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UGA Cooperative Extension Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) agents Leslie Weaver (left) and Carrie Vanderver produce the bi-weekly podcast Two Agents and the FACS to deliver "reliable, relatable and research-based" information to listeners. CAES News
UGA Cooperative Extension Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) agents Leslie Weaver (left) and Carrie Vanderver produce the bi-weekly podcast Two Agents and the FACS to deliver "reliable, relatable and research-based" information to listeners.
UGA Extension podcast offers useful tips, entertaining conversations
Listening to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agents Leslie Weaver and Carrie Vanderver on their new podcast, Two Agents and the FACS, is like sitting around chatting with friends — with the added benefit of learning something along the way.
Pink Lady apples hang from a tree at the University of Georgia - Mountain Research and Education Center in Blairsville, Ga. CAES News
Pink Lady apples hang from a tree at the University of Georgia - Mountain Research and Education Center in Blairsville, Ga.
Celebrate Georgia’s Arbor Day with fruit trees
Nationally, Americans recognize Arbor Day in April. However, Georgia celebrates Arbor Day on the third Friday of February each year because this is a better time to plant trees, giving roots time to grow before the heat and drought of our summer months.
With the help of modern poultry breeding techniques, there has been a drastic increase in meat yield and egg production to help meet high demand for poultry products. However, as chickens grow larger and produce more eggs, growth-related issues in broilers and laying hens have become more common. CAES News
With the help of modern poultry breeding techniques, there has been a drastic increase in meat yield and egg production to help meet high demand for poultry products. However, as chickens grow larger and produce more eggs, growth-related issues in broilers and laying hens have become more common.
Naturally occurring compound could address poultry welfare and production issues
Chicken is one of the most widely eaten proteins in the world. The poultry industry contributes more than $41.8 billion to Georgia’s economy each year. The U.S. alone consumes 8 billion chickens per year and approximately 250 eggs per capita. With the help of modern breeding techniques, there has been a drastic increase in meat yield and egg production to help meet this high demand.
The camellia represents desire, passion and admiration — a wonderful choice for Valentine’s Day. CAES News
The camellia represents desire, passion and admiration — a wonderful choice for Valentine’s Day.
Add color during dreary months by adding winter-blooming plants to the landscape
I find it ironic that Valentine’s Day occurs in February, a time of the year when we see very few plants blooming in the landscape. In addition to cards and candy, flowers are one of the most popular gifts during this annual celebration of love. In 2018, the Society of American Florists estimated that 250 million cut roses were produced for Valentine’s Day and an estimated 35% of Americans purchased flowers.
UGA horticulture Professor Matt Chappell demonstrated proper pruning technique at a green industry event in January 2020. CAES News
UGA horticulture Professor Matt Chappell demonstrated proper pruning technique at a green industry event in January 2020.
Late-winter pruning can benefit summer-blooming and nonblooming plants
Pruning in the correct manner and at the proper time can help to maintain the size and shape of your woody shrubs, improving their appearance and appealing to the artist in every gardener.
FABricate is an entrepreneurial pitch contest hosted by the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Proposals are due Feb. 20 for the 2021 contest. CAES News
FABricate is an entrepreneurial pitch contest hosted by the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Proposals are due Feb. 20 for the 2021 contest.
Entrepreneurial competition accepting proposals for $10,000 prize
It’s not too late for University of Georgia students to turn their novel ideas into a chance at a grand prize of $10,000.
The Shanghai skyline is often clouded with smog from industrial air pollution. CAES News
The Shanghai skyline is often clouded with smog from industrial air pollution.
Poor air quality can dampen childhood spirit, study finds
The toll that air pollution takes on a person’s physical health is well documented. But new University of Georgia research suggests there could be another price too: a child’s drive to be successful.
Price increases for sod this year could range from 2-8% over 2019 prices, according to a new survey of producers by UGA and the Georgia Urban Ag Council. CAES News
Price increases for sod this year could range from 2-8% over 2019 prices, according to a new survey of producers by UGA and the Georgia Urban Ag Council.
Expect slightly higher sod prices this year
If seeing the turfgrass during the Super Bowl has you itching to unfurl sod for a new lawn, it will likely cost a bit more than usual, according to a report by the University of Georgia.
A net full of jellyfish is emptied onto the ship as fishermen begin to process the haul. (Photo by Bryan Fluech) CAES News
A net full of jellyfish is emptied onto the ship as fishermen begin to process the haul. (Photo by Bryan Fluech)
Grant boosts development of novel food ingredients from jellyfish
The University of Georgia Department of Food Science and Technology’s Kevin Mis Solval and his team of researchers have secured a nearly half-million dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture to aid in creating safe food ingredients from cannonball jellyfish.