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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.
2020 Extension Interns
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.
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.
Precision Ag Specialist
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)
No insect apocalypse
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.
COVID-19 Cell Immunity
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)
Bauske ASHS Award
Ellen Bauske is a boundary spanner — she’s known as a person who brings people and organizations together on national, regional and local levels.
University of Georgia bacteriologist Govind Dev Kumar joined the faculty at the Center for Food Safety on the UGA Griffin campus in Griffin, Georgia, in September of 2018. CAES News
University of Georgia bacteriologist Govind Dev Kumar joined the faculty at the Center for Food Safety on the UGA Griffin campus in Griffin, Georgia, in September of 2018.
COVID-19 Strategies
A literature review by University of Georgia researchers has helped identify the most effective antimicrobial agents for preventing the spread of COVID-19 within the food supply chain.
Elmer Gray (shown) will serve as assistant project director for the Black Fly Research and Resource Center. Gray helped establish UGA's Black Fly Rearing and Bioassay Laboratory in 1999 with Ray Noblet, a former head of the entomology department, who will serve as scientific advisor to the project. CAES News
Elmer Gray (shown) will serve as assistant project director for the Black Fly Research and Resource Center. Gray helped establish UGA's Black Fly Rearing and Bioassay Laboratory in 1999 with Ray Noblet, a former head of the entomology department, who will serve as scientific advisor to the project.
Global Resource
The University of Georgia Black Fly Rearing and Bioassay Laboratory has been awarded a contract with the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to provide partial support for the world's only black fly colony.
Blaauw hopes to inspire the next generation of applied scientists by providing students hands-on experience in fruit production within the region. CAES News
Blaauw hopes to inspire the next generation of applied scientists by providing students hands-on experience in fruit production within the region.
Researcher Honored
University of Georgia researcher and peach entomologist Brett Blaauw landed a coveted spot on the Fruit and Vegetable 40 Under 40 Class of 2020, announced by Fruit Growers News.
Chavez began his stint at UGA in 2014 as a researcher and UGA Cooperative Extension specialist. CAES News
Chavez began his stint at UGA in 2014 as a researcher and UGA Cooperative Extension specialist.
40 Under 40
University of Georgia researcher Dario Chavez has been named to the Fruit and Vegetable 40 Under 40 Class of 2020 by Fruit Growers News. The prestigious honor places Chavez within a small group of young professionals who are making remarkable contributions within the industry.
UGA Extension peanut entomologist Mark Abney speaks about peanuts during the Midville Field Day in 2019. Faculty will give presentations online for this year's field day. CAES News
UGA Extension peanut entomologist Mark Abney speaks about peanuts during the Midville Field Day in 2019. Faculty will give presentations online for this year's field day.
Midville Field Day 2020
University of Georgia faculty will share the latest research on cotton, soybeans, corn and other southeast Georgia crops during the annual Southeast Georgia Research and Education Center Field Day held online Aug. 12.