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Three generations of the UGA Teaching Dairy Jersey herd — grandmother Hershel, granddaughter Mary Ethel and mother Brooks — dine together at the dairy. 
Mary Ethel, who was born in May 2018, was dubbed Mary Ethel Creswell in honor of the first female graduate of UGA. CAES News
UGA Jersey calf named for UGA's first female graduate and founder of UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences
First there was Herschel, then Brooks, and now there is Mary Ethel.
Two additional solar panels have been installed at the Future Farmstead this year as part of a project by Eagle Scout Bailey Veeder. The home is a water- and energy-efficient research home on the University of Georgia Tifton campus. CAES News
Eagle Scout project increases energy production at UGA net zero research home
This year, two additional solar panels were installed at the Future Farmstead, a water- and energy-efficient research home on the University of Georgia Tifton campus, as part of a project by Eagle Scout Bailey Veeder of Athens, Georgia.
Steaks on the grill. CAES News
Fourth of July cookouts are perfect for friends, families, festivities and food safety
Bacteria love warm environments as much as you enjoy the warm outdoors, and they can turn your perfect holiday weekend cookout into a health nightmare. Food safety is as important when grilling and serving food outdoors as it is in the kitchen because improperly handled food can make you sick.
Both species of skunks found in Georgia are quite beautiful, but they are often viewed negatively due to the pungent, musky odor they can emit. This odor lingers for days and can become nauseating for some people. They also dig up lawns in search of insects and grubworms and raid backyard poultry pens and eat eggs and birds; eat garden vegetables; and damage beehives. CAES News
Keep skunks away by controlling mice and rats
It's the time of year when females skunks give birth. The two skunk species found in Georgia are striped skunks (polecats) and eastern spotted skunks (civet cats).
Beekeeper and bees at the UGA Bee Laboratory on the university's Horticulture Research Farm in Watkinsville, Georgia. CAES News
Pollinator power: The biology of the honeybee
There are many bee look-alikes in the insect world. One way to distinguish a bee from other insects is to learn some bee biology.
Alex Csinos, Professor Emeritus in Plant Pathology, talks about tobacco during the Tobacco Tour at UGA-Tifton on June 13, 2018. CAES News
Georgia's tobacco crop hurt by excessive rainfall in May
Excessive rainfall in May reduced the potential yield of Georgia’s tobacco crop by as much as 15 percent, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension tobacco agronomist J. Michael Moore.
Data collected by remote moisture sensors, drone-mounted cameras and automated weather stations are changing will fuel the next agricultural revolution. University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will launch a new, interdisciplinary graduate Certificate in Agricultural Data Science this fall. CAES News
CAES launches interdisciplinary Certificate in Agricultural Data Science
From remote moisture sensors that produce a real-time feed of soil conditions to drones that use optical data to spot plant disease, the next green revolution will be fueled by new streams of data.
Pam Knox, newly named interim director of the University of Georgia Automated Environmental Monitoring Network, checks the data logger at the weather station on the Durham Horticulture Farm in Watkinsville, Georgia. CAES News
Pam Knox named interim director of UGA weather network
University of Georgia agricultural climatologist Pam Knox has been named interim director of UGA’s network of 86 weather stations across Georgia.
A cold slice of Georgia-grown watermelon is a natural snack for a hot summer day. University of Georgia food safety specialists say that once a melon is cut, either serve or refrigerate it immediately. The juicy surfaces of cut melons are great places for bacteria to multiply if conditions are warm. CAES News
UGA Extension expert shares tips for serving fresh melons at home
Watermelon, cantaloupe and other melons should be thoroughly cleaned and refrigerated after they are cut, says University of Georgia Cooperative Extension foods specialist.

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