Pictured are the symptoms of Alternaria leaf blight disease on brassica crops, including broccoli, collard and kale. Alternaria is a foliar pathogen, and symptoms first appear on older leaves as small, dark spots that gradually enlarge with concentric rings. CAES News
Pictured are the symptoms of Alternaria leaf blight disease on brassica crops, including broccoli, collard and kale. Alternaria is a foliar pathogen, and symptoms first appear on older leaves as small, dark spots that gradually enlarge with concentric rings.
Alternaria leaf blight
Popular vegetables like broccoli and kale are among the crops that could be in danger from Alternaria leaf blight — a disease that can cause spots on some brassica crops and render them unmarketable — which has developed resistance to a once-dependable fungicide Georgia farmers rely on, according to Bhabesh Dutta, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension plant pathologist.
Homegrown tomatoes are one of the most popular fruits available at roadside produce stands. CAES News
Homegrown tomatoes are one of the most popular fruits available at roadside produce stands.
Produce Training
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension and the Georgia Department of Agriculture will host a free one-day workshop for produce farmers on Thursday, March 14, at Little Ocmulgee State Park in Helena, Georgia.
Eric Yirenkyi Danquah, founder of the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI), right, maize field with WACCI co-founder Kwame Offei, center, and maize breeder Martin Adjei. CAES News
Eric Yirenkyi Danquah, founder of the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI), right, maize field with WACCI co-founder Kwame Offei, center, and maize breeder Martin Adjei.
WACCI
Cassava, taro, cowpea: these are the crops that are going fuel the next phase of the green revolution. Today, African researchers are working to develop improved varieties of traditional African crops to meet local food security challenges.
"Ag Snapshots," a pocket-sized book created by the University of Georgia Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development, summarizes Georgia’s farm gate values in an easy-to-read format. CAES News
"Ag Snapshots," a pocket-sized book created by the University of Georgia Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development, summarizes Georgia’s farm gate values in an easy-to-read format.
Farm Gate Values
Determining the value of Georgia’s agricultural commodities is on University of Georgia agricultural economist Kent Wolfe’s list of job responsibilities. He does it every year, but it’s not a one-man job. Director of the UGA Center for Agribusiness and Development (CAED), Wolfe gets a lot of help from UGA Cooperative Extension county agents across the state.
During Tim Coolong’s years as a state ­vegetable specialist, his research focused on variety trials and developing irrigation and fertilization recommendations for farmers (photo by Dorothy Kozlowski). CAES News
During Tim Coolong’s years as a state ­vegetable specialist, his research focused on variety trials and developing irrigation and fertilization recommendations for farmers (photo by Dorothy Kozlowski).
Betting on Veggies
With the current focus on local food and farm-to-table eating, it’s hard to remember that 20 years ago very few people cared where their tomatoes came from. 
Cotton is watered on the UGA Tifton campus in 2014. Irrigation equipment needs to be serviced before the production season begins. CAES News
Cotton is watered on the UGA Tifton campus in 2014. Irrigation equipment needs to be serviced before the production season begins.
Irrigation Trainings
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension will host two free workshops in March to show Georgia and Florida cotton and peanut growers how to increase yield and profitability through technology-driven irrigation tools.
On October 10, 2018, intense winds from Hurricane Michael in Turner County, Georgia, blew cotton to the ground. CAES News
On October 10, 2018, intense winds from Hurricane Michael in Turner County, Georgia, blew cotton to the ground.
Production Season
Due to losses suffered during the last growing season and new tariffs, Georgia farmers are facing a sense of uncertainty surrounding the upcoming production season, according to University of Georgia agricultural economist Adam Rabinowitz.
A baby sleeps in his crib. Photo taken Aug. 9, 2009. CAES News
A baby sleeps in his crib. Photo taken Aug. 9, 2009.
Sleep Well
Sleep is your body’s way of restoring itself. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), most Americans need at least seven hours of sleep a night.
Brian Kvitko and Gaelen Burke, two faculty members in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, were awarded Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) grants from the National Science Foundation. CAES News
Brian Kvitko and Gaelen Burke, two faculty members in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, were awarded Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) grants from the National Science Foundation.
CAREER Grants
Two University of Georgia researchers have been awarded Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Brian Kvitko and Gaelen Burke, both faculty members in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, were awarded the five-year grants this year.
Todd Callaway CAES News
Todd Callaway
Microbiome Detective
The digestive tract of a cow is home to a diverse population of bacteria and microbes representing about 2,000 different species. There are good guys. There are bad guys. And there are the guys who can cause trouble if the situation is right.