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Smith posing with a bird and a research sample. CAES News
Smith posing with a bird and a research sample.
New research reconciles wild bird conservation with farm food safety concerns
Following the onset of several major outbreaks of foodborne pathogens traced back to wildlife, buyers of farm-fresh produce began encouraging the removal of natural habitats and nesting areas on farms to discourage wildlife intrusion.
Citizen scientists around the state can help keep track of pollinator health in Georgia by participating in the second Great Georgia Pollinator Census Aug. 21 and 22. CAES News
Citizen scientists around the state can help keep track of pollinator health in Georgia by participating in the second Great Georgia Pollinator Census Aug. 21 and 22.
It's not too late to participate in the second annual Great Georgia Pollinator Census
Friday kicks off the second annual Great Georgia Pollinator Census coordinated by University of Georgia Cooperative Extension.
College of Veterinary Medicine residents Dr. Megan Partyka and Dr. Gregory Walth inspect a beehive frame. (Photo by Dorothy Kozlowski/UGA) CAES News
College of Veterinary Medicine residents Dr. Megan Partyka and Dr. Gregory Walth inspect a beehive frame. (Photo by Dorothy Kozlowski/UGA)
New beehives added for veterinary training
Scientists have long known two facts about the world’s bee population: pollinating bees are vital contributors to healthy crops and a thriving ecosystem, and many bee species are under threat of extinction from pollution, disease and other factors.
UGA Extension intern Katie Martin worked with Cartersville Farmers Market Coordinator Regina Shaw at the Cartersville Farmers Market over the summer. CAES News
UGA Extension intern Katie Martin worked with Cartersville Farmers Market Coordinator Regina Shaw at the Cartersville Farmers Market over the summer.
UGA Extension interns recap rewarding summer assignments
As the summer winds down and classes start back up on campus, University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences graduate Katie Martin and senior Morgan Jones reflected on the insights and experience they gained as summer interns with UGA Cooperative Extension.
Senior biological science major Zion Eberhart is preparing for her second year as a CAES Ambassador on the Athens campus. CAES News
Senior biological science major Zion Eberhart is preparing for her second year as a CAES Ambassador on the Athens campus.
New slate of CAES student ambassadors ready to welcome students
This year’s slate of student ambassadors at the University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences face a much different semester from previous years, but they are on hand to help the college’s prospective and current students navigate both new challenges and traditional back-to-campus activities.
Simerjeet “Simer” Virk, who has served as a research engineer in the UGA’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences since 2016, took on a new role Aug. 1 as assistant professor and Extension precision agriculture specialist on UGA’s Tifton campus. CAES News
Simerjeet “Simer” Virk, who has served as a research engineer in the UGA’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences since 2016, took on a new role Aug. 1 as assistant professor and Extension precision agriculture specialist on UGA’s Tifton campus.
New precision agriculture specialist joins UGA
Georgia producers have a new precision agriculture resource to enhance productivity on their farms.
Grasshopper (file photo by Sharon Dowdy) CAES News
Grasshopper (file photo by Sharon Dowdy)
‘Insect apocalypse’ may not be happening in U.S.
Scientists have been warning about an “insect apocalypse” in recent years, noting sharp declines in specific areas — particularly in Europe. A new study shows these warnings may have been exaggerated and are not representative of what’s happening to insects on a larger scale.
An increasing number of COVID-19 patients have reported losses of smell and/or taste, prompting the CDC to add it to the growing list of symptoms for COVID-19. The arrow in the photo points to a taste bud (red) with a taste "pore," a channel opening that communicates with the oral cavity. CAES News
An increasing number of COVID-19 patients have reported losses of smell and/or taste, prompting the CDC to add it to the growing list of symptoms for COVID-19. The arrow in the photo points to a taste bud (red) with a taste "pore," a channel opening that communicates with the oral cavity.
Spiky COVID-19 particle no match for taste bud cells
A new study from the Regenerative Bioscience Center at the University of Georgia is the first to suggest that COVID-19 does not directly damage taste bud cells.
Ellen Bauske, program coordinator in the UGA Center for Urban Agriculture, has received the American Society of Horticultural Science’s 2020 Extension Educator of the Year Award. (contributed photo) CAES News
Ellen Bauske, program coordinator in the UGA Center for Urban Agriculture, has received the American Society of Horticultural Science’s 2020 Extension Educator of the Year Award. (contributed photo)
UGA’s Ellen Bauske receives national horticulture outreach honor
Ellen Bauske is a boundary spanner — she’s known as a person who brings people and organizations together on national, regional and local levels.

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