University of Georgi Crop and Soil Sciences Professor Wayne Parrott and Assistant Professor Jason Wallace are working with the carnivorous water plant bladderwort in hopes that its unique genetic structure can shed some light on ways to reduce crosstalk between new genes during advanced plant breeding. CAES News
University of Georgi Crop and Soil Sciences Professor Wayne Parrott and Assistant Professor Jason Wallace are working with the carnivorous water plant bladderwort in hopes that its unique genetic structure can shed some light on ways to reduce crosstalk between new genes during advanced plant breeding.
University of Georgia researchers look to increase the pace of sustainable crop innovation with the help of the lowly bladderwort
With the advent of CRISPR technologies and other precise genome editing methods, it has become faster and easier for crop scientists to breed new varieties. But there are still a few technical roadblocks that need to be overcome.
Eric Rubenstein, assistant professor of agricultural leadership, education and communication in UGA’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, helped his agricultural education students gain a teacher's perspective on the National FFA Convention and Expo by taking his class to the event. CAES News
Eric Rubenstein, assistant professor of agricultural leadership, education and communication in UGA’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, helped his agricultural education students gain a teacher's perspective on the National FFA Convention and Expo by taking his class to the event.
UGA students attend National FFA Convention to gain a teacher's-eye view of the gathering
University of Georgia agricultural education students usually stand out in a crowd, but there’s something exciting about being around thousands of people who share a purpose.
Peanuts being picked on the UGA Tifton campus on October 31, 2018. CAES News
Peanuts being picked on the UGA Tifton campus on October 31, 2018.
Mother Nature impacting Georgia's peanut crop
Three separate weather events this season will likely impact the quality and yield of a substantial amount of Georgia’s peanut acreage, according to Scott Monfort, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension pecan agronomist.
Pine trees toppled over after Hurricane Michael in Wilcox County, Georgia. CAES News
Pine trees toppled over after Hurricane Michael in Wilcox County, Georgia.
UGA Extension offers tips for producers who need to salvage timber
The Georgia Forestry Commission estimates that 2.4 million acres of timber were damaged by Hurricane Michael. This equates to $763 million in direct losses.
Fall is apple time in north Georgia. It's the one time of year Georgians find locally grown versions of this fruit. CAES News
Fall is apple time in north Georgia. It's the one time of year Georgians find locally grown versions of this fruit.
Enjoy Georgia-grown apples now and later
For Georgians, fall-season family time often includes trips to the mountains to see the changing leaves and buy Georgia-grown apples. If you are ever overwhelmed by the variety of apples available for sale, here are some tips from University of Georgia Cooperative Extension to help you make wise choices this apple season and select varieties that can be preserved successfully.
Pecans on the ground following Hurricane Michael in Decatur County, Georgia. CAES News
Pecans on the ground following Hurricane Michael in Decatur County, Georgia.
Georgia pecan growers enduring dreary harvest season
Georgia’s pecan growers will have a limited supply this year due to weather conditions that affected the quality of the pecans and Hurricane Michael’s impact, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension pecan specialist Lenny Wells.
Students in University of Georgia's Tau chapter of the national Pi Alpha Xi (PAX) horticulture honor society are selling locally grown poinsettias and will take orders until Dec. 8. CAES News
Students in University of Georgia's Tau chapter of the national Pi Alpha Xi (PAX) horticulture honor society are selling locally grown poinsettias and will take orders until Dec. 8.
UGA horticulture students are ready to cover Athens area with poinsettias
Having trouble jumpstarting the old holiday spirit? University of Georgia horticulture students have the answer — poinsettias. And lots of them.
Christmas lights are a normal part of celebrating during the Holiday season. CAES News
Christmas lights are a normal part of celebrating during the Holiday season.
Reduce your power bill this holiday season
University of Georgia scientist Craig Kvien, the creative mind behind Future Farmstead, believes that Georgia homeowners can reduce their power bill this holiday season just by being more sensitive to the amount of energy they’re using.
August 8, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension will host a tour of four northeast Georgia vineyards, focusing on the cultivation practices and grape varieties that have made Georgia's burgeoning wine industry possible. CAES News
August 8, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension will host a tour of four northeast Georgia vineyards, focusing on the cultivation practices and grape varieties that have made Georgia's burgeoning wine industry possible.
New grape growers invited to Athens for multistate conference
With the growth and increased marketability of the state’s wine industry, Athens, Georgia, is hosting new conferences that will focus on how to create quality fruit and turn it into a palatable beverage. The Southeastern Regional New Grape Growers Conference will be held at the University of Georgia’s South Milledge Greenhouse Complex in Athens on Dec. 11.