Menu

Featured Stories

News

UGA Extension peanut entomologist Mark Abney does a demonstration on insect scouting. CAES News
UGA Extension to host insect scouting schools in June
Two insect scouting schools, hosted by University of Georgia Cooperative Extension in June, will introduce new scouts to insect monitoring and serve as a review for experienced scouts and farmers.
Peanuts seedlings part of UGA research. CAES News
Soil temperature is key to planting peanuts
Now is the peak time to plant peanuts in Georgia, according to Cristiane Pilon, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension peanut physiologist.
Students can study at the UGA Tifton campus in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. CAES News
Double Dawgs program a recruiting tool for UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
The University of Georgia’s Double Dawgs program is a significant recruiting tool for the university’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES), according to Breanna Coursey, CAES director of student and employer engagement.
Rita and Mike Williams's four children holding flowers at their cut flower farm, WilMor Farms, in Candler County, Georgia. CAES News
Farm-to-vase flowers making a splash in Georgia this Mother's Day
Harvesting cut flowers from your own garden can be a rewarding, cost-effective way to treat your mom for Mother’s Day. But don’t worry if you don’t have your own flowers to cut.
University of Georgia alumni Thomas Jackson “Jack” Ratcliffe,Jr, served as a University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agent in Lanier County, Georgia and went on to work at the Georgia Department of Entomology, which has since merged with the Georgia Department of Agriculture.
Ratcliffe's sons established the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences's Ratcliffe Scholars Program to help fund experiential education opportunities for CAES students. CAES News
UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences selects Ratcliffe Scholars
Four University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) students will expand their education beyond the university’s Athens campus thanks to the legacy of one pioneering agricultural scientist, Thomas Jackson “Jack” Ratcliffe Jr.
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension experts say removing your shoes before going indoors can reduce the amount of pollen you track into your home. Other ways to reduce the amount of pollen indoors include wiping your pets' paws before allowing them to come inside and cleaning floors and surfaces often. CAES News
Fighting pollen? Fight smarter with these pollen-busting tips from UGA Cooperative Extension
Are your sinuses clogged? Do you feel like you are walking in a sea of yellow dust? Have you washed your car three times this week? Welcome to pollen season in Georgia.
Wayne Parrott, a professor in the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, is one of the world's leading authorities on soybean genomics and enabling technologies for the improvement of crop plants. CAES News
UGA scientist Wayne Parrott named Distinguished Research Professor
The University of Georgia Research Foundation has named Wayne Parrott, UGA professor of crop and soil sciences, a Distinguished Research Professor. The award recognizes contributions to knowledge and work that promises to foster continued creativity. Parrott specializes in plant genetics and is one of the world’s leading authorities on soybean genomics and technologies that allow for the improvement of crop plants.
Lettuce, a high-value cash crop, was among the highest yielding crops in a University of Georgia organic trial incorporating cover crops into a high-intensive crop rotation model at a UGA farm in Watkinsville, GA. The crop yielded a net return of over $9,000 per acre over the three-year study period. CAES News
Wash fresh produce, including lettuce and greens, under running water
An outbreak of E. coli linked to romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Arizona, has been linked to one death, 52 hospitalizations and 121 case reports in 25 states across the U.S. Judy Harrison, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension food safety specialist, says washing produce won’t guarantee it’s free of pathogens, but it will help.
Cotton plants blown over from Tropical Storm Irma's winds on the UGA Tifton campus. CAES News
Georgia cotton producers hope to rebound from 2017
Researchers project that Georgia’s cotton farmers will plant more than 1.45 million acres this year, an increase from 1.28 million acres in 2017, according to Jared Whitaker, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension cotton agronomist.

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