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2000 in Review: Science
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  • 0005 Foods 005B

April 19: 0030 'Talking' Chickens Make Life Easier for Poultry 00AB . Summertime living has never been easy for Georgia chickens. But a few "talking" chickens may soon reduce the heat's heavy toll.

July 11: 0025 New Turf Grass Needs Much Less Water 00B5 . For the hot, dry days that arrive nearly every summer, UGA agricultural scientists have developed a new grass that needs much less water.

July 26: 0030 Spectral Imaging Puts Plant Health in New Light 00A4 . The best time to treat a stressed plant may be just before you can see it's stressed. The trick is to know when that is.

July 31: 002D Birds, Bees, Cows: Cattle Breeding Revisited 00A7 . It takes two. Cattle breeders know that, but for decades they've focused all their herd-improvement efforts on the bulls.

Aug. 15: 0029 Technology Helps Modern Chickens Cool It 00AB . The hot, dry weather this summer worries people exposed to the extreme heat. But many chickens don't know it's so hot outside.

Sept. 23: 0025 Researcher Uses Worm to Replace Mice 00BD . Chemicals are routinely tested on lab mice before they're placed on the market. A new technique may reduce the number of mice needed for testing.

Nov. 29: 0023 New Soybeans Mark Exciting New Era 00B2 . A Georgia marriage of old and new technologies has taken new soybean varieties from zero to commercial reality in less than five years.

Dec. 6: 002A Plants Have Alternative Way to Stay Fresh 0370 . When plants and animals become stressed, part of the oxygen they use can turn into poison and accelerate the aging process.

(Brad Haire is the former news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)

(Faith Peppers is the director of public affairs with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)

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