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Head of the Horse Amaryllis can be forced to bloom indoors in the winter or bloom on its own in fertile, well-drained soil. Published May 04, 2017Author:

Gardeners all over the country can enjoy the amaryllis, whether in the landscape or as one of the most-loved Christmas plants forced indoors. Outdoors they prefer fertile, well-drained soil. Ours get morning sun and late-afternoon shade. In the landscape, we treat them much like narcissi. We will deadhead flowers and leave foliage until it wants to go dormant.

Mother's Day Flowers Container gardens can combine mom's favorite flowers and favorite flavors in one Mother's Day gift. Published May 03, 2017Author:

Every year, Americans spend about $2 billion on fresh flowers for Mother’s Day. While fresh flowers are gorgeous, they have a short shelf life. This year, why not skip the bouquet and make Mom a living collection of flowers and plants that may last for years?

CAES Research Dean UGA geneticist Allen Moore selected to oversee research efforts at UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Published May 02, 2017Author:

The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences has tapped Allen Moore to lead the college's research efforts as the CAES associate dean for research.

National Academy of Sciences Strand becomes the eighth UGA faculty member to join the National Academy of Sciences. Published May 02, 2017Author:

University of Georgia Regents’ Professor Michael R. Strand has received one of the highest honors a scientist can receive — election to the National Academy of Sciences.

Food History of the South The food relationship between Native Americans, African Americans and Europeans Published May 01, 2017Author:

In Cobb County, Georgia, Terri Carter’s job with University of Georgia Cooperative Extension is to educate residents on proper nutrition. As a self-declared “proud woman of the South,” Carter, a UGA Extension Family and Consumer Sciences county program assistant, has found a unique way to teach nutrition and a history lesson at the same time. Carter’s love of the South and her heritage led her to develop the “Food History of the South” program.

Bug Camp Interactive event will be held on the UGA Tifton campus May 30-June 2. Published May 01, 2017Author:

Tift County, Georgia, elementary school students who are buzzing with excitement to attend the University of Georgia Bug Camp are encouraged to apply. Registration for the camp ends this Friday, May 5.

Graduate Awards Teaching and research awards highlight hard work of CAES graduate students. Published April 28, 2017Author:

The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) is home to more than 500 graduate students. They provide much of the muscle behind the college’s research and teaching accomplishments and serve as the linchpin in many of the college’s most productive laboratories.

STEM Interns STEM academy pairs advanced high school students with UGA scientists. Published April 28, 2017Author:

Last summer, seven seniors from Pike County High School (PCHS) in Zebulon, Georgia, with an aptitude for science made a commitment to work alongside University of Georgia Griffin campus scientists three days a week for the entire school year. This month, they will complete their yearlong partnership.

17-year Cicadas After 17 years, Brood VI periodical cicadas set to emerge in far northern Georgia. Published April 27, 2017Author:

What has large, red eyes, translucent wings and an undulating, 7-kilohertz chirp that sounds like the background mus 00C7 ic to a horror movie? Georgians can find the answer over the next few weeks by traveling north into the state’s mountains to witness the emergence of the latest brood of 17-year periodical cicadas. 5FF4

Research Winner UGA's research community recognized plant breeder Katrien Devos' work to improve food security for subsistence farming communities. Published April 27, 2017Author:

University of Georgia plant breeder and geneticist Katrien Devos’ work unraveling the mysteries of pearl millet aims to make subsistence farming communities more food-secure. The pioneering and globally engaged nature of her work earned her one of UGA’s top research awards: the Creative Research Medal.

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Formerly referred to as FACES, our media newswire continues to feature stories from the CAES news team relating to family, agricultural, consumer and environmental sciences, as well as UGA Extension news.


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