriculture climatologist says expect dry planting conditions this spring
Georgia farmers should expect dry weather when they plant their crops this spring, but Pam Knox, University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences agricultural climatologist, anticipates an active tropical storm season in the Atlantic Ocean this summer.
UGA turfgrass breeder Brian Schwartz (right) examines research plots during the turfgrass conference held in 2013. CAES News
UGA-Tifton to host turfgrass conference in late April
The 72nd annual University of Georgia Southeastern Turfgrass Conference will be held on Thursday, April 26, at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center in Tifton, Georgia.
When Kathleen Chumbley Freeman was a student at UGA-Griffin, she served as a student ambassador and president of the campus's student advisory council. Now she has joined the staff of the campus as the program coordinator for the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. CAES News
Kathleen Freeman joins UGA-Griffin as ag school program coordinator
Kathleen Chumbley Freeman has joined the University of Georgia Griffin campus as the academic program coordinator for the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
When yards are flooded, residential well safety is of paramount importance. Cities and counties alert citizens with boil advisories when municipal water supplies are affected, but those who rely on wells for water have to monitor their water themselves. Wells that have been overtopped by flood waters need to flushed and tested for bacteria because of the potential danger of contaminants being washed into the well. CAES News
Test 'funny' well water through UGA laboratory to identify problem
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agents often get calls from homeowners who are concerned about the quality of their well water. Water from municipal sources is routinely monitored for safety, but water from private wells isn’t.
Picture of wheat research trial being conducted by Reagan Noland and Dennis Hancock. CAES News
UGA Extension researches dual-use system to boost Georgia's wheat crop
Wheat prices are down, and wheat acreage in Georgia is dropping. To boost the state’s wheat industry and help producers get more out of their crop, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension small-grains specialist Reagan Noland is researching a dual-use system that would enable growers to use their wheat crop for grain and forage production.
Cotton roots infected with root-knot nematodes swell in response to the infection. These knots serve as feeding sites where nematodes (microscopic worms) grow, produce more eggs and stunt the plant's growth. CAES News
Spring's warm temperatures could spark nematode activity
Mother Nature’s freezing January temperatures reduced nematode buildup in southern Georgia fields. But warmer temperatures this spring could spark nematode activity, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension plant pathologist Bob Kemerait.
Termites feed on pieces of wood in garden soil. CAES News
UGA offers web-based continuing education credit for pest control operators
The University of Georgia Griffin Campus is hosting two intensive commercial Integrated Pest Management (IPM) training programs this spring, including a 1.5-day workshop on termite control and a 10-week Urban Pest Management Program course that will run from April to June.
The research team, led by University of Georgia's Steven Stice and Augusta University's Nasrul Hoda, created a treatment called CAES News
CAES wins two of five Georgia Bio Awards presented to UGA
Two of five Georgia Bio Awards presented last month to University of Georgia faculty were programs either in or affiliated with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES).