Environmental Resource Management

In order to create a more sustainable food supply and brighter future, it is our responsibility to be innovators in managing environmental resources. CAES researchers are exploring environmental solutions in the following subject areas:

  • Water Management
  • Soil Sciences
  • Farm & Land Management
  • Climate Studies

Environmental Resource Management Research News

On a seven-acre research site in Plains, Georgia, where former President Jimmy Carter’s family used to grow peanuts and soybeans now sits a solar farm of more than 3,800 panels. UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences researchers are testing wildflowers like red clover (pictured) planted among the panels to measure habitat success over several seasons. CAES News
UGA experts work to protect biodiversity on Jimmy Carter's solar farm
As solar farms pop up across the U.S., researchers at the University of Georgia are working to improve the biodiversity on solar sites as part of a larger, multidisciplinary research program designed to support both sustainable energy and ecosystem health.
Using added inorganic fertilizer may not be worth the financial risk for smallholder maize farmers on rain-fed farms in sub-Saharan Africa, such as this small maize farm in Tanzania. CAES News
Fertilizer is no silver bullet for farmers in sub-Saharan Africa
Using fertilizer to increase crop yields in sub-Saharan Africa may seem like a logical choice, but farmers in rain-fed areas must also weigh the potential for low rainfall or excess heat during the growing season.
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UGA-hosted conference explores the link between agriculture and access
On the green roof garden of the University of Georgia Geography-Geology Building, Amy Sidran harvested kale and kohlrabi, scattered cover crop seeds and peppered green roof manager and graduate student Andrew MacElroy with questions about the uses of the space and how it is integrated with learning.
Pam Knox at UGA weather station