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Mistletoe's history as a symbol of fertility and love goes back thousands of years, well beyond today’s interpretation as Christmas décor, but when you get down to it, mistletoe is a parasite. CAES News
Don’t get caught under too much mistletoe
While a sprig of mistletoe hung from the ceiling for sweethearts to kiss under is a sweet tradition, too much mistletoe hanging from your trees can lead to trouble later. Its history as a symbol of fertility and love goes back thousands of years, well beyond today’s interpretation as holiday decor, but when you get down to it, mistletoe is a parasite.
The Luther and Susie Harrison Foundation has pledged $3 million in support of the Poultry Science Building project at the University of Georgia. The pledge — the largest single gift to the building to date — will fund the lobby of the Poultry Science Building. CAES News
$3M pledged for UGA Poultry Science Building
The Luther and Susie Harrison Foundation has pledged $3 million in support of the Poultry Science Building project at the University of Georgia. The pledge — the largest single gift to the building to date — will fund the lobby of the Poultry Science Building.
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Field to jar: Breeding the best peanut
Whether they show up whole in a candy bar, are transformed into a sandwich spread or lend earthy notes to a spicy curry, peanuts are an important part of foodways in the U.S. and of cuisines from around the world. Georgia is the No. 1 peanut-producing state in the U.S., growing approximately 52% of the peanuts produced in the country in 2021, mostly in the state’s sandy Coastal Plain region.
Lexi Pritchard (left) receives her top award from a member of the Poultry Science Association. (Photo by Josie Smith) CAES News
Oconee County 4-H’er wins national 4-H poultry judging contest
Lexi Pritchard, a 12th grade 4-H’er from Oconee County, won first place individual at the National Poultry Judging Contest in Louisville, Kentucky, held Nov. 15-16 as part of the National 4-H Poultry and Egg Conference. Pritchard scored 1350 points out of a possible 1500 and received top honors as an individual competitor.
Lead researcher Peter Chiarelli aims to make jellyfish products “a household name,” with an abundance of cannonball jellyfish off the Georgia coast and a variety of potential uses for jellyfish collagen. CAES News
UGA researchers develop market for jellyfish proteins in Georgia
The protein collagen can be extracted from cannonball jellyfish and used in dietary supplements and other areas, creating a U.S. market for jellyfish, according to a study led by researchers at the University of Georgia.
Infused cooking oils have a great aesthetic appearance, provide an enhanced flavor profile, and can make a special homemade gift. However, if not done properly, homemade food gifts may cause serious illness and potential death. CAES News
‘Tis the season! How to safely infuse oil for homemade gifts
The holiday season is here, and homemade gifts are part of the culture of many families around the world. Infused cooking oils have a great aesthetic appearance, provide an enhanced flavor profile, and can make a special homemade gift. However, if not done properly, homemade food gifts like infused oil may cause serious illness and potential death.
Horticulture Assistant Professor Kate Cassity-Duffey specializes in organic production. (Submitted photo) CAES News
UGA study aims to help farmers transitioning to organic production
As demand for organic food continues to rise, organic agriculture has attracted both longtime producers and new farmers into the industry. University of Georgia researchers are working on a new study meant to develop best practices for transitioning farmers starting out with land that has been used for grazing or has lain fallow.
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CAES businesses honored among 2023 Bulldog 100
Two University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences alumni businesses were included in the 2023 Bulldog 100, a list that celebrates the 100 fastest-growing organizations owned or operated by UGA alumni. Those selected by the UGA Alumni Association for the annual list embody the best of UGA as they are leading the way in business and building better communities.
Members of Well Connected Communities work together to improve health in their communities. CAES News
UGA Extension builds local coalitions through Well Connected Communities
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agents throughout the state have been hard at work improving health in their communities through the Well Connected Communities program. A nationwide initiative developed by the Cooperative Extension System and the National 4-H Council, Well Connected Communities is designed to identify and address systemic health inequities at the local level.