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UGA Extension Master Gardeners gather at their annual conference in April at UGA's State Botanical Garden of Georgia in Athens. To celebrate 40 years of service, they hosted David Gibby, far right, who founded the nation's first Master Gardener program in 1972. CAES News
UGA Extension Master Gardeners gather at their annual conference in April at UGA's State Botanical Garden of Georgia in Athens. To celebrate 40 years of service, they hosted David Gibby, far right, who founded the nation's first Master Gardener program in 1972.
Master Gardeners Milestone
For the past 40 years, Georgians have been helping their friends and neighbors build better landscapes, plant healthier gardens and protect their local ecosystems through the University of Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteer program.
This is an image of Visalia onions at a farm stand in Tattnall County, Georgia. CAES News
This is an image of Visalia onions at a farm stand in Tattnall County, Georgia.
Onion Storage
With Georgia’s Vidalia onion harvest approaching, growers must prepare to protect their crops from diseases during storage, according to Tim Coolong, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension vegetable specialist.
Joe West, assistant dean of UGA-Tifton, is presented a Georgia Trust Award for the renovation work done on the Tift Building and Agricultural Research Building. Pictured on the far left is Georgia Schley Ritchie, chair of the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation; Will Sumner of Allstate Construction; Tony Menefee of Menefee Architects; Gwynne Darden, UGA associate vice president for facilities planning; Scott Messer, UGA director of historic preservation; and Mark McDonald, president and CEO of the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation. CAES News
Joe West, assistant dean of UGA-Tifton, is presented a Georgia Trust Award for the renovation work done on the Tift Building and Agricultural Research Building. Pictured on the far left is Georgia Schley Ritchie, chair of the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation; Will Sumner of Allstate Construction; Tony Menefee of Menefee Architects; Gwynne Darden, UGA associate vice president for facilities planning; Scott Messer, UGA director of historic preservation; and Mark McDonald, president and CEO of the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation.
Georgia Trust Award
The restoration of two landmarks on the University of Georgia Tifton campus earned recognition from the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation.
Too much water can hurt lawns and crop production just as much as not enough water would do. CAES News
Too much water can hurt lawns and crop production just as much as not enough water would do.
Irrigation App
University of Georgia scientists have created a new app to help Georgia vegetable growers irrigate their crops more efficiently.
Kip Lacy, who is currently a graduate fellow at the Rockefeller University but received his master’s in entomology from UGA’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences in 2018, worked with UGA fire ant researcher Ken Ross and DeWayne Shoemaker at the University of Tennessee to isolate and document the multi-queen colonies. CAES News
Kip Lacy, who is currently a graduate fellow at the Rockefeller University but received his master’s in entomology from UGA’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences in 2018, worked with UGA fire ant researcher Ken Ross and DeWayne Shoemaker at the University of Tennessee to isolate and document the multi-queen colonies.
Ant Queens
In most colonies, ants work in service of a single reproductive queen, but that’s not always the way ant societies function.
The third class of the Advancing Georgia’s Leaders in Agriculture and Forestry (AGL) program graduated March 2 at The Rock Ranch. CAES News
The third class of the Advancing Georgia’s Leaders in Agriculture and Forestry (AGL) program graduated March 2 at The Rock Ranch.
AGL Graduation
Twenty-five agricultural and forestry industry leaders from across Georgia graduated March 2 in the third class of the Advancing Georgia’s Leaders in Agriculture and Forestry (AGL) program.
UGA horticulturist James Affolter holds the Larry R. Beuchat Professorship for Annual and Perennial Ornamental Plant Research. The professorship in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences was created through a generous gift from Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus Larry Beuchat. The research-focused position will be located in the Department of Horticulture and housed at the State Botanical Garden in Athens, Georgia. CAES News
UGA horticulturist James Affolter holds the Larry R. Beuchat Professorship for Annual and Perennial Ornamental Plant Research. The professorship in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences was created through a generous gift from Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus Larry Beuchat. The research-focused position will be located in the Department of Horticulture and housed at the State Botanical Garden in Athens, Georgia.
Beuchat Professorship
University of Georgia horticulturist James Affolter has been named to the newly endowed Larry R. Beuchat Professorship for Annual and Perennial Ornamental Plant Research.
The crowd listens during the 2018 turf conference at the UGA Tifton campus. The 73rd annual Southeastern Turfgrass Conference is set for April 25 at UGA-Tifton. CAES News
The crowd listens during the 2018 turf conference at the UGA Tifton campus. The 73rd annual Southeastern Turfgrass Conference is set for April 25 at UGA-Tifton.
Turfgrass Conference
The 73rd annual Southeastern Turfgrass Conference will be held on Thursday, April 25, at the University of Georgia Tifton campus.
Brad K Hounkpati is shown in his UGA office with images of his lady bug collection shown on his computer screen. CAES News
Brad K Hounkpati is shown in his UGA office with images of his lady bug collection shown on his computer screen.
Lady Beetle Revisited
There are more than 6,000 species of lady beetles in the world, most having different natural histories and roles in their environments. Being able to identify the different species is vital to understanding them, and knowing what they look like is typically a major part of that process.
Anthony Flint, Julie Peters and Gary Ware were honored as the UGA Griffin campus 2019 Classified Employees of the Year during the annual Classified Employee Recognition Ceremony held March 26. Pictured (from left) during the awards ceremony are Lew Hunnicutt, assistant provost and director at UGA-Griffin, Ware, Peters, Flint and Sam Pardue, dean and director of the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. CAES News
Anthony Flint, Julie Peters and Gary Ware were honored as the UGA Griffin campus 2019 Classified Employees of the Year during the annual Classified Employee Recognition Ceremony held March 26. Pictured (from left) during the awards ceremony are Lew Hunnicutt, assistant provost and director at UGA-Griffin, Ware, Peters, Flint and Sam Pardue, dean and director of the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
Griffin's Best
Anthony Flint, Julie Peters and Gary Ware were honored as the University of Georgia Griffin campus 2019 Classified Employees of the Year during the annual Classified Employee Recognition Ceremony held March 26.