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University of Georgi Crop and Soil Sciences Professor Wayne Parrott and Assistant Professor Jason Wallace are working with the carnivorous water plant bladderwort in hopes that its unique genetic structure can shed some light on ways to reduce crosstalk between new genes during advanced plant breeding. CAES News
University of Georgi Crop and Soil Sciences Professor Wayne Parrott and Assistant Professor Jason Wallace are working with the carnivorous water plant bladderwort in hopes that its unique genetic structure can shed some light on ways to reduce crosstalk between new genes during advanced plant breeding.
Bladderwort Research
With the advent of CRISPR technologies and other precise genome editing methods, it has become faster and easier for crop scientists to breed new varieties. But there are still a few technical roadblocks that need to be overcome.
Tall Fescue Plant CAES News
Tall Fescue Plant
Fescue Fungus
While many people know that the microbes in our guts are an important part of our health, many are unaware that microbes are just as important to our crops.
Researchers at the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences have recently found the genetic mechanism that controls the shape of tomatoes also controls the shape of potatoes and may control the shape of other fruits as well. CAES News
Researchers at the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences have recently found the genetic mechanism that controls the shape of tomatoes also controls the shape of potatoes and may control the shape of other fruits as well.
Fruit Shape
From elongated tubes to near-perfect spheres, vegetables come in almost every size and shape. But what differentiates a fingerling potato from a russet or a Roma tomato from a beefsteak? Researchers at the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences recently found the genetic mechanism that controls the shape of some of our favorite fruits, vegetables and grains.
Group of truffles. CAES News
Group of truffles.
Truffles
University of Georgia Professor Tim Brenneman now has a newly discovered truffle species named after him: Tuber brennemanii.
Cassie Powell, who transferred to the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences this fall, is participating in the CAES Food Animal Veterinary Incentive Program. CAES News
Cassie Powell, who transferred to the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences this fall, is participating in the CAES Food Animal Veterinary Incentive Program.
FAVIP
From farmhand to future veterinarian student, Cassie Powell has dreamed of working with animals for a long time.
Peggy Ozias-Akins on the UGA Tifton Campus. CAES News
Peggy Ozias-Akins on the UGA Tifton Campus.
Peanut Research
With a passion for botany and a thirst for knowledge, University of Georgia scientist Peggy Ozias-Akins has established herself as one of the top molecular geneticists in the country.
UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Department of Horticulture's Professor Marc van Iersel, right, is leading an interdisciplinary team which hopes to integrate new lighting technologies, big data and better growing practices to reduce energy costs in greenhouses and plant factories. CAES News
UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Department of Horticulture's Professor Marc van Iersel, right, is leading an interdisciplinary team which hopes to integrate new lighting technologies, big data and better growing practices to reduce energy costs in greenhouses and plant factories.
LAMP Grant
One of the steepest barriers to profitable controlled-environment agriculture is the energy cost associated with providing the plants enough light, but new research being pioneered by University of Georgia could cut those costs by 50 percent.
Johnson Collins, of Jasper, Georgia, spent 12 weeks this summer working in the office of Sen. Johnny Isakson as part of the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Congressional Agricultural Fellowship program. CAES News
Johnson Collins, of Jasper, Georgia, spent 12 weeks this summer working in the office of Sen. Johnny Isakson as part of the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Congressional Agricultural Fellowship program.
Agricultural Fellowship
Johnson Collins, a small-town girl from Jasper, Georgia, never believed she would work in the nation’s capital.
Bobby Smith, newly appointed district director for UGA Cooperative Extension's Northeast Georgia district, reviews the schedule at a field day in Morgan County with current Morgan County Extension Coordinator Lucy Ray. CAES News
Bobby Smith, newly appointed district director for UGA Cooperative Extension's Northeast Georgia district, reviews the schedule at a field day in Morgan County with current Morgan County Extension Coordinator Lucy Ray.
Northeast District Director
Bobby Smith’s first job was on his family’s dairy farm in Boaz, Alabama. He felt right at home when University of Georgia Cooperative Extension hired him to work with farmers in Morgan County, one of the state’s most productive dairy regions, 18 years ago.
University of Georgia food scientist Xiangyu Deng has been awarded the Larry Beuchat Young Researcher Award by The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP). Deng is pictured (center) receiving the award from Linda Harris (left), a professor at The University of California, Davis and a past president of IAFP, and Stan Bailey (right), senior director of scientific affairs at bioMerieux and a past president of IAFP. CAES News
University of Georgia food scientist Xiangyu Deng has been awarded the Larry Beuchat Young Researcher Award by The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP). Deng is pictured (center) receiving the award from Linda Harris (left), a professor at The University of California, Davis and a past president of IAFP, and Stan Bailey (right), senior director of scientific affairs at bioMerieux and a past president of IAFP.
Deng Honored
University of Georgia food scientist Xiangyu Deng has been awarded the Larry Beuchat Young Researcher Award by the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP). The award recognizes excellence in food safety and was presented to Deng at the IAFP meeting held July 8-11 in Salt Lake City.