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Stink bugs can have a costly and harmful impact on cotton farmers. CAES News
Pests need to be managed
One of the toughest crop pests to stop in Georgia is also the most economically devastating — the stinkbug.
Recently hatched kudzu bug nymphs CAES News
Kudzu genetics
Genetics is the science of genes and heredity. It can link a person to a crime scene, a father to a child and — in the case of the kudzu bug — a pest to its home country.
Dr. Mike Lacy, department head, University of Georgia Department of Poultry Science CAES News
High corn costs
Severe drought in the Midwest corn-belt is driving up poultry feed costs in Georgia. Economists and poultry industry experts predict corn costs will increase 50 percent in 2012 compared to typical years. Some economists say corn prices could double by the end of the summer.
University of Georgia entomology intern Anna Marie Heape places a kudzu bug trap in a kudzu patch on the UGA campus in Griffin, Ga. CAES News
Monitoring kudzu
U.S. Forest Service entomologist Jim Hanula may be the only person in the South who actually wants to keep kudzu alive. He needs healthy plots of the famous weed to monitor the effect the bean plataspid – a pest that entered Georgia some two years ago and has become known as the kudzu bug – is having on kudzu.
Wayne Parrott, a crop and soil sciences professor at the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, checks out the growth of a few of his soybean plants. CAES News
Soybean uses
Soybeans are the world's largest single source of vegetable protein and edible oil, already used to make livestock feed, soymilk, tofu, adhesives, alternative fuels, disinfectants, plastics and particleboard. Using a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation, University of Georgia researcher Wayne Parrott hopes to uncover more uses for the popular legume.
Paratelenomus saccharalis - parasitic wasp CAES News
Kudzu bug control
University of Georgia researcher John Ruberson is looking for natural enemies of the kudzu bug in an effort to fight the pest’s spread across the Southern states. A tiny Asian wasp may be the best option.
Kudzu bugs hide behind a layer of tree bark in South Georgia. CAES News
Kudzu bug multiplies and spreads
Almost two years ago, a tiny immigrant pest arrived in Georgia, and there’s nothing the state’s immigration office can do to make it leave. The bean plataspid, or kudzu bug, munches on kudzu and soybeans and has now set up residence in four Southern states.
Scott Jackson will join the University of Georgia's College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences as a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in August 2011. CAES News
New eminent scholar
Each peanut is a complex mix of its genetic parts. Scott Jackson wants to figure out how the tasty legume’s genes work and help produce a higher yielding, more disease-resistant one. And he’s coming to Georgia to do it.
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Temik times out
U.S. farmers and farm experts knew they’d soon lose a popular chemical used to control major crop pests. But the end has come sooner than they expected.