News from the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Swelling (galls) produced by the root-knot nematode on the roots of okra grown on an organic farm in Georgia. CAES News
Swelling (galls) produced by the root-knot nematode on the roots of okra grown on an organic farm in Georgia.
Nematode Research
While weeds and plant parasites are a concern for all agricultural producers, organic producers are doubly challenged to combat these problems without chemical solutions. Through a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a University of Georgia researcher is working to discover and integrate biological products and cover crops to control nematodes and weeds in organic vegetable production.
Murray County 4-H Tech Changemakers gather for a photo before an informational session in 2019. CAES News
Murray County 4-H Tech Changemakers gather for a photo before an informational session in 2019.
4-H Tech Changemakers
With increased electronic communication leaving many members of older generations behind, a partnership between the Microsoft Corporation and the National 4-H Council has mobilized an energized group of 4-H Technology Changemakers to help provide resources and training to level the playing field.
Georgia 4-H'ers participate in the State Forestry Field Day at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, Georgia. CAES News
Georgia 4-H'ers participate in the State Forestry Field Day at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, Georgia.
4-H State Forestry Field Day
Twenty-six Georgia 4-H’ers participated in the State Forestry Field Day for program year 2021 on Sept. 19 at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, Georgia. Throughout the afternoon event, participants adhered to COVID-19 prevention measures as guided by the CDC.
Ashfaq Sial is leading a multistate team of researchers to develop and implement long-term sustainable strategies to control spotted wing drosophila. CAES News
Ashfaq Sial is leading a multistate team of researchers to develop and implement long-term sustainable strategies to control spotted wing drosophila.
Fruit Pest Research
The University of Georgia has just been awarded a $5.4 million grant by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture through the Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) to develop long-term sustainable methods for controlling the spotted wing drosophila.
ShowCAES will be held via Zoom web conference from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29. CAES News
ShowCAES will be held via Zoom web conference from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29.
ShowCAES
The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and UGA Tifton campus are providing high school and college students an online opportunity to explore majors and careers at the upcoming annual ShowCAES event.
The CAES Rural Scholars Program was inspired by alumnus Keith Kelly's vision to create a scholarship program for agricultural and environmental sciences students from Georgia's rural communities. CAES News
The CAES Rural Scholars Program was inspired by alumnus Keith Kelly's vision to create a scholarship program for agricultural and environmental sciences students from Georgia's rural communities.
CAES Rural Scholars Program
A new scholarship program funded by University of Georgia alumni and benefiting qualified students from rural areas of Georgia who seek to earn degrees from UGA’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is now recruiting students for its first cohort to begin in fall 2021.
UGA Animal and Dairy Science Department Head Francis L. Fluharty (right) and Dengpan Bu, professor of animal nutrition in the Institute of Animal Science of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, met to discuss ideas for collaboration and sign an MOU two years ago. The departments hope to expand the relationship to include undergraduate and graduate student exchanges. (file photo) CAES News
UGA Animal and Dairy Science Department Head Francis L. Fluharty (right) and Dengpan Bu, professor of animal nutrition in the Institute of Animal Science of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, met to discuss ideas for collaboration and sign an MOU two years ago. The departments hope to expand the relationship to include undergraduate and graduate student exchanges. (file photo)
International ADS Partnership
An animal and dairy science class at the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) is gaining international experience by establishing a virtual collaboration with the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences in the Institute of Animal Science (CAAS-IAS) in Beijing, China. This intercultural partnership allows students and faculty to sustain a joint scientific effort while travel is largely suspended due to COVID-19.
Oleander aphids, also called milkweed aphids, commonly appear on milkweed. Remove them using a wet paper towel or sticky tape. CAES News
Oleander aphids, also called milkweed aphids, commonly appear on milkweed. Remove them using a wet paper towel or sticky tape.
Milkweed Pests
With the fall migration underway for monarch butterflies through November, gardeners should soon start seeing the colorful creatures on their travels south. It's also time to be on the lookout for pests of common milkweed (Ascelpias tuberosa), the most popular milkweed plant grown in Georgia butterfly gardens.
UGA poultry science researchers will study various potential contamination methods for SARS-CoV-2 in meat and poultry plants and what product-treatment methods can be used to mitigate the virus on food products. CAES News
UGA poultry science researchers will study various potential contamination methods for SARS-CoV-2 in meat and poultry plants and what product-treatment methods can be used to mitigate the virus on food products.
Meat Processing Safety
Poultry researchers at the University of Georgia are partnering with a team from Kansas State University to study how to effectively control the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in the nation's meat and poultry processing facilities.
Yellow jacket encounters spike this time of year. As we spend more time outdoors, yellow jackets and wasps will be seen foraging more often. CAES News
Yellow jacket encounters spike this time of year. As we spend more time outdoors, yellow jackets and wasps will be seen foraging more often.
Cool Weather Pests
As the weather cools across the state, several fall insects will begin to take center stage around Georgia homes. Be on the lookout for these nuisance pests and make preparations to deter them from entering your home for the winter.