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A new $1.5 million grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will help UGA scientists delve into the dynamics of coastal Georgia wetlands, researching how collapsing marshes can affect property values and storm resiliency in coastal communities. CAES News
A balancing act: Project travels up estuaries to find tipping points
The forces at work in a marsh require a delicate balancing act. Rising and falling tidewaters keep clumps of Spartina grasses from growing too dense. But too much water makes it difficult for them to survive. Tip this balance too far in either direction and the marsh ecosystem collapses, resulting in a population of different plants — or no plants at all.
“To my knowledge, this is the all-time highest funding amount the UGA IPM program has received, which is incredible because this is a highly competitive national grant,” said Ash Sial, coordinator of UGA's integrated pest management program. CAES News
UGA IPM Program ranked outstanding, receives maximum funding
An impressive team of University of Georgia researchers has received $765,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture Crop Protection and Pest Management Program to support the continuation of integrated pest management (IPM) programming throughout the state over the next three years.
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HFIM scholarship honoring industry leader will carry on his professional legacy
A scholarship honoring University of Georgia alumnus Stephen “Steve” Morse will be the first designated for students in the Hospitality and Food Industry Management program in the University of Georgia's College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
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Pigskin and peaches: Rivals have common goal
Georgia and South Carolina share a border, a passion for football and pride in their peaches. With the University of Georgia and Clemson University campuses separated by a mere 70 miles, the Bulldogs and Tigers began fighting it out on the football field in 1897, with the teams set to meet for the 65th time on Sept. 4. As pitched as the battle is on the football field, there’s an even deeper rivalry between the two states when it comes to their peaches.
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UGA works with APLU to support diverse STEM leadership
The Aspire Alliance’s Institutional Change Initiative (IChange) has selected 27 college and university faculty and administrators for the third cohort of fellows for the IAspire Leadership Academy. The program aims to create not only individual, but institutional change by supporting these individuals and giving them a support network.
Sarah Cook, who earned her master’s degree in Agricultural Leadership in 2014, is serving as president of the CAES Alumni Association for the 2021-22 term. CAES News
Sarah Cook installed as president of the CAES Alumni Association
After earning her undergraduate degree in regional economic development, Sarah Cook joined the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Center of Innovation for Agribusiness on the University of Georgia Tifton campus. It was there that she fully grasped the importance of Georgia’s No. 1 industry.
Skipping meals, especially breakfast, can lead to the inability to focus in class, headache or fatigue, and possibly overeating once they make it to a meal or snack. CAES News
Healthy eating habits, routines essential for student success
We’ve all heard it before, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” But what really happens when students skip meals?
Plant pathology graduate student Makayla Mitchell has received faculty support in UGA's Department of Plant Pathology to create a research project that aligned with her interests. CAES News
Research and Extension Experiences for Undergraduates program offers mentorship in the lab
As a plant science and biotechnology major at Fort Valley State University, Makayla Mitchell knew she wanted to get research experience outside of her home institution. She found that opportunity in the Research and Extension Experiences for Undergraduates (REEU) program in Crop Genetics and Genomics at CAES.
UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Dean Nick Place participated in the Great Georgia Pollinator Census while visiting the Georgia Mountain Research and Education Center. CAES News
All the buzz on the third annual Great Georgia Pollinator Census
Thousands of Georgians came together on August 20 and 21 to count pollinator insects in their local gardens for the third annual Great Georgia Pollinator Census.