Students in the UGA Horticulture Club prepare for their Spring Plant Sale, which will be held April 6-8 and April 12-15. CAES News
Spring plant sales, Plantapalooza make for one-stop shopping
Spring is here, which means it’s time to plant summer gardens. Through plant sales and the annual Plantapalooza event on Saturday, April 14, the Trial Gardens at the University of Georgia; the State Botanical Garden of Georgia; the UGA Horticulture Club; the Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics (PBGG) Graduate Student Association; and the Plant Biology Graduate Student Association (PBGSA) make plant-buying easy.
Thinning pine stands benefits the timber stand and the owner. Reducing stand density reduces competition for nutrients, space and light and improves the vigor, growth rate and overall quality of the remaining trees. CAES News
Experts to host Agroforestry and Wildlife Field Day in Griffin, Georgia, Sept. 20
Pine straw production, timber sales and wildlife management will top the list of topics at the Agroforestry and Wildlife Field Day slated for Thursday, Sept. 20, at the University of Georgia’s Westbrook Research Farm in Griffin, Georgia.
Chef Daniel Barber will speak at UGA from 2-4 p.m. on April 10 at the Richard Russell Special Collections Library, sponsored by the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. CAES News
Award-winning chef, farmer Dan Barber to speak at UGA on the future of food, sustainability
Dan Barber, chef and national farm-to-table and sustainable food systems advocate, will deliver a lecture, “What Kind of Menu will Meet the Challenges of the Future? Exploring a New Recipe for Good Food from the Ground Up,” at the University of Georgia’s Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries on Tuesday, April 10.
Professor Changying (Charlie) Li works with graduate students (L-R) Yu Jiang and Shangpeng Sun with a robot in a blueberry field. Li is heading a new research initiative at UGA, the Phenomics and Plant Robotics Center. The center will spearhead new research into using robots, sensing and data analysis to help aid the development of new crop varieties. CAES News
UGA Phenomics and Plant Robotics Center readies researchers for the intersection of big data, robotics and agriculture
Automated data collection and analysis pipelines are changing the way humans generate and use information. At the University of Georgia, researchers harness the power of advanced sensing, robotics and big-data analytics to change agriculture.
A conservation tillage system begins with a cover crop that's planted during the fallow times of the year, such as late fall and early winter when row crops have been harvested. Pictured is corn and rye residue, part of a conservation tillage system on Barry Martin's farm in Hawkinsville, Georgia. CAES News
$198,000 Conservation Innovation Grant to fund UGA cover crop research
A $198,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)-sponsored Conservation Innovation Grant will support ongoing University of Georgia research on cover crops and the effects of those crops on water quality and availability for row crop production.
During January 2018, temperatures across Georgia were below normal. CAES News
Cooler-than-normal January brought welcome snow but no relief from expanded drought
Georgia saw a cooler-than-normal start to the year, and most of the state posted average temperatures between 2.5 and 4 degrees below normal. With cool, dry air expected to dominate Georgia’s climate in coming weeks, there is a chance that drought could continue expanding across the state and may persist through the spring.