Menu

Featured Stories

News

Cassie Powell, who transferred to the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences this fall, is participating in the CAES Food Animal Veterinary Incentive Program. CAES News
UGA transfer student finds her path to vet school through the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
From farmhand to future veterinarian student, Cassie Powell has dreamed of working with animals for a long time.
Unlike bagged manure, CAES News
Baking up a better soil makes for a successful garden
Soil tests, provided by University of Georgia Cooperative Extension, give gardeners the recipes for successful gardens. Soil amendments, like river sand, mushroom compost, horse manure, coffee grounds, chicken litter and wood ash, can give the soil a much-needed nutrient boost.
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Turfgrass Specialist Clint Waltz is currently using an “automower” on the lawn just outside the new UGA Turfgrass Research Facility on the UGA Griffin campus. The Husqvarna mower is on loan from Georgia sod producer Super-Sod, so Waltz can observe and evaluate the concept of “continual” mowing. CAES News
Battery-operated mower takes away labor, adds 'cool factor' to lawn mowing
If you dread mowing the lawn, a new battery-operated mower, much like the popular Rumba vacuum cleaner, may be the product of your dreams. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Turfgrass Specialist Clint Waltz is reviewing it.
Peggy Ozias-Akins on the UGA Tifton Campus. CAES News
UGA's Ozias-Akins is a difference maker in peanut research
With a passion for botany and a thirst for knowledge, University of Georgia scientist Peggy Ozias-Akins has established herself as one of the top molecular geneticists in the country.
Adding flowering plants isn't the only way to add fragrance to landscapes. Trees, like this Chionanthus virginicus (white fringetree or grancy graybeard), can also provide beautiful and fragrant flowers. CAES News
Fragrant plants can be pleasant to your sense of smell and attract pollinators
Planting a fragrant garden can be pleasant to your sense of smell and attract insects, bats, and hummingbird pollinators. Fragrance strength and quality can be affected by environmental factors such as humidity, soil moisture and nutrients.
Native azaleas typically have tubular flowers with long stamens that extend beyond their petals. University of Georgia scientist Carol Robacker is studying many of the native azaleas that grow in the Piedmont region to determine which ones are adapted to Georgia. CAES News
Successfully transplanting landscape plants takes forethought, preparation
Fall and early winter are the best time to relocate large trees and shrubs. Moving established plants from one location to another can change your landscape without costing you money.
Collards are a true Southern favorite and in they grow well in Georgia fall vegetable gardens. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension experts recommend planting Collard 'Blue Max', 'Georgia Southern' or 'Hevi-Crop,' all varieties shown to perform well in Georgia. CAES News
Leafy vegetables thrive in Georgia fall gardens
Some fall vegetables are best purchased as transplants. These include broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage and cauliflower. Vegetables that can be planted as seeds include beets, bunching onions, carrots, collards, kale, lettuce, mustard, radishes, spinach, Swiss chard and turnips.
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension experts say before planting seeds or transplants, first have your soil tested. After adding the recommended nutrients, then select plant varieties that are known to perform well in Georgia. CAES News
Fall gardens need sun, good soil, Georgia-friendly plants
Before planting a fall garden, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension specialists say select a spot that gets a lot of sun, have your soil tested and plant Georgia-friendly varieties.
“Rural Stress: Promising Practices and Future Directions,” an interdisciplinary roundtable on the challenges facing rural America, will be held in Atlanta Dec. 10-11, 2018, at the Crowne Plaza Atlanta-Airport. CAES News
University of Georgia convenes rural stress roundtable to lay the groundwork for a healthier rural America
The challenges facing rural America today are diverse, and the answers to rural issues won’t come from a single expert or institution.

About the Newswire

Formerly referred to as FACES, our media newswire continues to feature stories from the CAES news team relating to family, agricultural, consumer and environmental sciences, as well as UGA Extension news.

Media Contacts

Sharon Dowdy Public Relations Coordinator
Merritt Melancon Public Relations Coordinator
J. Faith Peppers Director of Public Affairs
Clint Thompson Public Relations Coordinator