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Since joining the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences in 2014, sensory scientist Koushik Adhikari has led consumer panels on roasted peanuts, Vidalia onions, steak and dog food. CAES News
Sensory Science
A University of Georgia food scientist is turning to a logical source for input on which foods consumers like and which they don’t like. His research involves recruiting people from all walks of life to come into his laboratory in Griffin, Georgia, and taste food.
Broilers in a poultry house. CAES News
Avian Influenza
Avian influenza can’t make humans sick, but it has driven the cost of eggs up and will result in consumers paying more for their holiday turkeys.
Satsuma oranges are grown predominantly in Alabama, Louisiana and California. CAES News
Satsumas
Fruit growers are encouraged to attend a satsuma orange production and fruit marketing meeting at the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension office in Lowndes County on Wednesday, Sept. 9, at 9:30 a.m.
Teila and Walter Driggers gather collard greens on their farm in Collins, Georgia. As a farm wife, Teila helps her husband grow and sell their crops. An up-coming workshop for farm women is designed for for women just like Teila. CAES News
Farm Women Workshops
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension will present two three-day workshops through Annie’s Project, a national education program, specifically geared toward women in farming.
Tim Coolong holds a bell pepper and tomato. Both vegetables, grown on the UGA Tifton Campus, show symptoms of blossom end rot. CAES News
Blossom End Rot
Georgia’s bell pepper farmers experienced a setback in production this spring. According to University of Georgia vegetable horticulturist Tim Coolong, some Georgia growers experienced losses of up to 25 percent due to blossom end rot — a calcium-related disorder.
UGA Cooperative Extension has great ideas on how to prepare healthy, family-pleasing meals on a budget and is offering a cooking class for busy families July 18 at Rock Eagle 4-H Center. CAES News
Saturday at the Rock
While summer may mean more relaxed schedules, later bedtimes and little more time to spend on weeknight suppers, but the new school year will be here soon.
Georgia's Vidalia onions are available to purchase now. To keep their sweet taste around all year long, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension food safety experts say to store them in the freezer. CAES News
Vidalia Onion Crop
Heavy rainfall and high winds contributed to Georgia farmers growing fewer Vidalia onions this year, but demand for the popular vegetable and low yields for Texas onions helped keep prices steady.
Tim Coolong, UGA vegetable horticulturist, looks for squash in a plot on the UGA Tifton Campus. CAES News
Squash Research
A University of Georgia vegetable horticulturist is searching for new squash varieties to help Georgia farmers improve the state’s $24.7 million squash industry.
Kale is being researched on the UGA Tifton Campus. CAES News
Georgia Kale
A “green superfood” is making its way into the mainstream and into the fields of southwest Georgia farms, according to a University of Georgia vegetable expert. Increased consumer demand in connection with its many health benefits has Georgia farmers planting, and selling, more of the leafy green.