Crop and soil science research coordinator Dale Wood, from left, doctoral student Ben Stewart-Brown, research professional Brice Wilson, Monsanto fleet manager Brian Brand and Professor Zenglu Li stand with a new Alamco planter. CAES News
Monsanto global plant breeding donates second research planter to UGA's Iron Horse Farm
No matter what kind of technology plant breeders use in the lab, developing more sustainable and productive crop varieties takes a lot of time in the field. 
University of Georgia organic horticulture expert Julia Gaskin will lead a session on selecting and managing cover crops during this year's Georgia Organics Conference. Participants will learn how to choose the right cover crop combinations to meet specific goals through production-rotation scenarios. Gaskin is shown teaching participants about soil composition at the 2011 Georgia Organics Conference. CAES News
Sustainable agriculture advocate honored with University of Georgia Walter Barnard Hill Award for Distinguished Achievement in Public Service and Outreach
For the past 19 years, Julia Gaskin has worked to prove that conservation tillage and cover crops don’t have to be dirty words when it comes to conventional farming. 
Carolyn Einertson, who was mentored by Stephen Nickerson of the Department of Animal and Dairy Science, won first place in the oral presentation section of the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Undergraduate Research Symposium with her talk, “Using Pre-Calving Mammary Secretions to Predict Udder Infection Status in Dairy Heifers.” CAES News
CAES students highlight research achievements at CAES Undergraduate Research Symposium
Almost 50 University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) undergraduate students showcased their research projects and competed in the seventh annual CAES Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 11.
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Scientists work to produce poplar trees, switchgrass that can efficiently convert to biofuels
A research team led by the University of Georgia has discovered that manipulation of the same gene in poplar trees and switchgrass produced plants that grow better and are more efficiently converted to biofuels.
Chef Dan Barber and Row 7 Seeds employee Charlotte Douglas tour the greenhouses at Whippoorwill Farms in Winterville, Georgia while Barber was in Athens to speak at the University of Georgia Tuesday, April 10. CAES News
Chef Dan Barber believes the future of local food lies in locally produced seeds
In just under two decades, the local food movement has changed the way many people think about their food. Now it’s time for the next step: a local seed system.
University of Georgia Professor Paul Raymer has served Georgia agriculture as a variety tester, a soybean specialist, a canola breeder and a turfgrass breeder. For the past 15 years, he has focused on developing improved cultivars of seashore paspalum, tall fescue and creeping bentgrass for high-stress environments. CAES News
Crop and soil sciences professor's career rooted in Green Revolution
More than 40 years ago, a young man from Arkansas decided to become an agriculture major because "it was the beginning of the Green Revolution, and agriculture had a bright future." Today that man, University of Georgia professor Paul Raymer, has served Georgia agriculture as a variety tester, a soybean specialist, a canola breeder and a turfgrass breeder.