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Blubaugh Lab manager Katherine Hagan and master’s student Allison Stawara scout squash for various beneficial and pest insects as part of a living mulch study at the Durham Horticulture Research Farm in Watkinsville, Georgia. CAES News
Blubaugh Lab manager Katherine Hagan and master’s student Allison Stawara scout squash for various beneficial and pest insects as part of a living mulch study at the Durham Horticulture Research Farm in Watkinsville, Georgia.
Organic agriculture research gaining traction in Georgia
The hot, humid climate in the Southeast lends itself to nearly year-round insect, weed and disease pressure, and growing is especially tough if you’re an organic farmer.
Athens brewery Creature Comforts creates a saison beer that contains tulsi, also known as holy basil, a Southeast Asian herb grown at student-run farm UGArden. CAES News
Athens brewery Creature Comforts creates a saison beer that contains tulsi, also known as holy basil, a Southeast Asian herb grown at student-run farm UGArden.
UGA CAES serves as a source of local produce and goods
Athens, Georgia, is known for three things — University of Georgia football, music, and food. Food is as much a part of the Athenian identity as the Bulldogs. Every weekend, football or not, restaurants around Athens are filled with both locals and students enjoying the communal environment a good local dish or beverage can offer.
From left, AgGeorgia chief marketing officer Corey Cottle, poultry science department head Todd Applegate, CAES Dean Nick Place, AgGeorgia board member Bobby Miller, AgGeorgia board Chairman Dave Neff, AgGeorgia board Vice-chairman Jack Bentley and AgGeorgia CEO Rob Crain celebrate the lender's six-figure gift to the UGA Poultry Science Building Campaign. CAES News
From left, AgGeorgia chief marketing officer Corey Cottle, poultry science department head Todd Applegate, CAES Dean Nick Place, AgGeorgia board member Bobby Miller, AgGeorgia board Chairman Dave Neff, AgGeorgia board Vice-chairman Jack Bentley and AgGeorgia CEO Rob Crain celebrate the lender's six-figure gift to the UGA Poultry Science Building Campaign.
AgGeorgia Farm Credit makes six-figure gift to support new CAES poultry science building
With a $100,000 pledge to the new Poultry Science Building at the University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES), AgGeorgia Farm Credit is the first six-figure donor to a campaign that will accelerate research, scholarship and applied solutions for the largest sector of Georgia’s No. 1 industry.
At UGA’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, 2021 Borlaug Undergraduate Scholar Samantha Wegener discovered precision plant breeding — the combination of gene editing and engineering — which showed her a path to solving complicated issues to improve plant varieties. CAES News
At UGA’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, 2021 Borlaug Undergraduate Scholar Samantha Wegener discovered precision plant breeding — the combination of gene editing and engineering — which showed her a path to solving complicated issues to improve plant varieties.
UGA CAES student named 2021 Borlaug Undergraduate Scholar
Samantha Wegener enrolled at the University of Georgia’s Tifton campus after earning her associate’s degree in biology from the Technical College of the Lowcountry in Beaufort, South Carolina. It was during her last semester in Beaufort that Wegener was introduced to the world of plant breeding.
Upon joining UGA in 2013, Assistant Professor Jillian Bohlen sought to diversity the dairy cattle herd in the Department of Animal and Dairy Science at the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. CAES News
Upon joining UGA in 2013, Assistant Professor Jillian Bohlen sought to diversity the dairy cattle herd in the Department of Animal and Dairy Science at the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
UGA dairy scientist pairs exceptional cows with exceptional students
Jillian Fain Bohlen doesn’t try to hide her love for Jersey dairy cattle.
Cows photo by Andrew Tucker CAES News
Cows photo by Andrew Tucker
Harmful bacteria are hiding in livestock; traditional methods aren’t finding them
Growing resistance to our go-to antibiotics is one of the biggest threats the world faces. As common bacteria like strep and salmonella become resistant to medications, what used to be easily treatable infections can now pose difficult medical challenges.
Citizen scientists around the state can help keep track of pollinator health in Georgia by participating in the second Great Georgia Pollinator Census Aug. 21 and 22. CAES News
Citizen scientists around the state can help keep track of pollinator health in Georgia by participating in the second Great Georgia Pollinator Census Aug. 21 and 22.
Georgia citizens help collect pollinator data across state
Later this summer, Georgia residents will have the opportunity to help researchers find out what’s the buzz with insect pollinators in their state.
The black fly colony is based around aquatic rearing units converted from salt water aquariums. The units incorporate a “runway” that serves as an artificial stream and provides the surface where the black fly larvae attach, develop and pupate. CAES News
The black fly colony is based around aquatic rearing units converted from salt water aquariums. The units incorporate a “runway” that serves as an artificial stream and provides the surface where the black fly larvae attach, develop and pupate.
UGA Black Fly Research Center receives second year of funding from NIH
The University of Georgia Black Fly Research and Resource Center has been awarded a contract for a second year of funding with the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).
The first phase of the EXCITE initiative is to create a communications campaign using testimonial videos. In the videos, provided in both Spanish and English, community members offer firsthand accounts of why they got the vaccine to encourage others to get vaccinated. CAES News
The first phase of the EXCITE initiative is to create a communications campaign using testimonial videos. In the videos, provided in both Spanish and English, community members offer firsthand accounts of why they got the vaccine to encourage others to get vaccinated.
UGA Extension awarded grant to address vaccine education disparities in rural Georgia
The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted ordinary life for millions of people, and rural Georgia was hit especially hard. With hospitals overwhelmed with cases, residents of rural areas found it hard to access care or acquire materials such as face masks and disinfecting wipes.