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Whiteflies on a cotton plant in a lab on the UGA Tifton campus.
August 24, 2018 CAES News
Whitefly pressure a concern for cotton growers with late planted crop
Georgia cotton farmers who planted their crop late this year need to be mindful of potential whitefly pressure, according to Phillip Roberts, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension entomologist.
Calvin Perry instructs 4-H campers during the annual 4-H20 camp at Stripling Irrigation Research Park. CAES News
UGA C.M. Stripling Irrigation Research Park recognized for practicing water conservation
Thanks to its pledge to help farmers use irrigation more efficiently, the University of Georgia’s C.M. Stripling Irrigation Research Park has been included in the Georgia Water Coalition’s 2018 Clean 13 Report.
UGA-Tifton professor Greg Fonsah talks to a student during UGA ShowCAES in 2016. CAES News
UGA-Tifton set to host students during annual ShowCAES event
The University of Georgia Tifton campus invites high school and college students to ShowCAES 2018, an annual recruitment event that educates students and their parents about admission requirements and academic programs that are offered by UGA’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
Upland cotton typically produces cotton with short or medium fibers.  Regents' Professor Andrew Paterson, and fellow CAES crop and soil sciences professor Peng Chee, are working to develop upland cotton varieties with longer fibers. CAES News
UGA to host annual Cotton and Peanut Research Field Day
Farmers and industry supporters are invited to the annual University of Georgia Cotton and Peanut Research Field Day to be held on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, on the UGA Tifton campus and UGA research farms in Tift County.
Johnson Collins, of Jasper, Georgia, spent 12 weeks this summer working in the office of Sen. Johnny Isakson as part of the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Congressional Agricultural Fellowship program. CAES News
UGA student Johnson Collins's time in the U.S. capital helped chart her path ahead
Johnson Collins, a small-town girl from Jasper, Georgia, never believed she would work in the nation’s capital.
Apurba Barman, a post-doc researcher on the UGA Tifton campus, examines a cotton plant filled with whiteflies. CAES News
Traps key component of UGA whitefly research
More than 800 miles of roadway, spanning from Dothan, Alabama, to Vidalia, Georgia, serve as a testing ground for University of Georgia whitefly research.
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