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Blueberries growing on the Alapaha farm in Alapaha, Georgia in this file photo. CAES News
IPM Grant
The University of Georgia has been awarded a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture to develop organic methods of controlling the Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD). 
Reddening leaf tips indicate damage to oats and appears to be caused by barley yellow dwarf virus. CAES News
Oats
From what’s being observed in some South Georgia pastures this fall, oats are struggling, with growers seeing issues from cold damage, nutrient and moisture stress and possible Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus. Above average rainfall in November and December also have prevented cattle from getting into oat pastures for winter grazing.
Kris Braman heads UGA’s Department of Entomology. She joined the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences faculty in 1989, working on the college’s campus in Griffin, Georgia. She was recently selected for the university's Women’s Leadership Fellows Program. CAES News
Braman Honored
University of Georgia professor Kris Braman has been named one of nine cohorts in the 2018-2019 Women’s Leadership Fellows Program at UGA.
Some 135 people attended the first UGA’s first Rural Stress Summit held Dec. 10-11 at the Crowne Plaza Atlanta Airport in Atlanta. Sponsored by UGA’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, College of Family and Consumer Sciences and School of Social Work, the event drew participants from 20 states and the District of Colombia and was organized to educate and motivate representatives of state and federal funded groups that serve rural Americans. CAES News
Rural Stress
A farmer driving a tractor over rolling fields of crops ready to harvest is often the idyllic image associated with farm life. In reality, the life of a farmer is often wrought with worry and financial stress due to a variety of factors from crop disease and destructive insects to violent storms, drought, and damaging floods. All of these factors and more contribute to the sobering fact that the suicide rate among farmers is the third highest of any vocational group, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Temple Grandin, world-renowned animal agriculture consultant and advocate for the autism community, spoke to a crowd of about 400 Georgia 4-H club members and supporters on Dec. 4, 2018, at the UGA Livestock Arena. The event was hosted by Jackson County 4-H. CAES News
Temple Grandin
Temple Grandin, world-renowned animal agriculture consultant and advocate for the autism community, is no stranger to overcoming challenges. So when Grandin stepped to the podium and told a crowd of young people to think their problems through and face what scares them, they listened.
John Buckwalter, Chair of the Board on Human Sciences of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities presents 
Professor Judy Harrison, of the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences Department of Foods and Nutrition with the 2018 Outstanding Engagement Award. CAES News
Food Safety Honored
Judy Harrison, a professor in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences Department of Foods and Nutrition at the University of Georgia, was selected to receive the 2018 Outstanding Engagement Award from the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities’ (APLU) Board on Human Sciences.
CAES Office of Global Programs Associate Director Vicki McMaken, CAES doctoral candidate Davis Musia Gimode and CAES undergraduate Sara Reeves attended this year’s World Food Prize symposium in Des Moines, Iowa. CAES News
World Food Prize
Students in the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) spend a lot of class time discussing ways to end food insecurity, but there are many lessons that can’t be learned in the classroom.
Christmas lights are a normal part of celebrating during the Holiday season. CAES News
Holiday Safety
The holiday season is a great time for families to get together to decorate and celebrate. If celebrating is a family affair, safety can be too.
CAES Dean Sam Pardue chats with peanut economist Adam Rabinowitz following the Ag Forecast in Lyons, Georgia, on Jan. 30, 2018. CAES News
Ag Forecast
Sam Pardue, dean of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES), will serve as the keynote speaker at the upcoming Georgia Ag Forecast seminar series set for Jan. 22 through Feb. 1. The annual meetings allow UGA agricultural economists to address Georgia’s farmers, lenders and agribusiness leaders about the latest trends and economic conditions in Georgia’s No. 1 industry — agriculture.
UGA Extension weed scientist Stanley Culpepper speaks about weed research during a field day. CAES News
Using Pesticides Wisely
A state program aimed at teaching farmers and other pesticide applicators how to properly apply pesticides continues to limit pesticide drift in Georgia. The educational training system, called “Using Pesticides Wisely,” was created by University of Georgia Cooperative Extension and the Georgia Department of Agriculture. UGA Extension weed scientist Stanley Culpepper, who developed the training, credits Georgia farmers’ excellent teamwork and decision-making for the low number of pesticide drift complaints in Georgia in 2017.