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Stack of seasoned firewood CAES News
Invasive species
As outdoor enthusiasts start making their pack lists for spring camping trips, it’s a good time to think about what shouldn’t be taken on camping ventures: invasive species.
2012 World Food Prize Laureate and UGA CAES alumnus Daniel Hillel will deliver the 2012 DW Brooks Lecture on Nov. 8. CAES News
Daniel Hillel
Daniel Hillel, the 2012 World Food Prize Laureate and a 1950 graduate of the University of Georgia, spent the better part of his career perfecting arid- land farming methods in Israel and sharing them with farmers across the Middle East, Africa and parts of Asia. On Nov. 8, Hillel will return to Athens to deliver the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences’ 2012 D.W. Brooks Lecture at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education.
A European Pepper Moth found in Tifton, Ga. in October 2011. CAES News
New invasive species spotted in 2011
A new insect thought to threaten Georgia's pepper production at the moment poses a greater danger to lantana - a popular landscape plant.
Photos of goats cleaning up the banks of Tanyard Creek near Baxter Street in Athens. Students from the UGA College of Environment and Design installed the goats as part of service-learning project. CAES News
Targeted grazing
Goats and sheep have a reputation for eating vegetation that most other grazing animals would not touch. This trait makes them invaluable to people who need to raise livestock in tough climates, but it’s also made them popular for landowners who need to clear brush or invasive plants from overgrown parcels.
A stream runs through the Westbrook Farm at the University of Georgia campus in Griffin, Ga. CAES News
Land conservation
The Conserve Research Program helps landowners protect their land – a precious natural resource. But landowners can’t participate if they don’t know about the program.
Sheep solution
The University of Georgia Grounds Department, in collaboration with several UGA colleges and departments interested in the potential of a novel invasive plant management strategy, has enlisted the help of a shepherd and her small sheep herd to improve access to a major waterway that runs through the UGA campus in Athens.
Exotic app
From Burmese pythons to Nile monitors, exotic reptiles are a growing problem in Florida, where they destroy fragile ecosystems. A University of Georgia center in Tifton, Ga., recently developed an iPhone application for a fast, accurate way to identify the invasive animals.
From late March to mid-June the fluffy silvery-white seed heads of cogongrass wave like flags marking infestations in forests, along roadways and other places. During this time, no other grass in Georgia has that kind of seed head. CAES News
Invasive cogongrass
This spring marks the fifth year that the Georgia Cogongrass Task Force has been educating landowners and land managers about the risk cogongrass, a highly invasive Federal Noxious Weed, poses to our forests, roadsides, fields and natural areas across the state.
Constrictor snakes comments
Florida weather is not just a tourist attraction for humans. Large constrictor snakes, like the Burmese python, find the state very comfortable, too.
An Asian longhorned beetle chews through wood. CAES News
Invasive videos
For decades, non-native invasive species have caused billions of dollars in damage in the United States alone. Many are well known, such as the Asian longhorned beetle or kudzu. Others are less famous. A University of Georgia center will create an online video resource to train people to learn more about the invaders and what can be done to stop them.