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:

Sod prices, such as for bermudagrasses like those developed by UGA turfgrass breeders, are higher this year for homeowners and industry. CAES News
Less availability, higher transportation costs spike sod prices in early 2022
Low inventory of some varieties, combined with economic pressures exacerbated by supply chain and global issues, are pushing up the price of a meticulously manicured lawn this spring.
Choosing eggs in the supermarket can get complicated once you decide what size you want. CAES News
Decoding the labels in the supermarket egg case
Take a gander at the egg case at your local grocery and you are likely to find a variety of labels that go far beyond medium, large, extra-large or jumbo.
UGA horticulture Professor Marc van Iersel's research focuses on developing sustainable and cost-effective ways to ensure that crops — such as these turnip plants in a grow room at his greenhouses — get the amount of light they need to grow. CAES News
Controlled environment agriculture poised to become a growth industry
Next time you sit down to a crisp, green salad take a little time to think about where your leafy greens come from. Traditional agriculture is highly weather dependent, and many producers of high-value crops are shifting over from field production to controlled environment agriculture.
PoultryScienceResearch chicks CAES News
UGA to host second annual Georgia Precision Poultry Farming Conference May 3
The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will host the second annual Georgia Precision Poultry Farming Conference via Zoom May 3. The $40 registration fee is waived for students, but registration — open until May 1 — is required for all participants.

Upcoming commodity-related events:

UGA Center for Food Safety Webinar Series       Are food safety and AMR friends on Instagram?                         Guest speaker: Jorge Pinto Ferreira Food Safety Officer at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Date: Monday, May 23 Time: 10 a.m. ET Zoom:  Hosted by Dr. Issmat Kassem Bio: Jorge Pinto Ferreira is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, originally from Portugal, with five years of clinical experience; a Masters in Food Safety; a PhD (as Fulbright scholar) in Population Medicine (with a graduate certificate in public policy). Doctoral studies were conducted in a partnership between the College of Veterinary Medicine of North Carolina State University (USA) and the medical school of Duke University (USA) and were dedicated to the epidemiological aspects of the transmission of Methicilin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). In 2017 he became a diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Public Health. Between 2012-2017 he worked as a consultant in Switzerland, (SAFOSO AG), and from October 2017 until June 2021 worked for the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), as the Deputy Head of the Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and Veterinary Products Department. Joined the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in July 2021, as Food Safety Officer.
May 23
10:00AM - 11:00AM Are food safety and AMR friends on Instagram?
Join us for the Calhoun H.E.R.D. Sale.
Jun 01
12:30PM - 5:00PM Calhoun H.E.R.D. Sale Northwest Georgia Livestock Pavilion, Calhoun, GA
The 2022 Georgia-Florida Tobacco Tour includes multiple demonstration locations of ten released varieties grown in Georgia and Florida; multiple research test locations of ten varieties being evaluated for black shank resistance; a location of the Regional Farm Test for evaluation of ten varieties/potential variety releases for grower handling, cured leaf chemistry and production of cured leaf for production of cigarettes for evaluation by industry smoke/flavor evaluations; and an evaluation of rates of a biological fumigation material for providing black shank control
Jun 06
06/06 6:00PM - 06/08 1:30PM 2022 GA FL Tobacco Tour Various On-Site Locations
Whether you're a golf course superintendent or a homeowner who wants the perfect lawn, there'll be something for you at a University of Georgia Turfgrass Field Day. Come and get the latest information on how to care for your lawn or your golf course from UGA researchers and extension specialists. Field day includes such topics as controlling turf insects like mole crickets and white grubs and turf pests like crabgrass and other turf weeds. There is always an excellent BBQ and chicken lunch followed by displays and demonstrations of the latest turfgrass industry equipment.
Aug 03
8:00AM - 3:00PM UGA Turfgrass Field Day UGA Griffin Campus, Griffin, GA
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