The University of Georgia Turfgrass Research Field Day is set for Thursday, Aug. 9, on the UGA Griffin campus. The event will include updates on the latest research about the diseases, insects and weeds that affect Georgia turfgrasses.
Silverleaf whiteflies devastated Georgia’s cotton and fall vegetable crops last year. In response to this crisis, a team of University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences research and UGA Cooperative Extension specialists is studying the pests statewide to help cotton and vegetable farmers avoid another year of disappointing crops.
Starting July 10, University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) graduate students will hit the road to explore career opportunities available in the crop protection industry and the Cooperative Extension System.
Pepper weevils are such a threat to Georgia’s pepper crop that University of Georgia vegetable entomologist David Riley says Georgia farmers and agricultural workers should immediately kill any weevils found on fruit, equipment or clothes.
The University of Georgia’s Double Dawgs program is a significant recruiting tool for the university’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES), according to Breanna Coursey, CAES director of student and employer engagement.