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Garden tools are a great gift for any gardener. CAES News
Garden tools are a great gift for any gardener.
Green gifts
Both veteran and novice gardeners have spent many hours taking care of plants and gardens while spending extra time at home this year.
Blossom-end rot, which manifests in the first few weeks of growth after tomato flowers are pollinated, causes black, rotted areas on the blossom end of the fruit, opposite the stem. CAES News
Blossom-end rot, which manifests in the first few weeks of growth after tomato flowers are pollinated, causes black, rotted areas on the blossom end of the fruit, opposite the stem.
Tomato Research
Home gardeners and commercial farmers alike can attest to the disappointment of seeing a beautiful tomato ripening on a vine, only to discover that the fruit has dark, sunken pits at the blossom end of the fruit. Called blossom-end rot (BER), this physiological disorder is prevalent in fruit and vegetable crops, including tomatoes, and can cause severe economic losses.
A pivot uniformity or "catch can" test is conducted to verify that the system is applying water uniformly. Performing irrigation system maintenance during the winter months can ensure the system’s longevity. CAES News
A pivot uniformity or "catch can" test is conducted to verify that the system is applying water uniformly. Performing irrigation system maintenance during the winter months can ensure the system’s longevity.
Center pivot maintenance
With winter just around the corner, now is a good time to perform some preventive maintenance on center pivot irrigation systems and to have them winterized.
UGA's Department of Animal and Dairy Science is particularly invested in experiential learning opportunities to encourage workforce readiness among undergraduates, of whom only about 15% come from a traditional agricultural production background. CAES News
UGA's Department of Animal and Dairy Science is particularly invested in experiential learning opportunities to encourage workforce readiness among undergraduates, of whom only about 15% come from a traditional agricultural production background.
Industry Needs
By 2050, the animal and food industry will need to be able to feed a world with a projected population increase of 2.1 billion. With the help of industry and academic experts, University of Georgia researchers identified the most pressing issues for the animal and food industry.
Joined by departmental student ambassadors, Todd Applegate (far right), UGA poultry science department head, sends a thank you to donors for supporting the university’s Department of Poultry Science. CAES News
Joined by departmental student ambassadors, Todd Applegate (far right), UGA poultry science department head, sends a thank you to donors for supporting the university’s Department of Poultry Science.
Poultry Science Grant
The USPOULTRY Foundation recently awarded a $23,292 student recruiting grant to the University of Georgia.
The UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will hold a virtual convocation ceremony at noon on Friday, Dec. 18, to celebrate new graduates. CAES News
The UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will hold a virtual convocation ceremony at noon on Friday, Dec. 18, to celebrate new graduates.
Fall 2020 Convocation
The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will hold a virtual convocation ceremony at noon on Friday, Dec. 18, to celebrate new graduates.
Fall Forum CAES News
Fall Forum
Fall Forum
On Dec. 12, Senior 4-H’ers around the state will log in and connect with others for the virtual 4-H Fall Forum event “Georgia 4-H: We Stick Together.”
Jessica McGuire, with the nonprofit conservation organization Quail Forever, teaches students about wildlife conservation at Shiver Elementary School, where Grady County 4-H'ers planted a pollinator garden to help students understand the importance of protecting ecosystems. CAES News
Jessica McGuire, with the nonprofit conservation organization Quail Forever, teaches students about wildlife conservation at Shiver Elementary School, where Grady County 4-H'ers planted a pollinator garden to help students understand the importance of protecting ecosystems.
Preserving Pollinators
Eight Grady County 4-H’ers installed a pollinator garden at a local school as part of a yearlong program highlighting the importance of pollinators.
Doster Harper, a junior studying agriscience and environmental systems at the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, was named president of the 2020-21 National FFA Officer Team. Harper is from Covington, Georgia, and attended Newton College and Career Academy. (Photo by Sean Montgomery) CAES News
Doster Harper, a junior studying agriscience and environmental systems at the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, was named president of the 2020-21 National FFA Officer Team. Harper is from Covington, Georgia, and attended Newton College and Career Academy. (Photo by Sean Montgomery)
Doster Harper
At first, Doster Harper didn’t think FFA or a career in agriculture was a good fit for him. But a science experiment about honeybees and some encouragement from his advisor and older students helped change his mind.