Avian flu found in wild duck; backyard flock owners asked to stay vigilant
At the end of December 2017, the H7 strain of avian influenza was found in a green-winged teal, a widespread North American duck, collected in McIntosh County on the Georgia coast.
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.
Peanut geneticist David Bertioli joins UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.Author: J. Faith Peppers Published 06/01/2017
“Feeding the World: Agricultural Research in the Twenty-First Century" details Buchanan's ideas on the future of agricultural research.Author: Sharon Dowdy Published 06/01/2017
Farmers, foresters and ag professionals selected for 2017-2019 class of AGL.Author: Merritt Melancon Published 05/25/2017
Best bet for squash-growing is to plant resistant varieties and take a break in the height of summer.Author: Sharon Dowdy Published 05/24/2017
Winter squash are harvested when mature and can be kept in storage for months.Author: Sharon Dowdy Published 05/24/2017
Annual trainings help farmers and consultants learn how to diagnose insect damage on cotton, peanuts and soybeans.Author: Clint Thompson Published 05/24/2017
Aerification helps turfgrass green-up, lets air and moisture get to root zone.Author: Clint Waltz Published 05/18/2017
CAES students learn the ropes in Washington, D.C., through Congressional Agricultural Fellows program.Author: Merritt Melancon Published 05/17/2017
UGA Extension physiologist John Snider recommends farmers use sensor-based irrigation scheduling.Author: Julia Rodriguez Published 05/17/2017
Daniel Mwalwayo has spent most of his professional career working to ensure a safe food supply in his home country of Malawi.Author: Allison Floyd Published 05/15/2017