Commodity Teams

Commodity websites

Our teams made up of research scientists and extension specialists work together to provide the latest technology and information for efficient, profitable production of some of Georgia's most valuable commodities.


Cross-commodity programs

Many of our research and extension faculty work in multi-disciplinary teams and roles that affect more than one specific commodity or research area. There are many resources available that can be applied across disciplines and production areas. 


Commodity news:

Jennifer Abogoom studies at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi, where she is pursuing a master's degree in seed science and technology and investigating the consistency of groundnut seed that farmers use. CAES News
Jennifer Abogoom studies at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi, where she is pursuing a master's degree in seed science and technology and investigating the consistency of groundnut seed that farmers use.
KNUST student researches farmer beliefs, actual quality of groundnut seed
Jennifer Abogoom, a student researcher supported by the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Peanut, seeks to better understand why farmers choose the seed they do and what quality their seed has, compared to certified seed.
Many of the leaf spot diseases that are apparent on hydrangeas in the fall are actually the result of infections that occurred in the spring. Cercospora leaf spot, pictured here, is a common disease on bigleaf hydrangeas. CAES News
Many of the leaf spot diseases that are apparent on hydrangeas in the fall are actually the result of infections that occurred in the spring. Cercospora leaf spot, pictured here, is a common disease on bigleaf hydrangeas.
Wet weather can lead to fungal leaf spot disease in hydrangeas
With all of the rain that we’ve experienced this year, many fungal leaf spot diseases are active. Hydrangeas are particularly susceptible to several different leaf spot diseases that favor moist weather. Some of the most common diseases people ask about are known as Corynespora leaf spot and Cercospora leaf spot on bigleaf hydrangeas.
Freshly picked blueberries sit in baskets at the University of Georgia horticulture farm in Athens, Ga. CAES News
Freshly picked blueberries sit in baskets at the University of Georgia horticulture farm in Athens, Ga.
UGA researcher to study potential use of essential oils in organic blueberry production
Organic fruit and vegetable growers want to meet the recent uptick in national consumer demand, but they need additional tools to battle pests and diseases that often accompany organic crop growth.
UGA Animal and Dairy Science Department Head Francis L. Fluharty (right) and Dengpan Bu, professor of animal nutrition in the Institute of Animal Science of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, met to discuss ideas for collaboration and sign an MOU two years ago. The departments hope to expand the relationship to include undergraduate and graduate student exchanges. (file photo) CAES News
UGA Animal and Dairy Science Department Head Francis L. Fluharty (right) and Dengpan Bu, professor of animal nutrition in the Institute of Animal Science of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, met to discuss ideas for collaboration and sign an MOU two years ago. The departments hope to expand the relationship to include undergraduate and graduate student exchanges. (file photo)
UGA animal and dairy science class collaborates with counterparts in China
An animal and dairy science class at the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) is gaining international experience by establishing a virtual collaboration with the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences in the Institute of Animal Science (CAAS-IAS) in Beijing, China. This intercultural partnership allows students and faculty to sustain a joint scientific effort while travel is largely suspended due to COVID-19.

Upcoming commodity-related events:

Hay Field DaySunbelt Ag Expo HayfieldsOctober 21st, 20201:00-5:00 pm $10.00 | Pre-registration required
Oct 21
1:00PM - 5:00PM Hay Field Day at Sunbelt Ag Expo Hayfields ($10 | Pre-registration required) Sunbelt Ag Expo Hayfields, Moultrie, GA
The GrassMasters program is a 7–week long series of seven educational workshops that focus on forage production. Workshops will be held virtually every Monday beginning November 2nd. This program is an INTRODUCTION to forage production systems and is highly recommended for those of you just getting your "feet wet" when it comes to planning or improving a forage system. Programs will be taught by the UGA Forage Team members as well as NRCS staff. Nov. 2 - IntroductionNov. 9 - Fertilization of Perennial GrassesNov. 16 - Pest Management StrategiesNov. 23 - Hay Production and ManagementNov. 30 - Understanding Forage QualityDec. 7 - Grazing Management and PlanningDec. 14 - Improving Soil Health and NRCS Programs $25.00 Register by October 21st
Nov 02
6:30PM - 7:30PM GrassMasters Virtual Series (1 educational workshop per week for 7 weeks) https://tinyurl.com/grassmastersvirtual
The GrassMasters program is a 7–week long series of seven educational workshops that focus on forage production. Workshops will be held virtually every Monday beginning November 2nd. This program is an INTRODUCTION to forage production systems and is highly recommended for those of you just getting your "feet wet" when it comes to planning or improving a forage system. Programs will be taught by the UGA Forage Team members as well as NRCS staff. Nov. 2 - IntroductionNov. 9 - Fertilization of Perennial GrassesNov. 16 - Pest Management StrategiesNov. 23 - Hay Production and ManagementNov. 30 - Understanding Forage QualityDec. 7 - Grazing Management and PlanningDec. 14 - Improving Soil Health and NRCS Programs $25.00 Register by October 21st
Nov 09
6:30PM - 7:30PM GrassMasters Virtual Series (1 educational workshop per week for 7 weeks) https://tinyurl.com/grassmastersvirtual
The GrassMasters program is a 7–week long series of seven educational workshops that focus on forage production. Workshops will be held virtually every Monday beginning November 2nd. This program is an INTRODUCTION to forage production systems and is highly recommended for those of you just getting your "feet wet" when it comes to planning or improving a forage system. Programs will be taught by the UGA Forage Team members as well as NRCS staff. Nov. 2 - IntroductionNov. 9 - Fertilization of Perennial GrassesNov. 16 - Pest Management StrategiesNov. 23 - Hay Production and ManagementNov. 30 - Understanding Forage QualityDec. 7 - Grazing Management and PlanningDec. 14 - Improving Soil Health and NRCS Programs $25.00 Register by October 21st
Nov 16
6:30PM - 7:30PM GrassMasters Virtual Series (1 educational workshop per week for 7 weeks) https://tinyurl.com/grassmastersvirtual
The GrassMasters program is a 7–week long series of seven educational workshops that focus on forage production. Workshops will be held virtually every Monday beginning November 2nd. This program is an INTRODUCTION to forage production systems and is highly recommended for those of you just getting your "feet wet" when it comes to planning or improving a forage system. Programs will be taught by the UGA Forage Team members as well as NRCS staff. Nov. 2 - IntroductionNov. 9 - Fertilization of Perennial GrassesNov. 16 - Pest Management StrategiesNov. 23 - Hay Production and ManagementNov. 30 - Understanding Forage QualityDec. 7 - Grazing Management and PlanningDec. 14 - Improving Soil Health and NRCS Programs $25.00 Register by October 21st
Nov 23
6:30PM - 7:30PM GrassMasters Virtual Series (1 educational workshop per week for 7 weeks) https://tinyurl.com/grassmastersvirtual
The GrassMasters program is a 7–week long series of seven educational workshops that focus on forage production. Workshops will be held virtually every Monday beginning November 2nd. This program is an INTRODUCTION to forage production systems and is highly recommended for those of you just getting your "feet wet" when it comes to planning or improving a forage system. Programs will be taught by the UGA Forage Team members as well as NRCS staff. Nov. 2 - IntroductionNov. 9 - Fertilization of Perennial GrassesNov. 16 - Pest Management StrategiesNov. 23 - Hay Production and ManagementNov. 30 - Understanding Forage QualityDec. 7 - Grazing Management and PlanningDec. 14 - Improving Soil Health and NRCS Programs $25.00 Register by October 21st
Nov 30
6:30PM - 7:30PM GrassMasters Virtual Series (1 educational workshop per week for 7 weeks) https://tinyurl.com/grassmastersvirtual
The GrassMasters program is a 7–week long series of seven educational workshops that focus on forage production. Workshops will be held virtually every Monday beginning November 2nd. This program is an INTRODUCTION to forage production systems and is highly recommended for those of you just getting your "feet wet" when it comes to planning or improving a forage system. Programs will be taught by the UGA Forage Team members as well as NRCS staff. Nov. 2 - IntroductionNov. 9 - Fertilization of Perennial GrassesNov. 16 - Pest Management StrategiesNov. 23 - Hay Production and ManagementNov. 30 - Understanding Forage QualityDec. 7 - Grazing Management and PlanningDec. 14 - Improving Soil Health and NRCS Programs $25.00 Register by October 21st
Dec 07
6:30PM - 7:30PM GrassMasters Virtual Series (1 educational workshop per week for 7 weeks) https://tinyurl.com/grassmastersvirtual
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