Society’s Role in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Agriculture exists to serve the citizens in an economic and educational capacity while providing the sustainable food and fiber resources for their well-being. Research from CAES delves into the role the general public plays in impacting agriculture and how the public uses this research by examining the following areas:

  • Agricultural and Environmental Learning
  • Economics
  • Agricultural/Rural Technology
  • Public Perception
  • Communicating AES
  • Personal Health
  • Sustainable Food Systems
  • Agricultural Policy
  • Community Leadership Development
  • Institutional Evaluation
  • Agricultural/Rural Social Structure

Society's Role in AES Research News

UGA horticulture scientist Ye Juliet Chu is the latest peanut researcher in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences to produce three breeding lines from peanut’s wild relatives. (Submitted photo) CAES News
UGA researchers create disease-resistant hybrids from wild peanuts
Using proven production practices to fight disease in the field, Georgia farmers produce half the peanuts grown in the U.S. each year. Modern peanut varieties carry few genetic defenses against some of the more devastating diseases, so peanut farmers carefully consider when to plant, whether to irrigate and when to apply fungicide and insecticide to keep those diseases from infecting the plant.
UGA's College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences has a fall 2020 undergraduate enrollment of 1,456, and a graduate/professional student enrollment of 624, its highest graduate enrollment to date. CAES News
CAES launches entrepreneurial speaker series for students
On Jan. 19, the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Office of Research will launch a four-part virtual seminar series titled “Start, Sustain, Succeed!” covering topics in agriculture, food and sustainable entrepreneurship.
Examples of a living mulch (top) and cereal rye cover crop terminated prior to planting (bottom). CAES News
UGA researchers evaluate the benefits of cover crops, living mulches in Georgia cotton
For most row crop producers in Georgia, corn, cotton and peanut are planted in the spring and harvested in late fall. After harvest, the ground is left relatively bare, with the residue of the harvested crop the only organic material left on the ground. This is where cover crops come in.
Animal welfare is one of the top critical issues identified in a collaborative study for the ADS and ALEC departments