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The University of Georgia has received a $14 million grant from the U.S. Agency of International Development to manage the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Peanut Research, known as the “Peanut Lab,” a global peanut research program that works to alleviate hunger by helping farmers in developing countries grow healthy crops. The agreement builds on UGA and USAID's long-standing partnership on global peanut research, which dates back to the 1980s. CAES News
The University of Georgia has received a $14 million grant from the U.S. Agency of International Development to manage the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Peanut Research, known as the “Peanut Lab,” a global peanut research program that works to alleviate hunger by helping farmers in developing countries grow healthy crops. The agreement builds on UGA and USAID's long-standing partnership on global peanut research, which dates back to the 1980s.
UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences to host Global Food Security Summit on Nov. 8
For the past decade, demographers have predicted that the world would have to double its food supply by 2050 to feed the growing population.
Several fall-blooming native aster plants (Aster spp.) are perfect for Monarch butterflies.  They do not need milkweed (Ascelpias spp.), their larval host plant, at this time of the year, but be sure to include milkweed in your summer butterfly garden. CAES News
Several fall-blooming native aster plants (Aster spp.) are perfect for Monarch butterflies.  They do not need milkweed (Ascelpias spp.), their larval host plant, at this time of the year, but be sure to include milkweed in your summer butterfly garden.
Monarch butterflies migrating through Georgia now
The time of the year has come when Georgians look to the sky to watch for signs of Monarch butterfly migration. These butterflies are on their way to the Sierra Madre of Mexico to overwinter on the oyamel fir trees of the area.
The former executive director of the United Nations World Food Programme, Ertharin Cousin, talks to a boy in the Central African Republic during her visit in late March 2014. Photo by World Food Prize. Not for reuse. CAES News
The former executive director of the United Nations World Food Programme, Ertharin Cousin, talks to a boy in the Central African Republic during her visit in late March 2014. Photo by World Food Prize. Not for reuse.
Former United Nations World Food Programme director to deliver 2019 D.W. Brooks Lecture
Former Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme Ertharin Cousin has spent her career working to build more robust and sustainable food systems in food insecure countries around the world.
Blueberries are about to be harvested in this 2015 file photo on a UGA farm in Alapaha, Georgia. CAES News
Blueberries are about to be harvested in this 2015 file photo on a UGA farm in Alapaha, Georgia.
Georgia Farm Bureau supplies grant for UGA-Tifton plant pathologist to study blueberry disease
A plant pathologist at the University of Georgia Tifton campus is using a grant from the Georgia Farm Bureau to study a bacterial disease that is harming the state’s blueberry crops. 
‘Orange Bulldog’ is an improved pumpkin variety developed by UGA scientists from germplasm collected in the jungles of South America. It has greater levels of resistance to viruses than conventional pumpkins. ‘Orange Bulldog’ made its debut in 2004 and has consistently produced yields of 13,000 to 20,000 pounds per acre in north and south Georgia. CAES News
‘Orange Bulldog’ is an improved pumpkin variety developed by UGA scientists from germplasm collected in the jungles of South America. It has greater levels of resistance to viruses than conventional pumpkins. ‘Orange Bulldog’ made its debut in 2004 and has consistently produced yields of 13,000 to 20,000 pounds per acre in north and south Georgia.
Pumpkins are for carving, eating and decorating
Georgia farmers devote about 900 acres to growing pumpkins — technically a squash and a cousin to the cucumber. Most Georgia-grown pumpkins come from the northernmost part of the state where the climate is cooler and there is less disease pressure. UGA-bred ‘Orange Bulldog' is disease resistant.
This picture shows tomato spotted wilt virus damage in peanuts in 2011. CAES News
This picture shows tomato spotted wilt virus damage in peanuts in 2011.
Tomato spotted wilt virus a significant problem for peanut producers in 2019
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension plant pathologist Bob Kemerait cautions Georgia peanut producers in the midst of harvesting this year’s crop that it’s never too early to look ahead to 2020, especially with regards to tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV).
Researchers at the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences have recently found the genetic mechanism that controls the shape of tomatoes also controls the shape of potatoes and may control the shape of other fruits as well. CAES News
Researchers at the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences have recently found the genetic mechanism that controls the shape of tomatoes also controls the shape of potatoes and may control the shape of other fruits as well.
Center for Produce Safety funds UGA food science produce safety research
Three University of Georgia food scientists are among the recipients of grants awarded by the Center for Produce Safety (CPS) as part of its $2.7 million program. The grants will fund projects focused on food safety issues related to fruits and vegetables. 
For the first time, the Georgia Master Gardeners Association is opening up its conference to the public. The conference is set for Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Museum of Aviation Century of Flight Building on Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins, Georgia. UGA Extension consumer horticulturist Bob Westerfield is shown teaching conference attendees during a past GMGA conference. CAES News
For the first time, the Georgia Master Gardeners Association is opening up its conference to the public. The conference is set for Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Museum of Aviation Century of Flight Building on Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins, Georgia. UGA Extension consumer horticulturist Bob Westerfield is shown teaching conference attendees during a past GMGA conference.
Gardeners, industry professionals invited to Master Gardener conference
The Georgia Master Gardener Association (GMGA) Conference will be held on Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Museum of Aviation Century of Flight Building on Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins, Georgia, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For the first time, the conference is open to the general public as well as to GMGA members. This year’s conference is titled “Plants and Planes: Our Heritage, Our Future.”
UGA scientists Glen Harris and Henry Sintim bag harvested peanuts on Oct. 1 at the plant sciences farm on the UGA Tifton campus. CAES News
UGA scientists Glen Harris and Henry Sintim bag harvested peanuts on Oct. 1 at the plant sciences farm on the UGA Tifton campus.
Peanut harvest season is a time of celebration
Peanut harvest season in Sylvester, Georgia, is more than just farmers digging up the fruits of their labor. It’s a time of celebration for agriculture, the sector that drives the economic footprint in this rural community.

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