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Blossom-end rot, which manifests in the first few weeks of growth after tomato flowers are pollinated, causes black, rotted areas on the blossom end of the fruit, opposite the stem. CAES News
Blossom-end rot, which manifests in the first few weeks of growth after tomato flowers are pollinated, causes black, rotted areas on the blossom end of the fruit, opposite the stem.
Getting to the bottom of blossom-end rot
Home gardeners and commercial farmers alike can attest to the disappointment of seeing a beautiful tomato ripening on a vine, only to discover that the fruit has dark, sunken pits at the blossom end of the fruit. Called blossom-end rot (BER), this physiological disorder is prevalent in fruit and vegetable crops, including tomatoes, and can cause severe economic losses.
A pivot uniformity or "catch can" test is conducted to verify that the system is applying water uniformly. Performing irrigation system maintenance during the winter months can ensure the system’s longevity. CAES News
A pivot uniformity or "catch can" test is conducted to verify that the system is applying water uniformly. Performing irrigation system maintenance during the winter months can ensure the system’s longevity.
Inspect center pivot irrigation systems now to prevent issues later
With winter just around the corner, now is a good time to perform some preventive maintenance on center pivot irrigation systems and to have them winterized.
UGA's Department of Animal and Dairy Science is particularly invested in experiential learning opportunities to encourage workforce readiness among undergraduates, of whom only about 15% come from a traditional agricultural production background. CAES News
UGA's Department of Animal and Dairy Science is particularly invested in experiential learning opportunities to encourage workforce readiness among undergraduates, of whom only about 15% come from a traditional agricultural production background.
Researchers identify critical animal and food industry issues to inform and effect change
By 2050, the animal and food industry will need to be able to feed a world with a projected population increase of 2.1 billion. With the help of industry and academic experts, University of Georgia researchers identified the most pressing issues for the animal and food industry.
Joined by departmental student ambassadors, Todd Applegate (far right), UGA poultry science department head, sends a thank you to donors for supporting the university’s Department of Poultry Science. CAES News
Joined by departmental student ambassadors, Todd Applegate (far right), UGA poultry science department head, sends a thank you to donors for supporting the university’s Department of Poultry Science.
UGA awarded USPOULTRY Foundation student recruiting grant
The USPOULTRY Foundation recently awarded a $23,292 student recruiting grant to the University of Georgia.
The UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will hold a virtual convocation ceremony at noon on Friday, Dec. 18, to celebrate new graduates. CAES News
The UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will hold a virtual convocation ceremony at noon on Friday, Dec. 18, to celebrate new graduates.
CAES to hold fall 2020 convocation online
The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will hold a virtual convocation ceremony at noon on Friday, Dec. 18, to celebrate new graduates.
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Georgia 4-H to offer virtual statewide fall forum
On Dec. 12, Senior 4-H’ers around the state will log in and connect with others for the virtual 4-H Fall Forum event “Georgia 4-H: We Stick Together.”
Jessica McGuire, with the nonprofit conservation organization Quail Forever, teaches students about wildlife conservation at Shiver Elementary School, where Grady County 4-H'ers planted a pollinator garden to help students understand the importance of protecting ecosystems. CAES News
Jessica McGuire, with the nonprofit conservation organization Quail Forever, teaches students about wildlife conservation at Shiver Elementary School, where Grady County 4-H'ers planted a pollinator garden to help students understand the importance of protecting ecosystems.
Georgia 4-H’ers participate in pollinator education program
Eight Grady County 4-H’ers installed a pollinator garden at a local school as part of a yearlong program highlighting the importance of pollinators.
Doster Harper, a junior studying agriscience and environmental systems at the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, was named president of the 2020-21 National FFA Officer Team. Harper is from Covington, Georgia, and attended Newton College and Career Academy. (Photo by Sean Montgomery) CAES News
Doster Harper, a junior studying agriscience and environmental systems at the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, was named president of the 2020-21 National FFA Officer Team. Harper is from Covington, Georgia, and attended Newton College and Career Academy. (Photo by Sean Montgomery)
UGA’s Doster Harper named National FFA president
At first, Doster Harper didn’t think FFA or a career in agriculture was a good fit for him. But a science experiment about honeybees and some encouragement from his advisor and older students helped change his mind.
Cutler, honored with the Georgia 4-H Green Jacket Award, gives an acceptance speech at the 2020 Stars Across Georgia virtual awards ceremony. CAES News
Cutler, honored with the Georgia 4-H Green Jacket Award, gives an acceptance speech at the 2020 Stars Across Georgia virtual awards ceremony.
Cutler recipient of annual 4-H Green Jacket Award, other patrons honored
Gale Cutler, a senior public relations coordinator at the Georgia Electric Membership Corporation (EMC), has been named the 2020 recipient of the prestigious Georgia 4-H Green Jacket Award. In addition to Cutler’s role at Georgia EMC, she is an integral member of the Georgia 4-H Advisory Committee.