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UGA Department of Poultry Science Professor Jeanna L. Wilson (left) and Professor and Department Head Todd Applegate (right) receive their Fellow awards from Poultry Science Association President Don McIntyre. CAES News
UGA Department of Poultry Science Professor Jeanna L. Wilson (left) and Professor and Department Head Todd Applegate (right) receive their Fellow awards from Poultry Science Association President Don McIntyre.
Poultry Science Association names two UGA faculty Fellows, gives two research awards
Three University of Georgia faculty members and one doctoral candidate from the Department of Poultry Science in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences have been honored by the Poultry Science Association.
A dairy cow on the UGA Tifton Campus. CAES News
A dairy cow on the UGA Tifton Campus.
Georgia 4-H youth participate in state dairy competition
Twenty-one youth participated in the 2020 Georgia 4-H State Dairy Judging Contest on July 14. Sponsored by the Ina Hopkins-John W. Cook Memorial Fund, the Carole Williams-Georgia Dairy Youth Foundation and the Pam Krueger-Milk Check Off, the competition was held virtually this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Onion center rot is a devastating disease for Vidalia onion producers in south Georgia. CAES News
Onion center rot is a devastating disease for Vidalia onion producers in south Georgia.
UGA researchers discover genes that allow bacteria to resist onion’s natural defenses
After years of building and analyzing sample collections, plant pathologists at the University of Georgia have identified the genes that allow a type of bacteria that causes onion center rot to resist onions’ natural defenses in a “chemical arms race.”
Georgia 4-H youth participated in the 2020 state horse competition. CAES News
Georgia 4-H youth participated in the 2020 state horse competition.
Georgia 4-H youth participate in state equine competition
Georgia 4-H organized the 2020 state horse educational competition for 55 youth in a virtual format this year. This competition was previously linked with the Georgia 4-H state horse show hosted at the the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter in Perry, Georgia, which was canceled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The U.S. planted acreage for cotton was forecast at 12.2 million acres, down 11% (1.5 million acres) from last year. CAES News
The U.S. planted acreage for cotton was forecast at 12.2 million acres, down 11% (1.5 million acres) from last year.
Forecast remains cloudy for the cotton market this year
Since the first diagnosis of COVID-19, the spread of the pandemic worldwide has negatively affected global economic growth. According to the latest release by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, global economic growth will decline by 6% to 7.6% in 2020, depending on whether there is a second wave of infections.
"Skippy stands" have been more prevalent this summer, which may increase the incidence of tomato spotted wilt virus infection. (Photo by Phillip Edwards, Irwin County) CAES News
"Skippy stands" have been more prevalent this summer, which may increase the incidence of tomato spotted wilt virus infection. (Photo by Phillip Edwards, Irwin County)
Thrips and tomato spotted wilt virus control in peanuts
Come August, the state's peanut growers will either see the payoff of their spring efforts to control for tomato spotted wilt virus, or they will be planning ways to preventatively manage this persistent virus with recommendations from University of Georgia scientists.
The key with stem and branch diseases is to scout susceptible plants frequently — such as for Seridium canker shown here on Monterey cypress — and catch the problem early. Often, the only solution is to prune out the affected portions of the plant to limit spread. CAES News
The key with stem and branch diseases is to scout susceptible plants frequently — such as for Seridium canker shown here on Monterey cypress — and catch the problem early. Often, the only solution is to prune out the affected portions of the plant to limit spread.
Managing common landscape diseases
The most important part of landscape disease management is identifying the problem. Eighty percent of all plant disorders are the result of the inability of a plant to adapt to its environment. Knowing the problem, whether it is stress related and/or disease related, begins with being able to correctly identify the plant.
UGA senior Alyssa Rauton was elected president of ADSA-SAD for 2020-21. CAES News
UGA senior Alyssa Rauton was elected president of ADSA-SAD for 2020-21.
UGA students honored by American Dairy Science Association
University of Georgia animal and dairy science students won several honors at the national American Dairy Science Association-Student Affiliate Division (ADSA-SAD) meeting in June, and UGA senior Alyssa Rauton was elected president of ADSA-SAD for 2020-21.
UGA entomologist Dan Suiter (left) films a segment for Georgia Farm Monitor with Nick "Ranger Nick" Fuhrman and cameraman Ray D’Alessio. CAES News
UGA entomologist Dan Suiter (left) films a segment for Georgia Farm Monitor with Nick "Ranger Nick" Fuhrman and cameraman Ray D’Alessio.
UGA faculty take to airwaves with tips to stop termites
If you’ve ever wondered how to protect your home from termites, tune in to your local Georgia Public Broadcasting station this weekend when two University of Georgia professors will join forces to show viewers the proper steps to help keep their homes pest free.

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