UGA Crop & Soil Sciences

UGA Crop & Soil Sciences undergraduate and graduate education, and innovative basic and applied research programs in the crop, soil, turf, and environmental sciences

Crop and soil scientists are responsible for the world's food, feed, and fiber supply, and for conserving our soil and water resources. Our goals are to provide the best educational programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels; conduct innovative basic and applied research programs in the crop, soil, turf, and environmental sciences; and to provide superior service to our clientele. The purpose of the Department of Crop & Soil Sciences is to:

Provide baccalaureate and graduate education in crop, soil, and environmental sciences that promotes excellence in student achievement and prepares students to effectively contribute and excel in a changing world;
Inquire into the nature of plant growth, crop production, soil characteristics and the environment, through the discovery, interpretation, and creative application of knowledge; and
Serve the public through timely education of producers, consumers, and agribusiness using relevant, accurate, and unbiased research-based information.

Operating as usual

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01/06/2021
Crop & Soil Sciences

Keep up with the latest Crop and Soil Sciences department news by visiting our website!

https://cropsoil.uga.edu/

Lisa Baxter, assistant professor and Extension forage agronomist, received the Early Career Award from the American Forage and Grassland Council during the organization's 2021 annual conference held in Savannah, Georgia.

Dr. Dahal’s research article on the effect of strategic-grazing (STR) and continuous-grazing hay distribution (CHD) on s...
12/10/2020
www.mdpi.com

Dr. Dahal’s research article on the effect of strategic-grazing (STR) and continuous-grazing hay distribution (CHD) on soil health indicators and runoff nitrate losses was listed among the most notable articles in Sustainability. Dr. Dahal graduated from Dr. Dorcas Franklin’s group in 2019. Congratulations, Dr. Dahal! You can read his article at https://www.mdpi.com/message/86d9c7e8e19cefcdd8a0afab7c16f9c9/3248f5d5f1f4c0e6c52faa947226363e.”

edited by Giorgio Baiamonte, Mario Minacapilli, Giuseppe Provenzano and Luciano Gristinasubmission deadline 31 December 2020

10/23/2020

Sorry to report the peanut sales have been discontinued.

Getting it covered: UGA researchers study cover crops
06/30/2020
Getting it covered: UGA researchers study cover crops

Getting it covered: UGA researchers study cover crops

University of Georgia researchers are working on natural solutions to weed problems in row crops as government regulations of chemical herbicides grow stricter.

UGA plant breeder Wayne Parrott honored by American Seed Trade Association
06/23/2020
UGA plant breeder Wayne Parrott honored by American Seed Trade Association

UGA plant breeder Wayne Parrott honored by American Seed Trade Association

Along with grant applications, administrative duties, publishing and hands-on research duties, scientists in agricultural research have the monumental job of disseminating vital information to stakeholders, policymakers and the general public.

Develop Sound Weed Management Program
06/01/2020
Develop Sound Weed Management Program

Develop Sound Weed Management Program

Cotton Farmers Urged To Get Back To The Basics In Controlling Palmer Amaranth • By Amanda Huber, S...

Dealing with a gypsum shortage for peanuts
05/29/2020
Dealing with a gypsum shortage for peanuts

Dealing with a gypsum shortage for peanuts

Peanut growers may face a shortage this year of gypsum, which is critical for pod development. But there are options and alternatives.

Join the UGA Alumni Association on May 14 at 3:30 PM EST for Ask Me Anything with University of Georgia College of Veter...
05/13/2020

Join the UGA Alumni Association on May 14 at 3:30 PM EST for Ask Me Anything with University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine professor Dr. Ted Ross as he discusses infectious diseases and vaccine development.
Register now! http://t.uga.edu/5VB

CAES to hold convocation ceremony online
05/05/2020
CAES to hold convocation ceremony online

CAES to hold convocation ceremony online

The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will premiere a convocation ceremony video on Thursday, May 7, at 6 p.m. to celebrate new graduates.

Congratulations to Dr. Katrien Devos, who has been selected as one of the 2020 class of Distinguished Research Professor...
04/23/2020
Katrien Devos - Research Awards

Congratulations to Dr. Katrien Devos, who has been selected as one of the 2020 class of Distinguished Research Professors!

NEWS Katrien Devos Posted on Apr 14, 2017 by amyware 0 Likes Distinguished Research Professor 2020 Katrien Devos, professor of plant genetics with joint appointments in Plant Biology and Crop and Soil Sciences, is an internationally recognized plant genomics researcher. She studies the structure, fu...

UGA Crop & Soil Sciences's cover photo
04/08/2020

UGA Crop & Soil Sciences's cover photo

Tips for turfgrass care leading into spring green up
04/03/2020
Tips for turfgrass care leading into spring green up

Tips for turfgrass care leading into spring green up

As a University of Georgia Cooperative Extension turfgrass specialist, I have recently received numerous calls and emails regarding grass selection and planting. This is likely a result of the recent warm, dry weather, which typically activates people to begin working in their landscape, and the inc...

04/01/2020

Congratulation to Lorena Lacerda, who was just announced as the recipient of the 2020 First Place PhD E. Broadus Browne Award!

UGA Extension helps Georgia improve water usage efficiency - The Post-Searchlight
03/25/2020
UGA Extension helps Georgia improve water usage efficiency - The Post-Searchlight

UGA Extension helps Georgia improve water usage efficiency - The Post-Searchlight

By Nan Bostick, Decatur County UGA Extension Agent For the past three decades, Alabama, Florida and Georgia have been battling over control of water resources in what has become known as the “tri-state water wars. Judge Paul Kelly of New Mexico, a Supreme Court-appointed expert known as a “speci...

Georgia 4-H prepares daily lessons for Georgia students learning at home
03/25/2020
Georgia 4-H prepares daily lessons for Georgia students learning at home

Georgia 4-H prepares daily lessons for Georgia students learning at home

Public schools across Georgia are closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and many parents are scrambling to help with schoolwork. To help parents and to continue providing youth development resources to children across the state, the Georgia 4-H program is delivering daily online 4-H activities...

Cotton prices may suffer during pandemic
03/25/2020
Cotton prices may suffer during pandemic

Cotton prices may suffer during pandemic

An investors’ recent pessimism in reaction to coronavirus has induced a business slowdown, the pandemic has cast a shadow on the cotton market as well. May cotton futures for old crops closed at 54.93 cents per pound, and new crop December futures closed at 56.10 cents per pound on March 19.

UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
03/24/2020

UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

A message from CAES Dean and Director Sam Pardue:

In many ways, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every phase of our lives. It has certainly created unprecedented challenges for local, state, and federal governments. Key industrial sectors have experienced historic economic declines. In the midst of this upheaval, we hear of countless acts of selfless giving as neighbors reach out to their communities to support each other.

The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences continues to work tirelessly to provide support and encouragement to our stakeholders and the State of Georgia. It is a difficult time and we ask for your patience as we transition many of our services to online platforms.

To our students, we acknowledge how stressful these past weeks have been. It has been a time of uncertainty and concern. Next Monday, March 30, we will move our instruction online. I applaud the tremendous work our faculty have been doing to make this happen so quickly.

In the days ahead, your instructors will be reaching out to you to make you aware of the course schedule for the remainder of the term, any revisions to the syllabus, or changes to the assessments they will be using. Your instructors also will be testing their online course modules this week. We trust that the glitches will be minimal next week, however we would ask that you work with us to resolve any communication issues that may arise.

Our staff continue to address the essential needs of the College. Whether in Athens, Tifton, Griffin, or our Research and Education Centers scattered throughout the state, these individuals exhibit outstanding commitment to our Extension and research missions. As in every former disaster, be that hurricane or drought, Cooperative Extension remains on the frontlines to bring advice and information to the people of Georgia.

Our research faculty have gone to extraordinary lengths to retain the momentum of their programs. Make no mistake, this epidemic will result in the loss of data, time, money, and productivity. However, CAES is still the same College that was ranked #3 in the USA by Niche.com. We are resilient and committed to recovery. With your help, we can emerge a more focused and impactful college.

Stay healthy, be safe, and Go Dawgs!

Boost your physical activity during social distancing
03/24/2020
Boost your physical activity during social distancing

Boost your physical activity during social distancing

Following social distancing guidelines put in place due to COVID-19 doesn’t mean you have to stop being active, says University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Nutrition and Health Specialist Ali Berg.

Are you traveling for Spring Break? You should be conscious of potential dangers, and always take basic precautions - co...
03/05/2020
Coronavirus (COVID‑19) Information and Resources

Are you traveling for Spring Break? You should be conscious of potential dangers, and always take basic precautions - coronavirus or no coronavirus, Wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water. Sanitize things you touch on a regular basis (dresser, sinks, countertops, remote controls, your phone, etc.). Stay away from those exhibiting signs of illness. Stay home if YOU are exhibiting signs of illness. Don't drive under the influence. Don't text and drive.

Don't panic. Have fun! And remember, we want you back, safe and sound, on March 16!!!

If you want to stay abreast of how UGA is preparing for any possible COVID-19 problems, check out https://www.uga.edu/coronavirus/info.php

Coronavirus (COVID‑19) Information and Resources Health officials worldwide are closely monitoring the outbreak of illness caused by the newly identified coronavirus (COVID‑19). To date, there have been no cases of COVID‑19 reported at the University, although there are now reported cases in t...

Weather is a top stressor for Georgia farmers.On that note, did anyone see that bright yellow orb in the sky this mornin...
02/27/2020
University of Georgia is marshaling its resources to battle farmer stress

Weather is a top stressor for Georgia farmers.

On that note, did anyone see that bright yellow orb in the sky this morning???

Much like their counterparts across the nation, farmers in Georgia have experienced increased rates of suicide and stress over the last decade. To help curb these statistics, University of Georgia faculty are working to understand the causes of rural stress and to build systems that can help rural c...

02/20/2020

Do you have family or friends coming to visit in the near future? Check out the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel for your hotel and dining needs!

New Assistant Dean for UGA-Tifton - Southeast AgNET
02/11/2020
New Assistant Dean for UGA-Tifton - Southeast AgNET

New Assistant Dean for UGA-Tifton - Southeast AgNET

The University of Georgia (UGA) Tifton Campus has a new leader for its next century of service. Michael Toews will move into his new role as assistant dean at UGA-Tifton on March 1.

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