Becky Griffin, UGA Extension community and school garden coordinator, speaks to a group of teachers at a school garden curriculum training at UGArden in Athens, Georgia. CAES News
Becky Griffin, UGA Extension community and school garden coordinator, speaks to a group of teachers at a school garden curriculum training at UGArden in Athens, Georgia.
UGA Cooperative Extension focusing efforts on Georgia's community and school gardens
A recent survey found there were more than 360 community and school gardens across the state. With that many Georgians gardening, there are bound to be questions about picking the right crops, identifying insects and improving garden soil. To that end, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension is expanding its already existing community and school garden outreach efforts.
Representing a broad cross section of corporations, businesses and organizations throughout Georgia, 25 professionals have been chosen to participate in the Advancing Georgia's Leaders in Agriculture and Forestry (AGL) 2015-2017 class. CAES News
Representing a broad cross section of corporations, businesses and organizations throughout Georgia, 25 professionals have been chosen to participate in the Advancing Georgia's Leaders in Agriculture and Forestry (AGL) 2015-2017 class.
UGA's Advancing Georgia's Leaders in Agriculture and Forestry program announces 2015-2017 participants
Representing a broad cross section of corporations, businesses and organizations throughout Georgia, 25 professionals have been chosen to participate in the Advancing Georgia’s Leaders in Agriculture and Forestry (AGL) 2015-2017 class.
A cowpea curculio on Southern pea. CAES News
A cowpea curculio on Southern pea.
UGA entomologist, graduate student searching for ways to control cowpea curculio
Southerners love crowder, purple hull and black-eyed peas; so do cowpea curculios, a weevil that feeds on Southern peas. University of Georgia researchers in Tifton are working to eliminate this pest, which causes substantial yield losses to Southern peas grown in south Georgia.
Palmer amaranth can reach heights of up to 7-10 feet. UGA Extension weed specialist Eric Prostko encourages farmers to continue to control Palmer amaranth even after their corn is harvested. CAES News
Palmer amaranth can reach heights of up to 7-10 feet. UGA Extension weed specialist Eric Prostko encourages farmers to continue to control Palmer amaranth even after their corn is harvested.
UGA professor says rotation of different pesticide chemistries key to preventing weed resistance
A University of Georgia professor is advocating that farmers rotate the pesticides they apply to cotton crops in order to prevent another outbreak of the herbicide-resistant weed, Palmer amaranth.
Pictured is George Vellidis in one of his introductory precision ag classes from previous years on the UGA Tifton Campus. CAES News
Pictured is George Vellidis in one of his introductory precision ag classes from previous years on the UGA Tifton Campus.
UGA CAES to offer advanced agriscience and environmental systems courses
The addition of specialized agriscience and environmental systems courses — precision agriculture, sustainable agriculture and plant breeding/genetics — is expected to bolster already strong academic programs at the University of Georgia Athens and Tifton campuses.
Camden Lowrance, right, is pictured with his father during Lowrence's visit to Greece. CAES News
Camden Lowrance, right, is pictured with his father during Lowrence's visit to Greece.
UGA Tifton grad student recounts experience of studying overseas
Studying overseas was an eye-opening experience for University of Georgia graduate student Camden Lowrance. Six months in Greece allowed Lowrance to work on his master’s thesis and to prove that he could more than survive — he could excel at his work — in a foreign country.