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CRSS Globe Getter

As a CRSS Doctoral student. Kelvin Jimmy Awori's goal is to help improve food security in the midst of climate change.

Read more in CAES Cultivate

Southern Cover Crops Council Award

Michaela Lubbers (MS student advised by Dr. Jenn Thompson) received first place in the student poster competition.

Lubbers' poster was titled "Exploring the Barriers and Benefits of Cover Crops among Northeast Commodity Croppers for Tailored Outreach and Communication." 

Grad Student Uses Modeling to Quantify Flash Drought

Flash drought is the rapid onset or intensification of relatively short-term agricultural drought.

Learn how Crop and Soil Sciences Ph.D. student, Jasia Jannat (advisor: Dr. Vellidis), is quantifying its effects in the Southeast.

Read More in Irrigation Today

Undergrad Presents Research at ASA Meeting

Audrey Young, a fourth-year student majoring in Agriscience and Environmental Systems (AES), recently presented her undergraduate research project at the 2022 ASA, CSSA, SSSA International Annual Meeting in Baltimore. 

Her research is on post-emergent herbicide use on carpetgrass. Audrey has been working with Dr. Gerald Henry.


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.

Listen to "All About the Pod" Now

Tech Paper of the Year

Gleicy Cavalcante, a 2021 graduate with a Master's in Environmental Engineering, received the "Technical Paper of the Year” Award at the 2022 International Erosion Control Association (IECA) annual conference. Cavalcante, co-advised by Gary Hawkins (Crop and Soil Sciences), Bill Tollner (College of Engineering), and Jon Calabria (College of Environment + Design) graduated with a Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering.

Her project researched the removal efficiency of sediment and nutrients from highway runoff on an interstate in Atlanta GA using a bioretention basin. She is currently working with an Environmental Consulting firm in Tampa, FL.

The IECA Technical Paper of the Year is awarded to the technical paper from the IECA Annual Conference that receives the highest peer review score from the IECA Conference Review Team. The paper is judged on research, support of hypothesis, accurate and appropriate methods being used and identified, the collection of data and conclusion of research.

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