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UGA Cooperative Extension volunteers contribute thousands of hours of their time and effort to support youth, family and agricultural programming throughout the state every year. CAES News
UGA Cooperative Extension volunteers contribute thousands of hours of their time and effort to support youth, family and agricultural programming throughout the state every year.
UGA Extension celebrates Volunteer Appreciation Week
Even in the midst of a global pandemic, volunteers have continued to make a positive impact for Georgians of all ages. Throughout Volunteer Appreciation Week April 19 - 23, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension is honoring thousands of volunteers who have dedicated their time to facilitate 4-H, Master Gardener and Family and Consumer Sciences programming on the county, district and state levels.
Adam Belflower, a third-year agribusiness student from Cochran, Georgia, won the inaugural University of Georgia Young Farmers and Ranchers Discussion Meet's grand prize of $500 and will represent UGA at the state contest this summer. (Photo by Josh Paine) CAES News
Adam Belflower, a third-year agribusiness student from Cochran, Georgia, won the inaugural University of Georgia Young Farmers and Ranchers Discussion Meet's grand prize of $500 and will represent UGA at the state contest this summer. (Photo by Josh Paine)
UGA Young Farmers and Ranchers club hosts first discussion contest
Student clubs and activities are an active part of collegiate life, fostering networking and fun opportunities to engage in topic-based activities.
A free precision poultry farming conference will be held virtually on May 4, 2021, coordinated by Lilong Chai, an assistant professor and engineering specialist in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. CAES News
A free precision poultry farming conference will be held virtually on May 4, 2021, coordinated by Lilong Chai, an assistant professor and engineering specialist in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
UGA to hold precision poultry conference
The University of Georgia is hosting an inaugural Georgia Precision Poultry Farming Conference virtually on May 4, 2021.
A brood of decades-old 17-year cicadas that have been perfectly preserved. CAES News
A brood of decades-old 17-year cicadas that have been perfectly preserved.
Billions of periodical cicadas and their songs set to fill the spring air
It has been 17 years since a set of billions of periodical cicadas emerged from their underground chambers and filled the air with boisterous buzzing and desperate mating calls.
Three graduate students in the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) have been honored with an E. Broadus Browne Award for Outstanding Graduate Research: plant pathology student Shaun Stice took first place in the Ph.D. category; Sam McDonald, a plant breeding, genetics and genomics student placed second in the Ph.D category; and plant pathology student Caroline Burks received first place in the master’s category. CAES News
Three graduate students in the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) have been honored with an E. Broadus Browne Award for Outstanding Graduate Research: plant pathology student Shaun Stice took first place in the Ph.D. category; Sam McDonald, a plant breeding, genetics and genomics student placed second in the Ph.D category; and plant pathology student Caroline Burks received first place in the master’s category.
Graduate students honored with research awards
Three graduate students in the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences have been honored with an E. Broadus Browne Award for Outstanding Graduate Research.
UGA researchers have been looking for ways to reverse the decline of pollinator populations by examining centipedegrass as a food source for pollinators. CAES News
UGA researchers have been looking for ways to reverse the decline of pollinator populations by examining centipedegrass as a food source for pollinators.
Your lawn could help save the bees
Over the past few decades, pollinators have been in decline worldwide, which is concerning because 70% of crops used for human food depend on pollinators. Turfgrasses – used for most residential lawns – often take some of the blame for pollinator decline as they are known to be wind-pollinated and were thought not to serve as a pollinator food source, until now.
Qian Feng, a second-year doctoral candidate in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, has mapped additional genes responsible for volatile production in order to offer a more complete picture of the biochemical pathways in tomatoes. She hopes that other researchers can introduce the desirable genes into current or new varieties to breed a tastier  tomato. CAES News
Qian Feng, a second-year doctoral candidate in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, has mapped additional genes responsible for volatile production in order to offer a more complete picture of the biochemical pathways in tomatoes. She hopes that other researchers can introduce the desirable genes into current or new varieties to breed a tastier  tomato.
UGA student investigates why modern tomatoes have lost their flavor
Why have tomatoes lost their flavor? Why do some dishes call for ketchup when cooking with tomatoes? These are a couple of the questions that Qian Feng, a second-year University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences doctoral candidate, seeks to answer through her research.
The blue orchard mason bee or Osmia lignaria. (Photo: Scott Bauer, USDA Agriculture Research Service, Bugwood.org) CAES News
The blue orchard mason bee or Osmia lignaria. (Photo: Scott Bauer, USDA Agriculture Research Service, Bugwood.org)
Insecticide residue in the soil harms wild bees
New research funded by the Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program and conducted at the University of Georgia shows that imidacloprid residue harms wild bees.
Lohitash Karumbaiah at work in his lab. (Photo by Dorothy Kozlowski/UGA) CAES News
Lohitash Karumbaiah at work in his lab. (Photo by Dorothy Kozlowski/UGA)
‘Brain glue’ helps repair circuitry in severe TBI
At a cost of $38 billion a year, an estimated 5.3 million people are living with a permanent disability related to traumatic brain injury in the United States today, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The physical, mental and financial toll of a TBI can be enormous, but new research from the University of Georgia provides promise.