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Andrew Crain, director of experiential professional development with the UGA Graduate School (far left), and Ron Walcott, associate dean of the UGA Graduate School, (far right), led UGA graduate students on an industry tour in St. Louis, Missouri, as part of UGA's annual Crop Protection Tour. CAES News
Andrew Crain, director of experiential professional development with the UGA Graduate School (far left), and Ron Walcott, associate dean of the UGA Graduate School, (far right), led UGA graduate students on an industry tour in St. Louis, Missouri, as part of UGA's annual Crop Protection Tour.
Graduate students in crop science fields visit leading plant science research sites in St. Louis
This summer a group of nine graduate students in the University of Georgia’s crop science disciplines embarked on a two-day site visit to corporate and nonprofit agricultural research centers in St. Louis, Missouri. 
An increase in illnesses that trace back to wheat products has prompted scientists in the UGA Center for Food Safety to search for ways to eliminate pathogens in raw wheat without affecting the quality or taste of the staple food. In wheat-related cases, cookie dough, cake batter and raw wheat flour are common carriers of foodborne pathogens. CAES News
An increase in illnesses that trace back to wheat products has prompted scientists in the UGA Center for Food Safety to search for ways to eliminate pathogens in raw wheat without affecting the quality or taste of the staple food. In wheat-related cases, cookie dough, cake batter and raw wheat flour are common carriers of foodborne pathogens.
Scientists at UGA search for ways to control pathogens on wheat berries
Consumers have long been warned against the hazards of eating raw cookie dough. As more cases of foodborne illness are linked to contaminated wheat flour, University of Georgia food safety experts are touting the risk in a louder, more forceful voice, while searching for ways to eliminate foodborne pathogens on wheat products.
Field days like this one “serve as a direct conduit between growers, agents and scientists,” says Mark McCann, assistant dean for UGA Cooperative Extension. Field days also allow UGA specialists to share their research and farmers to gain knowledge, all with the benefit of improving Georgia agriculture. CAES News
Field days like this one “serve as a direct conduit between growers, agents and scientists,” says Mark McCann, assistant dean for UGA Cooperative Extension. Field days also allow UGA specialists to share their research and farmers to gain knowledge, all with the benefit of improving Georgia agriculture.
Midville field day set for August 14
The University of Georgia Southeast Georgia Research and Education Center (SREC) in Midville, Georgia, will host its annual field day on Wednesday, Aug. 14.
Hurricane Michael's strong winds uprooted pecan trees in Tift County. CAES News
Hurricane Michael's strong winds uprooted pecan trees in Tift County.
UGA Extension pecan specialist cautions growers about dieback of pecan branches
Nearly a year after thousands of trees were destroyed by Hurricane Michael, Georgia pecan producers are reporting the dieback of pecan branches and leaf burning in trees that survived the October 2018 storm, according to Lenny Wells, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension pecan specialist.
UGA peanut researchers Soraya and David Bertioli were honored at the meeting of the American Peanut Research and Education Society with the American Peanut Council Peanut Research and Education Award. CAES News
UGA peanut researchers Soraya and David Bertioli were honored at the meeting of the American Peanut Research and Education Society with the American Peanut Council Peanut Research and Education Award.
UGA peanut researchers win accolades for international impact
Peanut researchers from the University of Georgia met with hundreds of peanut scientists from around the world earlier this week to discuss the international impact of peanut research and to recognize top researchers.
More than 60 students gained research experience during the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Young Scholars Program. CAES News
More than 60 students gained research experience during the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Young Scholars Program.
UGA CAES trains young scientists through 2019 Young Scholars summer research program
From using drones to study the health of golf course turf to helping pinpoint disease resistance in wheat DNA, one group of student scientists at the University of Georgia used their summer break to prove that you don’t have to be an adult to produce serious science.
Georgia students at the annual banquet honoring 4-H'ers. CAES News
Georgia students at the annual banquet honoring 4-H'ers.
Georgia 4-H honors statewide youth winners in Atlanta
For 76 years, high school-aged Georgia 4-H’ers from across the state have gathered in the state capitol for state competition and recognition events. This year, the Georgia 4-H State Congress will be held July 23-26, at the Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia in Atlanta, Georgia.
July is Smart Irrigation Month. It's a good time to check home irrigation systems and develop more efficient irrigation habits. CAES News
July is Smart Irrigation Month. It's a good time to check home irrigation systems and develop more efficient irrigation habits.
Celebrate Smart Irrigation Month in the home landscape
Landscape irrigation can be tricky, especially in the summer. During the month of July — Smart Irrigation Month — University of Georgia experts have advice on how to use irrigation as efficiently as possible.
UGA weed scientist Stanley Culpepper speaks during the Sunbelt Field Day in 2015. He is among the scheduled presenters during this year's field day on July 25, 2019. CAES News
UGA weed scientist Stanley Culpepper speaks during the Sunbelt Field Day in 2015. He is among the scheduled presenters during this year's field day on July 25, 2019.
Annual field day to feature UGA research
Georgia farmers can learn about agricultural research while interacting with University of Georgia scientists during the annual Sunbelt Field Day in Moultrie, Georgia, on Thursday, July 25.

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