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Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black, Gabon's Minister of Agriculture, Livestock Fisheries and Rural Development, Julien Nkoghe-Bekale and UGA College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Dean J. Scott Angle sign an agreement promising future cooperation on agricultural development projects on Nov. 20. CAES News
Gabon partnership
The government of Gabon has tapped Georgia’s agricultural experts to help the central African nation develop a more self-sufficient agricultural system.
Participants view exhibits at the 2010 Southeast Bioenergy Conference at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center. CAES News
Alternative energy conference
From wood pellet and biodiesel production or mining landfills for methane to running county patrol cars and busses on everything from propane to peanut oil — Georgia has become a laboratory for testing new energy technologies.
2012 World Food Prize Laureate and UGA CAES alumnus Daniel Hillel will deliver the 2012 DW Brooks Lecture on Nov. 8. CAES News
Daniel Hillel
Daniel Hillel, the 2012 World Food Prize Laureate and a 1950 graduate of the University of Georgia, spent the better part of his career perfecting arid- land farming methods in Israel and sharing them with farmers across the Middle East, Africa and parts of Asia. On Nov. 8, Hillel will return to Athens to deliver the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences’ 2012 D.W. Brooks Lecture at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education.
Rows of cover crops being grown for research at UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences organic research and demonstration farm in Watkinsville. CAES News
Fall Cover Crops
Cover crops may be your secret weapon to a better harvest next spring. Any gardener who was disappointed in their corn, tomato or squash harvests this summer might want to start planning for next summer’s crop now by thinking about planting cover crops.
An August 30, 2012 map detailing the precipitation over Georgia since Aug. 22. CAES News
Hurricane Isaac
Forecasters initially projected that rains from Hurricane Isaac could erase or at least put a large dent in Georgia’s drought, but the state has seen little relief.
Bidens growing at the Unversity of Georgia campus in Tifton as part of a SARE trail researching cover crops as beneficial companion plants. CAES News
Detering tomato spotted wilt virus
U.S. Department of Agriculture-sponsored research at the University of Georgia campus in Tifton is looking into the potential of using a cover crop system to improve soil and prevent tomato spotted wilt virus.
Georgia farmer Relinda Walker displays organic peanuts on her farm. CAES News
Organic peanut research
Georgia farmers grow more than 45 percent of the nation’s peanut supply, but almost none of the organic peanuts that a growing number of consumers want.
Map showing precipitation totals across Georgia in July 2012. CAES News
July climate summary
Drought conditions in most parts of the state stabilized in July, although there was an increase in exceptional drought in west-central Georgia due to the heat and lack of rainfall.
Sorghum plant growing in the field. CAES News
Biofuels research grants
In the ongoing search for cleaner, renewable energy sources, biofuels derived from trees, shrubs and grasses have emerged as a strong candidate. But creating the next generation’s energy source is not as simple as growing a few crops; extensive research is required to ensure these plants produce enough biomass and fuel per acre to make biomass farming economically viable.
Fresh brown eggs from chickens raised by a Pike County, Ga., farmer. CAES News
Raising backyard chickens
If your family is one of the many considering raising a flock of backyard chickens, there are a few things you may want to consider before you bring the birds home to roost.