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A hyper-efficient irrigation system developed by researchers from UGA and other universities was recently recognized with nomination for the Katerva Awards, which recognize collaboration and innovation. CAES News
Katerva Award Nomination
Agriculture uses about 70 percent of the world’s fresh water supply, but a growing population’s increasing demand for drinking water means farmers need to learn how to do more with less water.
Franklin West, left, and Steve Stice CAES News
New Toxicant Test
As more scientists began investigating the effects of toxicant exposure and links to abnormal fetal development, three University of Georgia researchers discovered a more efficient, accurate and cost-effective way to conduct these studies using cells in a petri dish.
Diane Davies, retired Georgia 4-H Environmental Education program director, has been named to the National 4-H Hall of Fame.  Shown during the induction ceremony are Debbie Nistler, NAE4-HA president, Davies, Lisa Lauxman, director of the Division of Youth and 4-H, National Institute of Food and Agriculture USDA and Jennifer Sirangelo, executive vice president of the National 4-H Council. CAES News
4-H Hall of Fame
The National Association of Extension 4-H Agents honored Diane Davies, known as the founder of the environmental education program in Georgia, by inducting her into the National 4-H Hall of Fame on Oct. 12 at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Md.
Termites on a boot in the University of Georgia Military Building's supply room in Athens, Ga. CAES News
Termite treatment
For the past 12 years, the University of Georgia has tapped its own talent to help keep its dozens of Athens based building safe from termites.
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Conservation class
A classroom and field workshop focusing on how to develop a conservation reserve program plan is set for Oct. 23, 2012 on the University of Georgia campus in Tifton, Ga. The class is part of the Conservation Reserve Program Readiness Initiative (CRPRI) and is co-sponsored by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
Jack Huang holds a jar of water for a research project on the UGA campus located in Griffin, GA. CAES News
Chemical cleanup
Perfluorinated chemicals keep eggs from sticking to frying pans, protect furniture from spills and help firefighters fight blazes, but studies now show that some of these chemicals—particularly the ones used to fight fires—are also toxic to laboratory animals in varying amounts.
Kudzu flower CAES News
Weed control 101
Ralph Waldo Emerson defined a weed as “a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.” To a serious gardener, a weed can be nothing less than the bane of his or her existence. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension horticulturist Bob Westerfield says the best way to control weeds is to get to them early.
Cooperative Extension Southwest District 4-H'ers play beneath center pivot irrigation at the 2012 4-H20 camp at Stripling Irrigation Research Park in Camilla, Ga. CAES News
South Georgia 4-H'ers have fun learning about water conservation.
Dozens of 4-H students playing under the dangling spray nozzle of a center pivot irrigation system may look like a fun way to cool off in the south Georgia heat. But it’s also a lesson in water conservation.
A stream runs through the Westbrook Farm at the University of Georgia campus in Griffin, Ga. CAES News
Land conservation
The Conserve Research Program helps landowners protect their land – a precious natural resource. But landowners can’t participate if they don’t know about the program.