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Cotton on the UGA Tifton campus in this 2013 file photo. CAES News
Cotton on the UGA Tifton campus in this 2013 file photo.
EPA approves new registrations for herbicides important to cotton, soybean producers
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved new five-year registrations for two dicamba products and extended the registration of an additional dicamba product for use on dicamba-tolerant cotton and soybeans in a decision estimated to save growers and producers of the products millions of dollars in lost revenue.
Erica Head, a student in the Organic Horticulture Entrepreneurship class and student assistant herb manager at UGArden, sells teas from herbs she's grown and processed at a weekly student farmers market. CAES News
Erica Head, a student in the Organic Horticulture Entrepreneurship class and student assistant herb manager at UGArden, sells teas from herbs she's grown and processed at a weekly student farmers market.
Horticulture students cultivate organic crops and an entrepreneurial spirit
Balancing academic coursework with a job is a challenge many University of Georgia students face, but for students in the new Organic Horticulture Entrepreneurship class, their classwork is both academic and economic.
Jen and Warren Simmons won first prize with their Cheddar Rounds in this year's Flavor of Georgia contest. (Submitted photo) CAES News
Jen and Warren Simmons won first prize with their Cheddar Rounds in this year's Flavor of Georgia contest. (Submitted photo)
Flavor of Georgia grand prize goes to Charleston and Church Cheddar Rounds
Charleston and Church of Atlanta won the grand prize in the University of Georgia’s 2020 Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest for its savory Cheddar Rounds snacks.
Mohamed Mergoum, the Georgia Seed Development-UGA Foundation Professor in Wheat Breeding and Genetics at the Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics, examines wheat seedlings in the greenhouse at the UGA Griffin campus. CAES News
Mohamed Mergoum, the Georgia Seed Development-UGA Foundation Professor in Wheat Breeding and Genetics at the Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics, examines wheat seedlings in the greenhouse at the UGA Griffin campus.
UGA’s wheat breeding program releases three new wheat varieties for 2020
Three new wheat varieties released this year by the University of Georgia’s wheat breeding program are the product of more than a dozen years of work by breeders on the UGA Griffin campus.
Radon test kits purchased from UGA Extension at www.UGAradon.org in November will come with a voucher for a free kit that can be shared with another Georgia resident. CAES News
Radon test kits purchased from UGA Extension at www.UGAradon.org in November will come with a voucher for a free kit that can be shared with another Georgia resident.
Test for radon this November and help a neighbor
With many Georgians spending more time at home, it’s important to monitor your home’s indoor air quality.
Hannah Connor is a fourth-year student interning at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel as part of the Hospitality and Food Industry Management program, getting hands-on experience in departments like food and beverage operations. CAES News
Hannah Connor is a fourth-year student interning at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel as part of the Hospitality and Food Industry Management program, getting hands-on experience in departments like food and beverage operations.
Hospitality program thriving in the 'new normal'
Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 crisis on the hospitality industry, the University of Georgia’s Hospitality and Food Industry Management program is going full steam ahead, with enrollment numbers ahead of projections and its first class of students preparing to graduate in 2021.
Joro spiders, which can be nearly 3 inches across when their legs are fully extended, are roughly the same size as banana spiders and yellow garden spiders, but they have distinctive yellow and blue-black stripes on their backs and bright red markings on their undersides, which are unique. CAES News
Joro spiders, which can be nearly 3 inches across when their legs are fully extended, are roughly the same size as banana spiders and yellow garden spiders, but they have distinctive yellow and blue-black stripes on their backs and bright red markings on their undersides, which are unique.
Like it or not, Joro spiders are here to stay
Chances are, if you live in northeast Georgia you’ve come across an East Asian Joro spider this fall.  
University of Georgia's Distance Diagnostics through Digital Imaging technology will be used for the first time in Central America to make accurate and rapid diagnoses in agriculture. CAES News
University of Georgia's Distance Diagnostics through Digital Imaging technology will be used for the first time in Central America to make accurate and rapid diagnoses in agriculture.
Imaging software supports food safety initiatives
Many countries struggle with food shipments being damaged or destroyed by invasive insects and plant disease. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, between 20% and 40% of global crop production is lost to pests, with plant diseases costing the global economy around $220 billion and invasive insects around $70 billion. The University of Georgia developed technology to identify these pests and is now partnering with a government organization in Central America — OIRSA — to implement this useful tool.
Students participate in socially distant hands-on learning in 4-H environmental education classes. Pictured is a group at Burton 4-H Center in Tybee Island, Georgia. CAES News
Students participate in socially distant hands-on learning in 4-H environmental education classes. Pictured is a group at Burton 4-H Center in Tybee Island, Georgia.
Georgia 4-H provides virtual and in-person environmental education
The Georgia 4-H Environmental Education program is accommodating the needs of students around the state by offering both virtual and socially distant in-person visits at its six facilities in Georgia.

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