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Termites on a boot in the University of Georgia Military Building's supply room in Athens, Ga. CAES News
Termite treatment
For the past 12 years, the University of Georgia has tapped its own talent to help keep its dozens of Athens based building safe from termites.
Conservation class
A classroom and field workshop focusing on how to develop a conservation reserve program plan is set for Oct. 23, 2012 on the University of Georgia campus in Tifton, Ga. The class is part of the Conservation Reserve Program Readiness Initiative (CRPRI) and is co-sponsored by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
Jack Huang holds a jar of water for a research project on the UGA campus located in Griffin, GA. CAES News
Chemical cleanup
Perfluorinated chemicals keep eggs from sticking to frying pans, protect furniture from spills and help firefighters fight blazes, but studies now show that some of these chemicals—particularly the ones used to fight fires—are also toxic to laboratory animals in varying amounts.
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Weed control 101
Ralph Waldo Emerson defined a weed as “a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.” To a serious gardener, a weed can be nothing less than the bane of his or her existence. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension horticulturist Bob Westerfield says the best way to control weeds is to get to them early.
Cooperative Extension Southwest District 4-H'ers play beneath center pivot irrigation at the 2012 4-H20 camp at Stripling Irrigation Research Park in Camilla, Ga. CAES News
South Georgia 4-H'ers have fun learning about water conservation.
Dozens of 4-H students playing under the dangling spray nozzle of a center pivot irrigation system may look like a fun way to cool off in the south Georgia heat. But it’s also a lesson in water conservation.
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.
Go green grants
Three University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences students are among six whom were recently awarded grants from the UGA Office of Sustainability. The grants, which come from the student-paid green fee, will fund projects aimed at advancing campus sustainability.
Instructor Cat Rosario, shows her panning prospect from a creek as Alpharetta Elementary students watch and listen to her demonstration before trying it themselves during environmental education at Wahsega 4-H camp in Dahlonega, Thursday, April 28, 2005. CAES News
Environmental education

As summer transitions into fall, students across Georgia return to their classrooms. Whether those classrooms are virtual, at home or in a brick-and-mortar school, learning can occur anywhere. The Georgia 4-H Environmental Education Program uses nature as a classroom for students across the Southeast.

Mark Risse, left, and Adam Speir check out the compost piles at the University of Georgia. Risse and Speir are faculty in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering. CAES News
Water survey
More people value water quality over water quantity, according to a recent survey conducted by University of Georgia researchers. And, they trust local water information sources over federal ones.
A varroa mite feeds on a honeybee. The mites spread viruses and activate those already present in bees, causing bees to get sick and entire colonies to die. Researchers believe varroa mites might be contributing to CCD. CAES News
Mites key to bee problem
Nearly 30 percent of all honeybees literally disappeared last winter, fleeing their hives never to return. Researchers have studied colony collapse disorder since it was identified in 2006. They are now uncovering answers to this problem.