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The UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will celebrate its graduates virtually on the CAES YouTube channel at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 13. Faculty, staff, students, friends and family are encouraged to tune in and cheer on the college's newest alumni in the live chat. CAES News
The UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will celebrate its graduates virtually on the CAES YouTube channel at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 13. Faculty, staff, students, friends and family are encouraged to tune in and cheer on the college's newest alumni in the live chat.
CAES convocation ceremony will remain virtual for spring
While plans for spring commencement at the University of Georgia will now include unlimited guests and the option for students to sit on Dooley Field at Sanford Stadium, the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) will proceed with plans for a virtual Convocation ceremony for its undergraduate and graduate candidates at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 13.
The Passion hibiscus, developed by UGA plant breeder John Ruter, has burgundy and red leaves and bright-green flower buds that bloom into massive pink flowers. CAES News
The Passion hibiscus, developed by UGA plant breeder John Ruter, has burgundy and red leaves and bright-green flower buds that bloom into massive pink flowers.
UGA plant breeders have developed vivid varieties ideal for Mother's Day
Plants and flowers are popular choices for Mother’s Day gifts each year and University of Georgia plant breeders are responsible for many beautiful varieties available in garden stores.
CAES Dean and Director Nick Place (left) and UGA blueberry entomologist Ashfaq Sial ceremonially plant the first blueberry bush in the new research orchard at UGA's Durham Horticulture Farm in Watkinsville, Georgia. CAES News
CAES Dean and Director Nick Place (left) and UGA blueberry entomologist Ashfaq Sial ceremonially plant the first blueberry bush in the new research orchard at UGA's Durham Horticulture Farm in Watkinsville, Georgia.
UGA establishes new blueberry research orchard at Durham Horticulture Farm in Watkinsville
Native to North America, blueberries are the most-recently commercially domesticated fruit in the U.S. Just a little over a century ago researchers began studying this wild berry with an intent to develop improved varieties for commercial cultivation.
From Alaska to Wyoming, hundreds of grateful alumni, friends, students and parents made gifts supporting the CAES during 2021's Georgia Giving Week April 17 to 23. CAES News
From Alaska to Wyoming, hundreds of grateful alumni, friends, students and parents made gifts supporting the CAES during 2021's Georgia Giving Week April 17 to 23.
CAES alumni and friends set new records for philanthropy during Georgia Giving Week
Hundreds of donors representing all 50 states showed their support for the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) during the third annual Georgia Giving Week April 17 to 23, with many gifts flooding in on Monday, the inaugural CAES Giving Day.
(Center, L-R) Resident Dr. Megan Partyka and Dr. Joerg Mayer inspect a beehive frame during a beekeeping class. (Photo by Dorothy Kozlowski/UGA) CAES News
(Center, L-R) Resident Dr. Megan Partyka and Dr. Joerg Mayer inspect a beehive frame during a beekeeping class. (Photo by Dorothy Kozlowski/UGA)
10 ways UGA is helping honeybees
University of Georgia faculty and students are working to better understand pollinators and the threats they face. Pollinating bees are vital to healthy crops and a thriving ecosystem, but are under threat of extinction from disease, pollution and other factors. Here are 10 ways UGA is working to help pollinators.
Dario Chavez, associate professor of horticulture on the UGA Griffin campus, shows off the drip irrigation system in the peach orchard of the Dempsey Research Farm used to study irrigation and fertilization management for young peach trees. CAES News
Dario Chavez, associate professor of horticulture on the UGA Griffin campus, shows off the drip irrigation system in the peach orchard of the Dempsey Research Farm used to study irrigation and fertilization management for young peach trees.
Irrigation benefits both newly planted and established peach trees in UGA study
While peach orchards are a common sight throughout middle and south Georgia — helping the Peach State live up to its name — peach producers need more than just the title to ensure that both long-established groves and newly planted fields are successful.
Fanbin Kong, professor of food engineering at UGA’s Department of Food Science and Technology, works to build artificial gastrointestinal systems and study the digestion of food and nonfood materials. (Photo by Dorothy Kozlowski/UGA) CAES News
Fanbin Kong, professor of food engineering at UGA’s Department of Food Science and Technology, works to build artificial gastrointestinal systems and study the digestion of food and nonfood materials. (Photo by Dorothy Kozlowski/UGA)
Fanbin Kong researches human digestion processes with multidisciplinary collaboration
Food engineering professor Fanbin Kong has dedicated his life to studying how our bodies process the food we eat. Through his current research, Kong is gaining insights into how some nonfood materials may assist in weight loss.
Farmers participate in a seed multiplication project led by extension personnel in Malawi. CAES News
Farmers participate in a seed multiplication project led by extension personnel in Malawi.
UGA researchers study impact of extension on agricultural productivity in Kenya, Malawi
For decades, farmers in Kenya and Malawi have suffered declining agricultural productivity due to climate change and unsuccessful adoption of advanced agricultural technology. However, new research from the University of Georgia indicates that improving government policy while integrating indigenous methods with new technology will increase the productivity of struggling farms.
UGA Extension offices are often a critical resource for many Farm to School programs and gardens, offering curricula, publications and sometimes even hands-on labor. CAES News
UGA Extension offices are often a critical resource for many Farm to School programs and gardens, offering curricula, publications and sometimes even hands-on labor.
UGA Extension offers support for Farm to School programs
The idea and principles of Farm to School programs have been around for more than two decades, but it took nearly half that time for adoption and funding to garner growth and wider attention.

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The CAES newswire features the latest popular science and lifestyle stories relating to agricultural, consumer and environmental sciences as well as UGA Extension programs and services around the state.

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