Second food retail revolution incorporates tech while maintaining brick-and-mortar stores
A second food retail revolution, unlike the first, which was spearheaded by new entrants, is being led by existing industry leaders. For this reason, in addition to lessons learned from the many failures so far, the second-generation revolution is likely to succeed.
Georgia scientists help map the genetic code of peanuts
An international group of agricultural scientists, including University of Georgia and USDA scientists based in Georgia, have mapped the genetic code of the peanut. Results of the five-year research project give scientists around the world a map with which to unlock some of the genetic potential of the peanut plant.
Francis Fluharty to lead UGA Animal and Dairy Science Department
Francis Fluharty joins the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences as the new department head of the Department of Animal and Dairy Science. His career has been devoted to assisting food animal producers through research and educational programs aimed at improving animal health and growth. Fluharty has also worked to improve profitability, as food animal agriculture must be economically-sustainable for farm families.
Natural bacteria tackles watermelon disease from the seed up.Author: Sharon Dowdy, Candace M. Pollock-Moore Published 05/12/2016
Planting vegetable and fruit plants with ornamentals adds visual appeal and homegrown produce.Author: Josh Fuder Published 04/28/2016
UGA and other Georgia agricultural experts develop statewide pollinator protection plan.Author: Sharon Dowdy Published 03/23/2016
Too much fertilizer will create large tomato plants, not large tomatoes.Author: Michael J. Wheeler Published 03/10/2016
UGA microbiologist says wash fresh produce thoroughly and cook, if possible, before eating.Author: Sharon Dowdy Published 03/03/2016
Use frozen, fresh or canned fruit to make a healthy alternative to store-bought fruit snacks.Author: Elizabeth L. Andress Published 02/17/2016
UGA, Georgia Department of Agriculture offering trainings for Georgia growers this winter.Author: Clint Thompson Published 02/16/2016
Growers should investigate before removing peach trees believed to be infected with phony peach disease.Author: Clint Thompson Published 02/11/2016
Low chill hours, early blooms and soggy soil marked the end of 2015 in Georgia fruit and nut fields.Author: Merritt Melancon Published 01/07/2016
December's high temperatures and above average rainfall played havoc with Georgia farmers.Author: Pam Knox Published 01/07/2016