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Corn and rye residue, part of a conservation tillage system on Barry Martin's farm in Hawkinsville, Georgia. CAES News
Corn and rye residue, part of a conservation tillage system on Barry Martin's farm in Hawkinsville, Georgia.
Conservation Tillage Conference
For decades, farmers who have embraced conservation production have seen increased soil health, reduced irrigation demands and lowered economic risk. For the past 17 years, Georgia farmers interested in adopting new conservation practices for their farms – including those looking to swap best practices with other conservation tillers – have gathered at Georgia’s annual Conservation Production Systems Training Conference.
A group of CAES graduate students are heading to Indiana July 18, 2016, to meet with potential employers. CAES News
A group of CAES graduate students are heading to Indiana July 18, 2016, to meet with potential employers.
Road Trip
Like many other young people, plant pathology graduate student Russell Ingram’s friends have an epic road trip planned for this summer. The difference is that instead of setting off for a music festival in the desert or visiting a beach, Ingram’s pals are hitting the road in search of jobs.
J. Scott Angle, dean and director, UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. CAES News
J. Scott Angle, dean and director, UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
Ag Honors
J. Scott Angle, former dean and director of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, received the Earl Douglas Harris Memorial AGHON Award from AGHON at UGA. Angle, who now serves as president and CEO of the International Fertilizer Development Center, is one of only a few to be given the award in the past 30 years.
CAES Alumni Association Award of Excellence winners Jimmy Forrest, left, and Bo Warren flank the 2015 CAES Alumni Association Young Alumni Award winners Megan Greene, Travis Moore and Carmen Byce. CAES News
CAES Alumni Association Award of Excellence winners Jimmy Forrest, left, and Bo Warren flank the 2015 CAES Alumni Association Young Alumni Award winners Megan Greene, Travis Moore and Carmen Byce.
Alumni Awards
Alumni of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences impact every sector of the agriculture and natural resource industries in Georgia and around the world.
Andrea Scarrow, UGA Extension Southwest District FACS program development coordinator, speaks during an Annie's Project Workshop held in Albany on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015. CAES News
Andrea Scarrow, UGA Extension Southwest District FACS program development coordinator, speaks during an Annie's Project Workshop held in Albany on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015.
Female farmers
Women own 13.6 percent of America’s active farms and their farms produce almost $13 billion worth of goods each year. Just like male farmers, they need access to business and technical information to help make their farms successful. But while many pride themselves on not needing a “women’s only” class on how to work the land or run a business, many other women simply feel more comfortable learning around other female farmers.
Brown patch disease in fescue. CAES News
Brown patch disease in fescue.
Lawn Soil Tests
In home lawns, a routine soil test will help reveal any underlying issues relating to soil nutrition or pH. This is often the first step to ruling out any problems like thin spots and dead patches.
Rye and clover grow side by side in a research plot on cover crops at the University of Georgia Mountain Research and Education Center in Blairsville. CAES News
Rye and clover grow side by side in a research plot on cover crops at the University of Georgia Mountain Research and Education Center in Blairsville.
No-Till Field Day
Large- and small-scale farmers can learn the latest information about no-till planting at the University of Georgia’s No-Till Field Day, slated for Oct. 23 at Buffalo Creek Straw & Seed Farm in Oglethorpe County.
A research plot of hairy vetch grows at the University of Georgia Central Research and Education Center in Eatonton, Ga. Hairy Vetch is a winter legume that can be used as a cover crop. It tolerates a wide variety of soils, but UGA Extension specialist Julia Gaskin says
Fall Covers Crops
Home gardeners who plan to give their garden spot a rest this fall can plant seeds now to help next summer’s garden. A University of Georgia expert says planting a cover crop during this fall will add precious soil organic matter and nutrients that will benefit garden soil later.
Earthworms burrow through a compost pile in Butts County, Ga. CAES News
Earthworms burrow through a compost pile in Butts County, Ga.
Compost Lessons
Learn the basics of composting on April 19 at Rock Eagle 4-H Center’s Saturday at the Rock event.
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Sumter Forest Study
Looking back, it's easy to see where farmers in the 1800s went wrong. Attempting to grow profits from a lush environment, landowners cleared entire forests in the South to make room for agricultural farmland. But primitive agricultural techniques scarred the landscape, and when the profits dried up, they abandoned the barren land. Now University of Georgia researchers want to understand the ongoing repercussions of a bygone era.