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Georgia Farm Bureau President Gerald Long (center) announced the recipients of the GFB Harvest 20 Research Grants at the GFB Commodity Conference on Aug. 8. University of Georgia faculty who were awarded grants are (l-r) Lawton Stewart, Govindaraj Dev Kumar, Angelita Acebes, Sudeep Bag, Jonathan Oliver and (not pictured) Bhabesh Dutta and Mark Freeman. CAES News
Georgia Farm Bureau President Gerald Long (center) announced the recipients of the GFB Harvest 20 Research Grants at the GFB Commodity Conference on Aug. 8. University of Georgia faculty who were awarded grants are (l-r) Lawton Stewart, Govindaraj Dev Kumar, Angelita Acebes, Sudeep Bag, Jonathan Oliver and (not pictured) Bhabesh Dutta and Mark Freeman.
Harvest 20 Grants
The Georgia Farm Bureau (GFB) has awarded $94,000 in research grants to seven University of Georgia scientists and their research teams who are addressing production issues impacting Georgia farmers.
Entomologist Bill Snyder studies how beneficial bacteria and fungi in the soil allow plants to protect themselves against plant-feeding insects and attract predatory insects to their defense. He also collaborates with farmers interested in learning more about beneficial insects, birds, or soil organisms on their farms. Snyder joined the University of Georgia in July. CAES News
Entomologist Bill Snyder studies how beneficial bacteria and fungi in the soil allow plants to protect themselves against plant-feeding insects and attract predatory insects to their defense. He also collaborates with farmers interested in learning more about beneficial insects, birds, or soil organisms on their farms. Snyder joined the University of Georgia in July.
New Entomologist
Bill Snyder, the newest researcher to join the University of Georgia Department of Entomology, is looking forward to working with the wide diversity of soils, climates and cropping systems in the Southeastern U.S.
Whiteflies transmit several devastating viruses to important vegetable crops, including squash. CAES News
Whiteflies transmit several devastating viruses to important vegetable crops, including squash.
Whitefly Management
Researchers from three research institutions are using a $3.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to fight whiteflies on vegetable crops.
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Live from the Lab
Live from the Lab
Back for its fourth semester, the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences' Live from the Lab series will be taking Georgians back inside the college's labs to talk to world-class researchers about their work.
Linden Pederson graduated from UGA in 2019 with degrees in scientific illustration and entomology, but she left behind her sculpture of a giant beetle, Megalodacne heros. The beetle, which is housed in the hallway of the UGA Department of Entomology, took her hundreds of hours to sculpt and is anatomically correct down to the tiniest hair. CAES News
Linden Pederson graduated from UGA in 2019 with degrees in scientific illustration and entomology, but she left behind her sculpture of a giant beetle, Megalodacne heros. The beetle, which is housed in the hallway of the UGA Department of Entomology, took her hundreds of hours to sculpt and is anatomically correct down to the tiniest hair.
Giant Beetle
During her undergraduate years, Linden Pederson was dedicated to helping others appreciate the beauty of insects. She spent hours drawing insects or introducing the public to live insects as part of the University of Georgia Bug Dawgs Insect Zoo, but her senior project dwarfs those efforts.
A UGA student participates in UGA Extension's inaugural Great Georgia Pollinator Census on Aug. 23, 2019. CAES News
A UGA student participates in UGA Extension's inaugural Great Georgia Pollinator Census on Aug. 23, 2019.
Pollinator Census
More than 4,000 Georgians in 133 counties participated in the nation's first statewide pollinator census, logging more than 133,963 insect interactions.
Dan Suiter is a UGA Extension entomologist based on the university's Griffin campus. He directs the structural pest management program and was recently named the chair of the UGA Center for Urban Agriculture Faculty Advisory Committee. CAES News
Dan Suiter is a UGA Extension entomologist based on the university's Griffin campus. He directs the structural pest management program and was recently named the chair of the UGA Center for Urban Agriculture Faculty Advisory Committee.
Suiter Appointment
University of Georgia Entomology Professor Dan Suiter has been named the chair of the UGA Center for Urban Agriculture Faculty Advisory Committee.
UGA Extension is looking for citizen scientist to help with the first-ever statewide census of pollinators, the Great Georgia Pollinator Census, on Aug. 23-24. CAES News
UGA Extension is looking for citizen scientist to help with the first-ever statewide census of pollinators, the Great Georgia Pollinator Census, on Aug. 23-24.
Pollinator Census
With just 15 minutes and proximity to any blooming plant, Georgians can help University of Georgia Cooperative Extension researchers gain a clearer picture of pollinator health across our state.
Field days like this one “serve as a direct conduit between growers, agents and scientists,” says Mark McCann, assistant dean for UGA Cooperative Extension. Field days also allow UGA specialists to share their research and farmers to gain knowledge, all with the benefit of improving Georgia agriculture. CAES News
Field days like this one “serve as a direct conduit between growers, agents and scientists,” says Mark McCann, assistant dean for UGA Cooperative Extension. Field days also allow UGA specialists to share their research and farmers to gain knowledge, all with the benefit of improving Georgia agriculture.
Midville Field Day
The University of Georgia Southeast Georgia Research and Education Center (SREC) in Midville, Georgia, will host its annual field day on Wednesday, Aug. 14.
A student at New Mountain Hill Elementary School in Harris County, Georgia, practices counting pollinators in advance of the Great Georgia Pollinator Census, Aug. 23-24. Georgians who want to join the count should sign up at ggapc.org. CAES News
A student at New Mountain Hill Elementary School in Harris County, Georgia, practices counting pollinators in advance of the Great Georgia Pollinator Census, Aug. 23-24. Georgians who want to join the count should sign up at ggapc.org.
Pollinator Census
This August, more than 900 Georgians will make history by participating in the first citizen-powered census of pollinators in the United States.