Plant science

IIPA awards first seed grants

By David Mitchell UGA’s Institute for Integrative Precision Agriculture (IIPA) has awarded eight seed grants to fund initial research for projects at the convergence of agriculture, engineering, computing and other related areas of study. The grants, the first of their kind from IIPA, an interdisciplinary research unit...

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Simer Virk and Drone

Take Five with Faculty: Simer Virk

Assistant Professor Simer Virk grew up on a small family farm that ran on manual labor. Now a precision agriculture specialist at UGA-Tifton, Virk is passionate about getting the right technology into growers' hands.   Tell us about your academic or career path. How did you get...

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Robin Buell working with plants inside a green house.

UGA genomicist seeks to offset climate impacts on important food crop

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] The common bean — which includes many varieties of dry beans, from navy and black beans to red, pinto and green beans — are an important nutritional source for many world populations. However, rapidly changing climate conditions are...

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Smartphones demonstrating the Irrigator Pro app.

Smart irrigation scheduling benefits producers

[caption id="attachment_449" align="alignright" width="300"] Producers can use smart apps like Irrigator Pro to adapt their irrigation schedules based on real-time weather data. (Photo by Irrigator Pro)[/caption] As climate variability increasingly affects producers across the Southeastern U.S., Wes Porter spends a lot of time thinking about water — specifically,...

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Tour attendees in a corn field listening to the guide.

UGA research farms open gates to the public this summer

[caption id="attachment_454" align="alignleft" width="300"] Attendees at a past corn boil and farm tour at the J. Phil Campbell Sr. Research and Education Center learn about the newest research coming from CAES.[/caption] Athens-area residents familiar with driving past two University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES)...

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