Soil sample bags await processing at the University of Georgia Soil Testing Laboratory in Athens, Ga. CAES News
Soil sample bags await processing at the University of Georgia Soil Testing Laboratory in Athens, Ga.
Don't skip soil testing this spring
This spring, gardeners planning vegetable gardens — or even a major renovation of your ornamental beds — should take the opportunity to test their soil before they put plants in the ground.
Pictured are the symptoms of Alternaria leaf blight disease on brassica crops, including broccoli, collard and kale. Alternaria is a foliar pathogen, and symptoms first appear on older leaves as small, dark spots that gradually enlarge with concentric rings. CAES News
Pictured are the symptoms of Alternaria leaf blight disease on brassica crops, including broccoli, collard and kale. Alternaria is a foliar pathogen, and symptoms first appear on older leaves as small, dark spots that gradually enlarge with concentric rings.
Fungicide resistance spells trouble for Georgia, Virginia vegetable farmers
Popular vegetables like broccoli and kale are among the crops that could be in danger from Alternaria leaf blight — a disease that can cause spots on some brassica crops and render them unmarketable — which has developed resistance to a once-dependable fungicide Georgia farmers rely on, according to Bhabesh Dutta, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension plant pathologist.
Eric Yirenkyi Danquah, founder of the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI), right, maize field with WACCI co-founder Kwame Offei, center, and maize breeder Martin Adjei. CAES News
Eric Yirenkyi Danquah, founder of the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI), right, maize field with WACCI co-founder Kwame Offei, center, and maize breeder Martin Adjei.
Founder of West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement to present keynote at UGA CAES International Agriculture Day
Cassava, taro, cowpea: these are the crops that are going fuel the next phase of the green revolution. Today, African researchers are working to develop improved varieties of traditional African crops to meet local food security challenges.
"Ag Snapshots," a pocket-sized book created by the University of Georgia Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development, summarizes Georgia’s farm gate values in an easy-to-read format. CAES News
"Ag Snapshots," a pocket-sized book created by the University of Georgia Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development, summarizes Georgia’s farm gate values in an easy-to-read format.
Farm gate value of Georgia crops collected by UGA economists, county agents
Determining the value of Georgia’s agricultural commodities is on University of Georgia agricultural economist Kent Wolfe’s list of job responsibilities. He does it every year, but it’s not a one-man job. Director of the UGA Center for Agribusiness and Development (CAED), Wolfe gets a lot of help from UGA Cooperative Extension county agents across the state.
During Tim Coolong’s years as a state ­vegetable specialist, his research focused on variety trials and developing irrigation and fertilization recommendations for farmers (photo by Dorothy Kozlowski). CAES News
During Tim Coolong’s years as a state ­vegetable specialist, his research focused on variety trials and developing irrigation and fertilization recommendations for farmers (photo by Dorothy Kozlowski).
Horticulture faculty member sees fertile ground in organic agriculture education
With the current focus on local food and farm-to-table eating, it’s hard to remember that 20 years ago very few people cared where their tomatoes came from. 
Cotton is watered on the UGA Tifton campus in 2014. Irrigation equipment needs to be serviced before the production season begins. CAES News
Cotton is watered on the UGA Tifton campus in 2014. Irrigation equipment needs to be serviced before the production season begins.
UGA Extension irrigation workshops will cover new technology
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension will host two free workshops in March to show Georgia and Florida cotton and peanut growers how to increase yield and profitability through technology-driven irrigation tools.
Brian Kvitko and Gaelen Burke, two faculty members in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, were awarded Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) grants from the National Science Foundation. CAES News
Brian Kvitko and Gaelen Burke, two faculty members in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, were awarded Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) grants from the National Science Foundation.
Two UGA CAES faculty receive National Science Foundation CAREER grants
Two University of Georgia researchers have been awarded Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Brian Kvitko and Gaelen Burke, both faculty members in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, were awarded the five-year grants this year.
Todd Callaway CAES News
Todd Callaway
Building a safer food system from the inside out
The digestive tract of a cow is home to a diverse population of bacteria and microbes representing about 2,000 different species. There are good guys. There are bad guys. And there are the guys who can cause trouble if the situation is right.
Greg Huber, the training coordinator for the University of Georgia Center for Urban Agriculture, received GGIA’s Communicator of the Year Award. The award honors the individual who best served the horticulture industry in Georgia through the media and other forms of promotion. He is shown with the center's personal UGA mascot, Agga. Huber designed the mascot which wears a green sweater and is adorned with plant life typically found in urban landscapes. Huber also designed the UGA Griffin Campus’ original Uga mascot which is located on the campus quad where it welcomes visitors to the campus. CAES News
Greg Huber, the training coordinator for the University of Georgia Center for Urban Agriculture, received GGIA’s Communicator of the Year Award. The award honors the individual who best served the horticulture industry in Georgia through the media and other forms of promotion. He is shown with the center's personal UGA mascot, Agga. Huber designed the mascot which wears a green sweater and is adorned with plant life typically found in urban landscapes. Huber also designed the UGA Griffin Campus’ original Uga mascot which is located on the campus quad where it welcomes visitors to the campus.
Georgia Green Industry Association honors UGA horticulture experts
Three University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) experts received awards from the Georgia Green Industry Association (GGIA) during the association’s WINTERgreen Tradeshow and Conference in Duluth last month.