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Graduate Student Emily Bedwell to Attend International Soil Moisture School

e-bedwell-international-soilEmily Bedwell, a graduate student advised by Dr. George Vellidis, has been selected to participate in the International Soil Moisture School in Budapest, Hungary on July 14-17, 2024.

The school is intended for Ph.D. scholars, postdocs, and early career scientists interested in learning how to collect and utilize soil moisture resources from in situ and microwave satellite sensors.

Bedwell is one of only three graduate students in the United States awarded a Fulbright scholarship that will cover all her travel expenses.

Congratulations on this honor, Emily!

Tracking Poultry Bumblefoot Issues with Deep Learning

Bumblefoot (pododermatitis, footpad dermatitis, or foot rot) is the term used to describe a common bacterial infection and chronic inflammatory reaction in a chicken. It is clinically characterized by swelling, abrasion, hyperkeratosis, and ulceration of the digital pad, planta metatarsal region, or both. Bumblefoot compromises the foot’s internal tissues, including the mesoderm, tendons, and bones, […]
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UGA Holds a Successful 2024 Georgia Precision Poultry Farming Conference

The Poultry Science Extension team at UGA held our 4th annual Georgia Precision Poultry Farming Conference virtually on May 1st, 2024. This year’s conference received about 380 registrations (e.g., poultry farmers, producers, service company managers, researchers, and students) from over 20 countries. We greatly appreciate the wonderful talk from each speaker and the support from […]
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UGA-Tifton Integrative Precision Agriculture Research, Education and Demonstration Laboratory


With the global population expected to increase from 8 billion to 9.7 billion by 2050, agricultural researchers and producers are faced with the looming challenges of how to feed a growing world.

A key tool in the effort to propel Georgia’s No. 1 industry into the future is the expanding field of integrative precision agriculture (IPA).

At the University of Georgia Tifton campus, the new Tifton Integrative Precision Agriculture Research, Education and Demonstration Laboratory will be the first of its kind in the Southeast to provide state-of-the-art collaborative spaces, top-of-the-line autonomous equipment and job training for the next generation of agricultural leaders.

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Planting Calculations

Below are some useful formulas to determine seeding rate, seed spacing, number of seeds per foot or assess emerged plant population based on stand counts in certain length of the row. Alternatively, the tables provided below can be used to determine seeding rate based on seed spacing or assess plant population based on number of […]
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Tracking Poultry Locomotion with AI Technology

Poultry locomotion is an important indicator of animal health, welfare, and productivity. Traditional methodologies such as manual observation or the use of wearable devices, encounter significant challenges, including potential stress induction and behavioral alteration in animals. For instance, locomotion speed can be used to predict poultry gait score (an indicator of animal walking status) or […]
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2024 Georgia Precision Poultry Farming Conference

The UGA Poultry Science Department and Extension team will host the 2024 Georgia Precision Poultry Farming Conference virtually on May 1.

The event is free for students and the conference will be recorded for sharing with registered participants.

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This year’s conference will be the fourth annual Georgia Precision Poultry Farming Conference. Our past three conferences […]

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