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UGA faculty collaborate on evaluating COVID-19 control methods in meat processing
Maria M. Lameiras, Joe Montgomery
Poultry researchers at the University of Georgia are partnering with a team from Kansas State University to study how to effectively control the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in the nation's meat and poultry processing facilities.
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CAES researcher finds that stress affects the sex ratio of poultry offspring
Posted on 08/17/18
by Merritt Melancon
It may seem like everyone on Earth has an equal chance of being born male or female. It’s about a 50-50 split, after all.
New faculty learn how UGA drives agricultural success in Georgia during annual tour of the state
Posted on 08/14/18
by Sharon Dowdy, Clint Thompson
New faculty at the University of Georgia learned why agriculture continues to be the state's biggest economic driver and how UGA leads the way in helping Georgians sustain and improve commodities like peanuts, poultry, pecans and turfgrass.
Avian flu found in wild duck; backyard flock owners asked to stay vigilant
Posted on 01/17/18
by Sharon Dowdy, Merritt Melancon
At the end of December 2017, a strain of the H7 avian influenza was found in a green-winged teal, a widespread North American duck, collected in McIntosh County on the Georgia coast.
Weeklong tour teaches UGA CAES students about diversity of agriculture
Posted on 03/10/17
by Clint Thompson, Julia Rodriguez
Agriculture is Georgia’s top industry, and students from the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences are learning about the diversity of agriculture during a weeklong tour across the state.
Keep backyard chicken flocks safe
Posted on 03/09/17
by Sharon Dowdy
Avian influenza has not been found in Georgia yet, but officials with the Georgia Department of Agriculture urge chicken producers, especially backyard flock owners, to remain vigilant and follow established safeguards to protect birds and their owners.
Former UGA poultry scientist tapped by U.S. Department of State for outreach to South African farmers
Posted on 12/21/16
by Merritt Melancon
Mike Lacy, professor emeritus and former head of the University of Georgia Department of Poultry Science, has been tapped by the U.S. Department of State to help train agricultural extension agents in South Africa and to provide support to poultry farmers there.