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To support efforts to isolate genes responsible for water intake, Aggrey and Rekaya have been awarded a grant through the U.S.-Egypt Science and Technology Joint Fund to pursue a project titled “Improving the Efficiency of Water Intake Utilization in Poultry.” CAES News
UGA researchers partner with Cairo University to address water scarcity in poultry production
With nearly 2.5 million employed in an industry that produces 1.1 billion broilers per year, Egypt’s poultry industry is booming. Because of its dry climate, however, the country’s production levels are heavily reliant on producers’ ability to use resources efficiently without compromising output.
Using hypothesis-driven data mining, a UGA research team led by Xiangyu Deng of UGA’s Center for Food Safety analyzed over 30,000 genomes of Salmonella Enteritidis obtained from global sources and the international trade of live poultry over five decades. CAES News
Evidence of study suggests source of pandemic foodborne illness
Researchers at the University of Georgia have provided multifaceted evidence to suggest the likely origins behind the global spread of Salmonella Enteritidis, which has caused recurring outbreaks of the foodborne pandemic linked to poultry products.
Do you want to have a great year at the University of Georgia? Eight UGA Amazing Students share their best advice for success on campus. CAES News
Eight student tips for success at UGA
Do you want to have a great year at the University of Georgia? Eight UGA Amazing Students share their best advice for success on campus.
CAES FFAR Fellow Shreena Pradhan and Sujan Paudel CAES News
CAES students chosen to research global challenge areas as FFAR Fellows
Two doctoral candidates in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at University of Georgia have been selected for the 2021 class of the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) Fellows program.
Like many other mosquito species, the larvae of Culex pipiens, commonly referred to as the common house mosquito, require certain vitamins to grow. These nutrients are extremely unstable in aquatic environments, and UGA researchers have found that gut microbes have to produce these components continuously in order for organisms like mosquito larvae to develop. CAES News
Key to controlling mosquitoes may reside in their gut microbiota
To most people, mosquitoes are a nuisance. To University of Georgia entomologist Michael Strand, learning about their development processes could lead to new approaches in mosquito control.
The Food Product Innovation and Commercialization Center, known as FoodPIC, at the University of Georgia campus in Griffin is a one-stop shop for food businesses looking to launch a product. Scientists here also look for ways to turn raw foods from Georgia into value-added products. Pictured are Kevin Mis Solval, assistant professor in the Food Science and Technology Department, and FoodPIC program manager Lauren Hatcher. (Photo: Ligaya Figueras/AJC) CAES News
UGA food scientists get creative with Georgia commodities
As farmers across the state swelter in the summer heat tending crops and livestock, food scientists inside a state-of-the-art 14,500-square-foot facility on the University of Georgia campus in Griffin are laboring over a different side of the agricultural equation: How can we get the biggest bang for the buck from Georgia’s food commodities?
Associate State 4-H Leader Melanie Biersmith, Associate Dean of Extension Laura Perry Johnson, Associate State 4-H Leader Sue Chapman, CAES Dean Nick Place, Sara Thompson, former State 4-H Leader Tom Rodgers, Diane Davies, State 4-H Leader Arch Smith and Georgia 4-H Foundation Executive Director Johnathon Barrett celebrate Davies' award at the Georgia 4-H Gala on August 14. CAES News
Davies receives Georgia 4-H Lifetime Achievement Award
Diane Davies, retired University of Georgia Cooperative Extension 4-H specialist and senior public service associate, received the Georgia 4-H Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2021 Georgia 4-H Gala on August 14.
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Traditional fall welcome event returns to CAES Livestock Arena
As University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences students return to campus this month, the fall tradition of AgDawg Kickoff will again welcome them with free t-shirts and dinner from a selection of food trucks at the UGA CAES Livestock Instructional Arena at 6 p.m. August 25.
The UGA cotton research team identified 24 Georgia counties where the presence of cotton leafroll dwarf virus (CLRDV) has been confirmed from commercial fields and UGA research farms during 2018-2019. CAES News
UGA researchers target new virus threatening cotton crops
While aphids aren’t a direct threat to cotton plants, they can carry a persistent virus that is difficult to control and can cause significant losses in one of Georgia’s most important crops.