Published on 12/22/00

2000 in Review: Science

  • Agriculture
  • Weather
  • Environment
  • Science
  • Foods

April 19: 'Talking' Chickens Make Life Easier for Poultry. Summertime living has never been easy for Georgia chickens. But a few "talking" chickens may soon reduce the heat's heavy toll.

July 11: New Turf Grass Needs Much Less Water. For the hot, dry days that arrive nearly every summer, UGA agricultural scientists have developed a new grass that needs much less water.

July 26: Spectral Imaging Puts Plant Health in New Light. The best time to treat a stressed plant may be just before you can see it's stressed. The trick is to know when that is.

July 31: Birds, Bees, Cows: Cattle Breeding Revisited. It takes two. Cattle breeders know that, but for decades they've focused all their herd-improvement efforts on the bulls.

Aug. 15: Technology Helps Modern Chickens Cool It. The hot, dry weather this summer worries people exposed to the extreme heat. But many chickens don't know it's so hot outside.

Sept. 23: Researcher Uses Worm to Replace Mice. Chemicals are routinely tested on lab mice before they're placed on the market. A new technique may reduce the number of mice needed for testing.

Nov. 29: New Soybeans Mark Exciting New Era. A Georgia marriage of old and new technologies has taken new soybean varieties from zero to commercial reality in less than five years.

Dec. 6: Plants Have Alternative Way to Stay Fresh. When plants and animals become stressed, part of the oxygen they use can turn into poison and accelerate the aging process.

Brad Haire is the former news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

Faith Peppers is the director of public affairs with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.