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Kristen Navara, associate professor in the Department of Poultry Science, studies the ways that stress affects reproduction and growth in poultry and other organisms. CAES News
CAES researcher finds that stress affects the sex ratio of poultry offspring
It may seem like everyone on Earth has an equal chance of being born male or female. It’s about a 50-50 split, after all.
Gifts have a huge impact on CAES students. They fund CAES for Georgia Commitment Scholarships, need-based scholarships that are matched dollar-for-dollar by the UGA Foundation. These funds help to cover students' costs that may not be covered by other scholarships or grants, thereby removing students' financial barriers. CAES News
CAES donors' commitment reaches a record high
In its most successful year of fundraising to date, the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences raised nearly $24 million in gifts, the second highest total among all UGA colleges and schools for fiscal year 2018, which ended June 30.
Bobby Goss, a FoodPIC research technician, tells the faculty about UGA chocolate research. CAES News
New faculty learn how UGA drives agricultural success in Georgia during annual tour of the state
New faculty at the University of Georgia learned why agriculture continues to be the state's biggest economic driver and how UGA leads the way in helping Georgians sustain and improve commodities like peanuts, poultry, pecans and turfgrass.
On August 11, 2018, peanut producers, UGA Extension agents, UGA Peanut Team specialists and industry supporters were honored at the Peanut Achievement Club meeting. CAES News
UGA salutes Georgia's highest-yielding peanut farmers
Fifteen of Georgia’s top peanut producers were honored this weekend at the annual Georgia Peanut Achievement Club meeting on Jekyll Island, Georgia. The meeting recognizes Georgia’s highest-yielding peanut growers every year.
A diseased leaf on a tree at the University of Georgia's Southeast Research and Education Center in Midville, Ga. CAES News
Ornamental education sessions follow UGA Turfgrass Research Field Day
The University of Georgia Turfgrass Research Field Day is set for Thursday, Aug. 9, on the UGA campus in Griffin, Georgia. This year, two optional, interactive sessions especially designed for landscape experts will follow the field day.
Jared Whitaker, UGA Extension cotton agronomist, speaks during the Midville Field Day in 2014. CAES News
Row crop research to highlight annual Midville Field Day
University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) researchers and Cooperative Extension agents and specialists will share current research on popular Georgia row crops at the 2018 Midville Field Day, set for Wednesday, Aug. 15, at the Southeast Georgia Research and Education Center in Midville, Georgia.
University of Georgia blueberry scientist Scott NeSmith has to keep birds away from his blueberry crop so that he can research and breed new varieties for Georgia growers. His latest trick — using a dancing, inflatable tube man to scare the birds — may lead passersby to believe that the UGA Griffin campus is selling cars. CAES News
Dancing, inflatable tube man helps to keep birds off of UGA's research blueberries
Farmers have used scarecrows to keep birds away from field crops for more than 3,000 years. University of Georgia blueberry scientist Scott NeSmith uses a dancing, inflatable tube man to scare the birds away from his research plants.
University of Georgia Distinguished Research Professor Casimir Akoh CAES News
UGA food scientist wins public health award from the Institute of Food Technologists
University of Georgia Distinguished Research Professor Casimir Akoh recently accepted the Institute of Food Technologists’ (IFT) research award. The award recognizes an improvement in public health.
Upland cotton typically produces cotton with short or medium fibers.  Regents' Professor Andrew Paterson, and fellow CAES crop and soil sciences professor Peng Chee, are working to develop upland cotton varieties with longer fibers. CAES News
UGA crop geneticists awarded $935,000 to breed softer cotton and more resilient peanuts
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) awarded University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) plant breeders almost $1 million in grants this fiscal year to produce improved cotton and peanut varieties.
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