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When pruning, it is important to remember that wherever the plant is cut regrowth will be stimulated, generally happening within 6 to 8 inches of the cut. CAES News
When to prune landscape plants — and how to do it right
Do you have a yard full of woody ornamentals? Are you unsure of when or how to prune them? With diverse growth habits and varying pruning requirements, it can be overwhelming to try to figure out when and how to prune each variety. Not pruning correctly, or at the wrong time, can lead to plants to become irregular in shape, more vulnerable to cold damage or pests, or less likely to flower at their full potential.
Georgia 4-H partners with military families across the country to provide no-cost access to resources and camps that will enrich the lives of military dependents. CAES News
Georgia 4-H hosts free summer camps for youth in military families
Dependents of military service members are invited to apply to attend five different weeklong camping experiences at no cost, coordinated by the University of Georgia’s 4-H program. These camps, summits and retreats are open to dependents of military members (currently serving in active, guard and reserve components) ages 8 to 18.
Adam Gregory, an agricultural specialist with UGA’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, serves as the farm manager for the Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit. “Half the fun of the job is knowing how important this resource is to the germplasm system,” Gregory said. “Many of these species are grown for their disease resistance or some other small trait.” CAES News
Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit at UGA is protecting seeds for the future
The seeds of knowledge are planted every day at the University of Georgia. But the UGA Griffin campus sows seeds to store, aiding plant preservation and research at a global scale. UGA-Griffin is home to the Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s larger National Plant Germplasm System, spanning 19 sites across the U.S., plus three affiliated collections not held by the USDA.
Header image for 2022 CleanTech Symposium CAES News
Cleantech Symposium focuses on key areas of sustainability research and entrepreneurship
On April 20, the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the UGA Office of Sustainability, the Consulate General of Switzerland and the Swiss Business Hub in Atlanta will host the 2022 Cleantech Symposium to pose a critical question, “Can Tech Save the World?”
Audrey Young, Gracie Grimes, Anna Kate Hefner and Sage Barlow at Highbrighton Dairy in Montezuma. CAES News
CAES students get new views on industry during Georgia ag tour
Red barns, green pastures and the sound of roosters crowing at the crack of dawn. These are the images that come to mind when agriculture comes up, but ask the students who climbed aboard the charter bus for the 2022 Spring Break Tour through Georgia Agriculture, and what they say will broaden your perspective.
During the pandemic, many parents spent time with their children while gardening. (Getty Images) CAES News
COVID-19 pandemic fueled massive growth in green industry
Most people would say the COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t been a great couple of years. But for the green industry, like plant nurseries and greenhouses, it’s been a boon. But will the uptick in gardening last once the last coronavirus restrictions are lifted?
The Walker County 4-H Robotics Team, also known as the “DawgBytes,” earned a spot at the World Robotics Championships with their VEX IQ robot named “Cook.” Team members include (back row from left) Grant Matteson, Sam Brown, Liam Logan, (front row from left) Chyanne Martin, Mike Hardinger, Brendan Matteson, and Gregory Hobbs. CAES News
Walker County 4-H Robotics Team will compete at VEX Robotics World Championship
Seven Georgia 4-H'ers earned a shot at the 2022 VEX Robotics World Championship after competing at the Georgia VEX IQ Challenge Robotics competition. The Walker County 4-H Robotics Team earned the final Georgia spot at the world championship event this May in Dallas, Texas.
You would need about 70 pounds of compost to add the same amount of nutrients as 10 pounds of 10-10-10 fertilizer (containing 10% each nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium). CAES News
Compost enriches soil — but doesn’t replace fertilizer
The value of compost to a garden is probably not what most people think. Compost is not a substitute for fertilizer if you’re trying to grow crops that have a high nutrient demand. The real value of adding composted amendments to your garden is to loosen the soil and minimize compaction, improve the drainage and aeration of clay soils, and increase the nutrient-holding capacity of your soil.
(L) Graduate student Deandra Campbell use a texture analyzer to evaluate chicken hot dogs in a poultry sciences laboratory under the guidance of professor Harsha Thippareddi. CAES News
UGA partners with Fort Valley State University to launch new student research program
The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) is now accepting applications for a new internship program with Fort Valley State University (FVSU) slated for summer 2022.

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