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Ted Futris is project director on a recently awarded five-year, $6.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that aims to provide Georgia couples with healthy relationship skills and financial guidance. CAES News
Ted Futris is project director on a recently awarded five-year, $6.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that aims to provide Georgia couples with healthy relationship skills and financial guidance.
Giving thanks can keep marriages going
For resilient marriages, thanks is best given year-round, not just at the holidays. That’s according to University of Georgia researchers at the College of Family and Consumer Sciences.
Growth of fairy ring fungi begin in the center of a ring and expand outward in a uniform, circular pattern over time. Mushrooms might only be visible during periods of wet weather, particularly in the fall. CAES News
Growth of fairy ring fungi begin in the center of a ring and expand outward in a uniform, circular pattern over time. Mushrooms might only be visible during periods of wet weather, particularly in the fall.
Wet fall weather can cause abundance of fungus
Many residents have noticed mushrooms popping up in lawns and landscapes this season. When the “fungus among us” forms a circle or arc pattern, it’s commonly known as a fairy ring. According to medieval folklore, they were thought to appear after a band of fairies had danced in a circle. In some cases, fairy ring mushrooms can cause turfgrass discoloration or abnormal growth in lawns.
Katelyn Bickett (left), a senior agricultural communications major from Chickamauga, Georgia, and Brooke Raniere (right), a junior environmental economics major from Peachtree City, Georgia, will spend 12 weeks in the state Capitol during the legislative session that begins in January 2021. CAES News
Katelyn Bickett (left), a senior agricultural communications major from Chickamauga, Georgia, and Brooke Raniere (right), a junior environmental economics major from Peachtree City, Georgia, will spend 12 weeks in the state Capitol during the legislative session that begins in January 2021.
CAES students chosen for Georgia Agribusiness Council internships
Two students from the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences have been chosen for Georgia Agribusiness Council Legislative Internships for the spring 2021 Georgia General Assembly legislative session.
UGA researchers will evaluate the impact that detailed flood risk information has on home prices in high-risk zones, the purchase of flood insurance policies and community-level risk mitigation actions. They will also try to determine how communities use different types of flood risk information and how those sources influence their perceptions of flood risk. CAES News
UGA researchers will evaluate the impact that detailed flood risk information has on home prices in high-risk zones, the purchase of flood insurance policies and community-level risk mitigation actions. They will also try to determine how communities use different types of flood risk information and how those sources influence their perceptions of flood risk.
UGA researchers examine economic impact of flooding through national partnership
As residents across the state deal with periods of flood-level rainfall, University of Georgia researchers announce a partnership that will enable them to share flood risk data with other scientists across the U.S.
College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences researchers tested biodegradable pots made from (left to right) wood pulp fiber, cow manure and coconut coir. CAES News
College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences researchers tested biodegradable pots made from (left to right) wood pulp fiber, cow manure and coconut coir.
Biodegradable containers can benefit gardeners
Professional and home gardeners alike can grow landscapes sustainably with the help of biodegradable plant containers, but gardeners may wonder whether these containers decompose quickly enough to avoid hindering plant growth.
Winners for the 2020 Upcycle Challenge are Owen Aymett, grades 2-5, who made a calf roping dummy;  Nandini Patel, grades 6-8, who created throw pillows; and Liam Jay, grades 10-12, who created a video game cabinet. CAES News
Winners for the 2020 Upcycle Challenge are Owen Aymett, grades 2-5, who made a calf roping dummy;  Nandini Patel, grades 6-8, who created throw pillows; and Liam Jay, grades 10-12, who created a video game cabinet.
Georgia 4-H youth upcycle trash into practical, useful objects
Georgia 4-H students rose to the occasion during the 4-H Upcycle Challenge, which encouraged youth to reuse — or upcycle — materials that normally would have been discarded or recycled to create functional items.
Peyton Collins of Union County had the prize-winning pumpkin, weighing 548 pounds. CAES News
Peyton Collins of Union County had the prize-winning pumpkin, weighing 548 pounds.
Prize-winning pumpkin weighs in at more than a quarter ton
More than 25 pumpkins were submitted to Georgia 4-H's 2020 statewide pumpkin-growing contest, with the largest pumpkin, cultivated in north Georgia’s Union County, weighing in at a whopping 548 pounds.
University of Georgia and University of North Georgia students, faculty and staff representatives met at UNG to celebrate the new transfer agreement between the two institutions. Pictured left to right are: Kayley Edwards and Austin Hill, agriculture/poultry science students at the UNG Gainesville Campus; Linda Purvis, assistant professor of biology, UNG Gainesville; John Leyba, Dean of College of Science and Mathematics at UNG; Jeanelle Morgan, associate department head of biology at UNG Gainesville; Joe West, interim dean of the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences; Todd Applegate, head of the UGA Department of Poultry Science; and Jessica Fife, outreach coordinator for UGA poultry science. CAES News
University of Georgia and University of North Georgia students, faculty and staff representatives met at UNG to celebrate the new transfer agreement between the two institutions. Pictured left to right are: Kayley Edwards and Austin Hill, agriculture/poultry science students at the UNG Gainesville Campus; Linda Purvis, assistant professor of biology, UNG Gainesville; John Leyba, Dean of College of Science and Mathematics at UNG; Jeanelle Morgan, associate department head of biology at UNG Gainesville; Joe West, interim dean of the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences; Todd Applegate, head of the UGA Department of Poultry Science; and Jessica Fife, outreach coordinator for UGA poultry science.
UGA poultry science creates high school curriculum and transfer pathway with UNG
Students interested in careers in the poultry industry will now have access to more poultry science-based resources and a new path to pursue an undergraduate degree through a transfer agreement between the University of Georgia and the University of North Georgia.
Bob Westerfield, UGA Extension consumer horticulturist, demonstrates a pruning technique during a class held on the UGA campus in Griffin, Georgia. CAES News
Bob Westerfield, UGA Extension consumer horticulturist, demonstrates a pruning technique during a class held on the UGA campus in Griffin, Georgia.
Pruning tips for ornamental plants
To prune or not to prune, that is the question. Pruning is an important part of maintaining plant health and maximizing plant productivity. This is often a topic that brings fear and confusion, but pruning is, in fact, a beneficial and routine task.

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