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Cool spring temperatures have increased the incidence of the Asian Bush Mosquito, Aedes japonicus, which thrives in cool temperatures, however the species is not typically an aggressive of a biter, so its populations are not as noticeable. CAES News
Mosquito Control
Whether it was Punxsutawney Phil or the Old Farmer’s Almanac, somebody got it right because, after a relatively mild winter, it’s been a cool spring across the Southeast. Even as summer approaches, these cool temperatures have provided some relief on both the air conditioning bill and the mosquito front.
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Freshwater Ecology
Of all the elements that make a stream community, there is one, besides the water, that is particularly crucial to the health of the ecosystem. It’s the bugs. Tiny but mighty, aquatic insects are responsible for many vital ecosystem processes that support fish, birds and humans.
CAES professor Glen Rains holds the control panel to the “Little Red Rover.” The rover is a multipurpose robotic tool that can be used for planting, weed and pest management, and more. The robotic arm’s prototype camera is monitoring a small cotton plant. (Katie Walker) CAES News
4D Farm
Researchers at the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences have been awarded nearly $4 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to develop a climate-smart “4-D Farm.”
The University of Georgia’s Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases (CTEGD) is a world-class powerhouse of multidisciplinary malaria research. One of the world’s deadliest diseases, malaria affects millions each year with extreme illness. The work of CTEGD seeks to identify building blocks, like the parasite Plasmodium, and how new treatments can better combat the disease. CAES News
Malaria
Each year, millions of people are infected by Plasmodium and exposed to an even more debilitating — and often deadly — disease: malaria. Malaria is one of the deadliest diseases known to man. More than half the world’s population is at risk of contracting the disease, and those who develop relapsing infections suffer a host of associated costs.
Georgia’s life sciences community celebrates outstanding accomplishments of individuals, companies and organizations each year at Georgia Bio’s Golden Helix Awards. This year, two University of Georgia affiliates—Georgia CTSA and Dalan Animal Health—will be honored for their impacts in innovation and entrepreneurship. CAES News
Georgia Bio Awards
Georgia’s life sciences community celebrates outstanding accomplishments of individuals, companies and organizations each year at Georgia Bio’s Golden Helix Awards. This year, two University of Georgia affiliates — Georgia CTSA and Dalan Animal Health — were honored for their impacts in innovation and entrepreneurship.
(L to R)Dan Suiter, Orkin Professor of Urban Entomology and UGA Extension; entomologist Freeman Elliott, recently retired Orkin president and member of the CAES Advisory Council; Nick Place, CAES dean and director; Kris Braman, head of CAES Department of Entomology. (Photo by Lavi Astacio) CAES News
Orkin Partnership
Dan Suiter, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension entomologist and well-known expert in addressing the needs of pest control operators, has been named the Orkin Professor of Urban Entomology at UGA. Orkin, an industry leader in pest control services and protection, has created the endowment to help strengthen the entomology program in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
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Faculty Award Winner
Kevin Vogel, an assistant professor in the Department of Entomology at the University of Georgia, has received a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program award from the National Science Foundation. Supported by the more than $1 million CAREER grant, Vogel and his team will spend the next five years building upon the still-limited body of research regarding the symbiotic relationship between kissing bugs and a highly specified bacterium that resides in their gut.
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Organic Production
What began as a grassroots growers cooperative in the 1970s has become one of the Southeast’s most prestigious, member-supported nonprofit farming organizations. Having just wrapped up its 25th annual conference in Perry, Georgia, the organization continues its long-standing partnership with the University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and UGA Cooperative Extension.
The University of Georgia's Office of Global Engagement building on Lumpkin Street. (UGA photo) CAES News
International Fulbright Visiting Scholars
Each semester, the University of Georgia welcomes scholars from across the globe to promote collaborative research. The Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program awards merit-based grants to international academics who seek to further their education and participate in research projects at American universities. More than 800 international scholars come to universities in the U.S. annually, with visits ranging from three months to one year.
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Soldier of the Sea
“If you ever need someone to help with bartending at the pub, just give me a call and I’d be happy to come over one night and help out.” This was the parting offer from a local landscaper to the owners of Soldier of the Sea Distillery, Mark Davis and Jennifer Berry, at the close of a discussion about future plans for a patio and outdoor space at their newly opened distillery in Comer, Georgia.