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On March 1, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension will welcome Cain Hickey, the state's first full-time Extension viticulturist. CAES News
On March 1, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension will welcome Cain Hickey, the state's first full-time Extension viticulturist.
40 Under 40
Since arriving at the University of Georgia Department of Horticulture in 2017, viticulture researcher Cain Hickey has helped make UGA Cooperative Extension the go-to source for wine growing expertise in the Southeast. 
The 'Paulk' variety is UGA's newest muscadine release. CAES News
The 'Paulk' variety is UGA's newest muscadine release.
Muscadine Study
Muscadines are often recognized for their disease and insect resistance, but recent research has shown that the South’s native grapes are vulnerable to parasitic nematodes.
UGA's College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is part of a collaborative effort to develop a smartphone irrigation app for pecans. CAES News
UGA's College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is part of a collaborative effort to develop a smartphone irrigation app for pecans.
Smart Irrigation App
The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is part of a collaborative effort to develop a smart irrigation application for pecan farmers on smartphone devices.
Ambrosia beetle activity is identifiable by the toothpick-sized sawdust tubes they leave sticking out of holes bored in pecan trees. CAES News
Ambrosia beetle activity is identifiable by the toothpick-sized sawdust tubes they leave sticking out of holes bored in pecan trees.
Ambrosia Beetles
Research entomologists in the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences are using three grants to study ambrosia beetles in an effort to prevent future attacks and preserve more fruit and nut trees.
Blueberries are about to be harvested in this 2015 file photo on a UGA farm in Alapaha, Georgia. CAES News
Blueberries are about to be harvested in this 2015 file photo on a UGA farm in Alapaha, Georgia.
Blueberry Disease
A plant pathologist at the University of Georgia Tifton campus is using a grant from the Georgia Farm Bureau to study a bacterial disease that is harming the state’s blueberry crops. 
‘Orange Bulldog’ is an improved pumpkin variety developed by UGA scientists from germplasm collected in the jungles of South America. It has greater levels of resistance to viruses than conventional pumpkins. ‘Orange Bulldog’ made its debut in 2004 and has consistently produced yields of 13,000 to 20,000 pounds per acre in north and south Georgia. CAES News
‘Orange Bulldog’ is an improved pumpkin variety developed by UGA scientists from germplasm collected in the jungles of South America. It has greater levels of resistance to viruses than conventional pumpkins. ‘Orange Bulldog’ made its debut in 2004 and has consistently produced yields of 13,000 to 20,000 pounds per acre in north and south Georgia.
Pumpkin Pointers
Georgia farmers devote about 900 acres to growing pumpkins — technically a squash and a cousin to the cucumber. Most Georgia-grown pumpkins come from the northernmost part of the state where the climate is cooler and there is less disease pressure. UGA-bred ‘Orange Bulldog' is disease resistant.
Angelos Deltsidis, who is originally from Greece, earned his doctoral degree at the University of Florida. In his new position at UGA, he'll show how commodities thrive under different storage conditions, temperatures and atmospheres. CAES News
Angelos Deltsidis, who is originally from Greece, earned his doctoral degree at the University of Florida. In his new position at UGA, he'll show how commodities thrive under different storage conditions, temperatures and atmospheres.
Postharvest Specialist
The newest crop specialist on the University of Georgia Tifton campus hopes to help Georgia fruit and vegetable farmers extend the shelf life of their produce after harvest.
Echibeckia™ Summerina® Sizzling Sunset™ is one of the plants chosen as a Classic City Award Winner this summer at the Trial Gardens at UGA. Each year, trial garden managers recognize plants that thrive in Georgia's hot summers. CAES News
Echibeckia™ Summerina® Sizzling Sunset™ is one of the plants chosen as a Classic City Award Winner this summer at the Trial Gardens at UGA. Each year, trial garden managers recognize plants that thrive in Georgia's hot summers.
Classic City Awards
Another steamy Georgia summer is in the books. For the staff at the Trial Gardens at the University of Georgia, it seems like the end of a marathon.
UGA President Jere W. Morehead and Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black talk with Lee Cromley at Cromley Farms in Brooklet, Georgia. CAES News
UGA President Jere W. Morehead and Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black talk with Lee Cromley at Cromley Farms in Brooklet, Georgia.
Farm Tour
University of Georgia President Jere W. Morehead and Agriculture Commissioner of Georgia Gary Black were part of an annual farm tour that visited southeast Georgia on Wednesday, Oct. 2 to learn about the diverse makeup of the state’s agricultural industry.
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.