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The camellia represents desire, passion and admiration — a wonderful choice for Valentine’s Day. CAES News
The camellia represents desire, passion and admiration — a wonderful choice for Valentine’s Day.
Add color during dreary months by adding winter-blooming plants to the landscape
I find it ironic that Valentine’s Day occurs in February, a time of the year when we see very few plants blooming in the landscape. In addition to cards and candy, flowers are one of the most popular gifts during this annual celebration of love. In 2018, the Society of American Florists estimated that 250 million cut roses were produced for Valentine’s Day and an estimated 35% of Americans purchased flowers.
UGA horticulture Professor Matt Chappell demonstrated proper pruning technique at a green industry event in January 2020. CAES News
UGA horticulture Professor Matt Chappell demonstrated proper pruning technique at a green industry event in January 2020.
Late-winter pruning can benefit summer-blooming and nonblooming plants
Pruning in the correct manner and at the proper time can help to maintain the size and shape of your woody shrubs, improving their appearance and appealing to the artist in every gardener.
FABricate is an entrepreneurial pitch contest hosted by the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Proposals are due Feb. 20 for the 2021 contest. CAES News
FABricate is an entrepreneurial pitch contest hosted by the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Proposals are due Feb. 20 for the 2021 contest.
Entrepreneurial competition accepting proposals for $10,000 prize
It’s not too late for University of Georgia students to turn their novel ideas into a chance at a grand prize of $10,000.
The Shanghai skyline is often clouded with smog from industrial air pollution. CAES News
The Shanghai skyline is often clouded with smog from industrial air pollution.
Poor air quality can dampen childhood spirit, study finds
The toll that air pollution takes on a person’s physical health is well documented. But new University of Georgia research suggests there could be another price too: a child’s drive to be successful.
Price increases for sod this year could range from 2-8% over 2019 prices, according to a new survey of producers by UGA and the Georgia Urban Ag Council. CAES News
Price increases for sod this year could range from 2-8% over 2019 prices, according to a new survey of producers by UGA and the Georgia Urban Ag Council.
Expect slightly higher sod prices this year
If seeing the turfgrass during the Super Bowl has you itching to unfurl sod for a new lawn, it will likely cost a bit more than usual, according to a report by the University of Georgia.
A net full of jellyfish is emptied onto the ship as fishermen begin to process the haul. (Photo by Bryan Fluech) CAES News
A net full of jellyfish is emptied onto the ship as fishermen begin to process the haul. (Photo by Bryan Fluech)
Grant boosts development of novel food ingredients from jellyfish
The University of Georgia Department of Food Science and Technology’s Kevin Mis Solval and his team of researchers have secured a nearly half-million dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture to aid in creating safe food ingredients from cannonball jellyfish.
Biosecurity expert and plant pathology alumna Ada Bacetty poses with UGA adjunct professor Charles Bacon after her 2008 graduation. (contributed) CAES News
Biosecurity expert and plant pathology alumna Ada Bacetty poses with UGA adjunct professor Charles Bacon after her 2008 graduation. (contributed)
Plant pathology graduate delivers seminar to boost conversation about equality
Speaking at the University of Georgia for the first time since graduating in 2008, U.S. Department of Defense's Ada Bacetty presented the “Shattered Ceilings” seminar to the campus community — an engaging conversation about breaking through barriers in pursuit of diversity and inclusion.
Tracey Brigman, clinical assistant professor in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, has been named interim FACS coordinator of food safety and preservation. CAES News
Tracey Brigman, clinical assistant professor in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, has been named interim FACS coordinator of food safety and preservation.
Brigman to lead National Center for Home Food Preservation
A team of University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agents, led by a faculty member in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, will address consumer questions on food safety and preservation while overseeing the National Center for Home Food Preservation on an interim basis.
Ted Futris, professor of human development and family science in the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences and UGA Cooperative Extension family life specialist, has been named a Fellow of The National Council on Family Relations. CAES News
Ted Futris, professor of human development and family science in the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences and UGA Cooperative Extension family life specialist, has been named a Fellow of The National Council on Family Relations.
Futris conferred Fellow status by National Council on Family Relations
Ted Futris, professor of human development and family science in the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences and UGA Cooperative Extension Family Life Specialist, has been named a Fellow of The National Council on Family Relations.

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