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A peach tree touches the ground after tropical storm winds blew through the University of Georgia's research peach orchard on the Dempsey Farm in Griffin, Georgia. CAES News
Leaning Trees
Farmers aren’t the only ones busy working in their fields to repair damage from Tropical Storm Irma. As the University of Georgia’s peach specialist based on the UGA Griffin campus, my team and I have been busy trying to save young trees in our 3-year-old research orchard. Irma passed through Georgia with strong, sustained winds.
Don't let fire ants ruin your afternoons. CAES News
Controlling Fire Ants
Fall is perfect for playing football, picking pumpkins and killing fire ants. Tackling the stinging pests now will cut down on the number you encounter next spring and summer, according to entomologists with the University of Georgia.
This month, Michael Doyle retired from his position as director of the Center for Food Safety on the UGA Griffin campus. CAES News
Doyle Retires
Twenty-six years ago, the University of Georgia hired Mike Doyle to create and lead a research center focused on detecting, controlling and eliminating foodborne pathogens in America’s food supply. This month, Doyle retired from his position as director of the world-renowned Center for Food Safety on the UGA Griffin campus.
Daniel Mwalwayo, a visiting scientist from Malawi, works with Ruth Wangia in a University of Georgia environmental health lab. Mwalwayo is researching on UGA's Athens and Griffin campuses for 12 weeks on a Borlaug Fellowship, which is funded by the USDA and administered by the UGA CAES Office of Global Programs. (Photo by Allison Floyd.) CAES News
Borlaug Fellowship
Daniel Mwalwayo has spent most of his professional career working to ensure a safe food supply in his home country of Malawi.
Aggrey Gama, a Malawian food scientist working on his PhD at the University of Georgia, recently returned to Griffin, where he is working with advising professor Koushik Adhikari, to design a peanut-based beverage. CAES News
Peanut drink research
Aggrey Gama, a doctoral student at the University of Georgia’s (UGA) Griffin campus, is crafting a drink that would deliver the nutrition and tastiness of peanuts to consumers in his home country of Malawi.
Xiangyu Deng, an assistant professor of food microbiology with the Center for Food Safety (CFS) on the UGA Griffin campus. CAES News
Deng Honored
University of Georgia food microbiologist Xiangyu Deng’s work in the emerging field of bioinformatics led to his selection as a Creative Research Medal winner for 2017.
The inaugural class of the Pike County High School STEM Academy at the University of Georgia Griffin Campus included (l-r) Talisa Watts, Megan Pitts, Nikki Dodson, Taylor Thomas, Abigail Chasteen, Dylan Blohm and Courtney Bagwell. CAES News
STEM Interns
Last summer, seven seniors from Pike County High School (PCHS) in Zebulon, Georgia, with an aptitude for science made a commitment to work alongside University of Georgia Griffin campus scientists three days a week for the entire school year. This month, they will complete their yearlong partnership.
Lizzy Isgar meets a cow while on the spring break ag tour at the UGA Tifton Campus. CAES News
Spring Break Ag Tour
Agriculture is Georgia’s top industry, and students from the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences are learning about the diversity of agriculture during a weeklong tour across the state.
Carol Robacker (left) and Melanie Harrison, both scientists based on the University of Georgia campus in Griffin, Georgia, worked together on a project that resulted in three new little bluestem grasses. Robacker is a horticulturist with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and Harrison is a scientist with the USDA Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit. CAES News
Landscape Grasses
Landscapers can soon add a bit of Georgia’s historical Piedmont and native prairies to their designs thanks to the creation of three new little bluestem perennial grasses, released through a University of Georgia and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) partnership.