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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.