UGA College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences
Programs of Study
Agroecosystems, IPM and Applied Ecology
Apiculture, Biological Control, Conservation and Pollinator Protection
Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Endocrinology and Genomics
Vector Biology, Livestock and Medical Entomology
Wetland and Aquatic Ecology
Evolutionary Biology and Systematics
Science Literacy and Entomophagy
Honey Bee Program
Integrated Pest Management
Structural Pest Management
Georgia Pest Management Handbook
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New spiders in north Georgia are hard to miss but pose no threat
If northeast Georgia yards seem a little extra spooky this Halloween season, there’s a good reason. They may have a little extra help from a new neighbor who is really into those cobweb decorations.
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New Pecan Entomologist
Posted on 05/03/18
by Clint Thompson, Julie Jernigan
New University of Georgia Cooperative Extension pecan entomologist Angelita Acebes hopes to find more effective, sustainable solutions for Georgia farmers managing pest insects.
Posted on 04/18/18
by Merritt Melancon
Almost 50 University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) undergraduate students showcased their research projects and competed in the seventh annual CAES Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 11.
Agricultural Research Building
Posted on 04/04/18
by Clint Thompson
Members of the University of Georgia Tifton campus community took part in a rededication of the newly renovated Agricultural Research Building on Wednesday, April 4. The 80-year-old building was the second structure constructed on the UGA Tifton campus.
Fire Ant Control
Posted on 04/02/18
by Sharon Dowdy
Bait treatment should be applied in southern and central Georgia in April and October to eliminate existing fire ant colonies and their mounds, but reinvasion can occur any time, according to University of Georgia entomologist Will Hudson. Four to six months later, the mounds will reappear, which means homeowners should treat for the pests twice a year, about six months apart.
Pest Control Training
Posted on 03/02/18
by Cristina deRevere
The University of Georgia Griffin Campus is hosting two intensive commercial Integrated Pest Management (IPM) training programs this spring, including a 1.5-day workshop on termite control and a 10-week Urban Pest Management Program course that will run from April to June.
Blueberry Pest Field Day
Posted on 02/28/18
by Cristina deRevere
With spring approaching, blueberry farmers focus on maximizing their 2018 yields, which means finding new ways to deal with pests like gall midge and spotted wing drosophila. To help these growers stay on top of potential pest problems, University of Georgia integrated pest management (IPM) researchers hosted a spring field day in Alma, Georgia, on Feb 21. Over 70 regional farmers from several southwestern Georgia counties, such as Bacon, Clinch, Appling and Pierce, attended the half-day event.