The department of Crop and Soil Sciences welcomes as new department head, Dr. Jodi Johnson-Maynard!
Jodi comes to UGA from the University of Idaho where she spent 23 years on faculty, serving in a variety of roles including Head of the Department of Soil and Water Systems.
Jodi’s research is focused on soil management and she has led several large, federally funded, interdisciplinary research projects focused on building more resilient agricultural systems. Jodi has completed more than 20 graduate students as major professor, and has advised more than 40 undergraduate researchers during her career.
In her role at UGA, Jodi is most excited about working with faculty to grow undergraduate and graduate programs, build additional capacity in research and to continue to serve stakeholders through excellence in Extension.
Congratulations to Crop and Soil Sciences faculty member Wayne Parrot, a Distinguished Research Professor, on being named a Fellow of the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB).
ASPB is a professional scientific society, headquartered in Rockville, MD, that is devoted to the advancement of the plant sciences worldwide. With a membership of some 3,000 plant scientists from throughout the United States and around the world, the Society publishes two of the most widely cited plant science journals, The Plant Cell and Plant Physiology, and co-publishes the Open Access journal
ASPB also hosts the annual Plant Biology conference; supports plant science outreach, engagement, and advocacy; and powers the Plantae digital ecosystem for plant scientists.
All About the Pod Podcast
Crop and Soil Sciences graduate student Macie Wheeler recently received a "Communication of Research and Scholarship Grant". This funding has allowed Macie to start a info-packed peanut podcast!
All About the Pod, presented by the UGA Peanut Team, is a recurring podcast for peanut producers, industry partners, and anyone interested in learning about science-backed peanut production.
The goal of this podcast is to educate others about up-to-date problems our researchers see in the field. All About the Pod will feature extension specialists, research faculty, graduate students, extension agents, industry allies, and growers.
Crop and Soil Sciences Grad Students Win at IIPA Conference
In the first-ever International Conference of Integrative Precision Agriculture, three Crop and Soil Sciences graduate students took top honors in the Poster Competition.
- Jasia Jannat (advised by Dr. Vellidis) was awarded 1st place in the Ph.D. Competition
- Amrinder Jakhar (advised by Dr. Bastos) was awarded 2nd place in the Ph.D. Competition
- Coleman Byers (advised by Dr. Virk) was awarded 2nd place in the M.S. Competition
Congratulations to all for representing the department so well!
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