Congratulations!

Congratulations to this year's Innovation in Plant Breeding Award winners:

  • Gaurab Bhattarai
  • Kendall Lee
  • Sam McDonald
  • Madhav Subedi
  • Habib Widyawan

Named after John Ingle, these awards are highly competitive while also providing a great way to practice and home grantsmanship skills.  All PBGG graduate students and postdocs are encouraged to apply for next year's competition.  Instructions and deadlines are at the link above.

Also, congratulations to Samuele Lamon for being selected a 2022-2025 FFAR Fellow! Learn more about FFAR, the Fellows program, and consider applying.

Students pictured: Top Row (l-r): Gaurab Bhattarai, Kendall Lee, Sam McDonald; Bottom Row (l-r): Madhav Subedi, Habib Widyawan, Samuele Lamon.

Top Row (l-r): Gaurab Bhattarai, Kendall Lee, Sam McDonald Bottom Row (l-r): Madhav Subedi, Habib Widyawan, Samuele Lamon
Robin Buell, GRA Eminent Scholar Chair in Crop Genomics, works in a plant growth chamber. Buell received nearly $800,000 in funding to study the genome of tepary bean in an effort to address climate-related difficulties faces in production of common bean. CAES News
UGA genomicist seeks to offset climate impacts on important food crop
The common bean — which includes many varieties of dry beans, from navy and black beans to red, pinto and green beans — are an important nutritional source for many world populations. However, rapidly changing climate conditions are making them increasingly difficult to grow in many locations due to high temperatures and susceptibility to diseases and pests.
UGA's Southeast Research and Education Center will host its annual field day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10. The 720-acre facility has over 60 ongoing research projects, with an emphasis on the efficient use of water. CAES News
UGA Southeast Research and Education Center to host Midville Field Day Aug. 10
The University of Georgia Southeast Research and Education Center will host its annual field day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10. The annual event is an open house tour of current research projects taking place at the center where College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences faculty will highlight the work they are doing in cotton, peanuts, soybeans, corn, small grains and cover crops.
A four-leaf clover, recently found in the writer's backyard. (Photo by Aaron Hale) CAES News
The science and secrets of four-leaf clovers
If you’ve ever scanned a field looking for a lucky four-leaf clover, then perhaps you’ve wondered why they are so rare. It turns out scientists aren’t exactly sure about the mysteries of four-leaf clovers, either.