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Pine trees on the UGA Westbrook Farm in Griffin, Ga. (file photo) CAES News
Pine trees on the UGA Westbrook Farm in Griffin, Ga. (file photo)
New book offers property tax guidance to Georgia’s agricultural landowners
Keeping up with changes in Georgia’s property tax laws is a full-time job, and a new book shows the fruits of these efforts.
Parents can help lessen their kids' anxiety about returning to school by talking with them about their concerns and reassuring them that it's normal to be both nervous and excited. Finding out as much as you can about their daily schedules and routines in advance also can help give them more confidence, said UGA child development specialist Diane Bales. CAES News
Parents can help lessen their kids' anxiety about returning to school by talking with them about their concerns and reassuring them that it's normal to be both nervous and excited. Finding out as much as you can about their daily schedules and routines in advance also can help give them more confidence, said UGA child development specialist Diane Bales.
Reassure children that heightened anxiety about returning to school is normal
First-day jitters are common, but students returning to school this year during the COVID-19 pandemic will face all sorts of unknowns that could lead to heightened anxiety.
John Bekkers Professor of Poultry Science Harshavardhan Thippareddi has spent his research career focused on improving productivity, processing yields, and using underutilized poultry meats while assuring the quality and microbiological safety of poultry and poultry products. CAES News
John Bekkers Professor of Poultry Science Harshavardhan Thippareddi has spent his research career focused on improving productivity, processing yields, and using underutilized poultry meats while assuring the quality and microbiological safety of poultry and poultry products.
UGA researcher improving sustainability, profitability for poultry processors
Over time, the U.S. poultry industry has bred strains of birds that grow rapidly to meet consumer demand for chicken products — especially breast meat — but that rapid growth has led to a higher incidence of muscle tissue defects that could lead to revenue loss.
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.

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