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Pictured is an eggplant fruit. CAES News
Pictured is an eggplant fruit.
Eggplant Production
Eggplant producers should consider decreasing their current irrigation usage, according to University of Georgia research horticulturist Juan Carlos Díaz-Pérez. Doing so saves water and money.
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UGA Measures Impact
Georgia’s flagship university has a $4.4 billion annual economic impact on the state, according to a new study that analyzed how the three-part teaching, research and service mission of the University of Georgia contributes to the state's economy.
Here's a closeup picture of blueberries being grown in Alapaha. Picture taken in May, 2013. CAES News
Here's a closeup picture of blueberries being grown in Alapaha. Picture taken in May, 2013.
Warm Winter Blues
After ending 2015 with some record-breaking warm and wet weather, Georgia’s fruit and tree nut farmers are concerned that the lack of chill hours and soggy soil could damage their crops.
Students in a University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences class work hard to clear a piece of property set to be a community garden. A recent UGA study shows students like these, who enjoy learning by doing for others, will likely earn more than their peers in the same field. CAES News
Students in a University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences class work hard to clear a piece of property set to be a community garden. A recent UGA study shows students like these, who enjoy learning by doing for others, will likely earn more than their peers in the same field.
Service Learning
Service-learning is known to have a positive impact in the classroom, but a University of Georgia study shows it can help grow graduates' bank accounts as well.
Young, immature pecan trees are seen at the Ponder Farm on the UGA Tifton Campus on Jan. 5, 2016. CAES News
Young, immature pecan trees are seen at the Ponder Farm on the UGA Tifton Campus on Jan. 5, 2016.
Immature Pecan Trees
When it comes to giving young pecan trees a jump-start, Georgia growers need to focus on improving the soil over applying fertilizer, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Pecan Specialist Lenny Wells.
Cotton is dumped into a trailer at the Gibbs Farm in Tifton on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. CAES News
Cotton is dumped into a trailer at the Gibbs Farm in Tifton on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013.
Ag Forecast
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension cotton economist Don Shurley says that Georgia cotton farmers can expect prices to remain low for their crop until worldwide demand improves. Shurley will give a detailed report on Georgia’s cotton crop at three of the 2016 Georgia Ag Forecast events set for January 2016.
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Ag Jobs Abound
The U.S. Department of Agriculture forecasts that over the next five years the annual demand for college graduates in agriculture and food industries will be 57,900 jobs per year. Unfortunately, American agricultural colleges, like the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of Georgia, only produce about 35,400 graduates per year.
Todd Applegate will assume his new role as head of the Department of Poultry Science at the University of Georgia Jan.  8. CAES News
Todd Applegate will assume his new role as head of the Department of Poultry Science at the University of Georgia Jan.  8.
New Department Head
Todd Applegate, associate head of the Department of Animal Sciences at Indiana’s Purdue University, has been tapped to lead the University of Georgia’s Department of Poultry Science. He will take the helm starting on Jan. 8.
A Dougherty County 4-H'er helps put up a trap to monitor pecan weevils. CAES News
A Dougherty County 4-H'er helps put up a trap to monitor pecan weevils.
Pecan Weevil Traps
A fundraising opportunity for one University of Georgia Cooperative Extension office has turned out to be a key insect detection tool for local pecan growers in Dougherty County, Georgia.
Cotton is dumped into a trailer at the Gibbs Farm in Tifton on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. CAES News
Cotton is dumped into a trailer at the Gibbs Farm in Tifton on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013.
Cotton Update
End-of-year rainfall and poor harvest conditions have been tough on Georgia’s cotton crop and tested Georgia’s cotton farmers, says University of Georgia Cooperative Extension’s new cotton agronomist.