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UGA plant pathologist Bhabesh Dutta examines onion seedlings in research facilities on the UGA Tifton campus.

Healthy plants are the key to a sustainable future.

Healthy plants are the key to a sustainable future. Plant pathologists at the University of Georgia work to ensure the economic viability of Georgia’s agricultural industry. Their research contributes to national and global food security by reducing crop losses.

UGA plant pathology is an internationally recognized department.

Source: UGA CAES Department of Plant Pathology

Plant pathology research helps reduce $200-250 million in crop losses annually.

Source: UGA CAES Department of Plant Pathology

Committed to agriculture innovation and sustainability

University of Georgia (UGA) College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) researchers are working to engineer a better tomorrow.

Integrative precision agriculture (IPA) harnesses the power of technology and big data to sustainably provide for our planet’s growing population.

Agriculture contributes $69.4 billion and over 352,000 jobs to Georgia’s economy.

Source: AgSnapshots 2022

UGA plant pathology is an internationally recognized department.

Source: UGA CAES Department of Plant Pathology

Sustainable city living

Urban farming is at the front line of the food system, paving the way to sustainable city living. Urban farms improve access to locally grown food. They use less space and special facilities than traditional farming. CAES commits to educating Georgians, empowering them to embrace urban agriculture in their own backyards.

Environmental portrait of undergraduate David Gianino at the UGarden aquaculture facility with basil and cucumber plants.

Urban ag contributes almost $8 billion to Georgia’s economy.

Source: UGA Center for Urban Agriculture

Over 7,000 companies rely on Georgia’s urban ag industry.

Source: Georgia Urban Ag Council

The urban ag industry accounts for close to 87,000 jobs.

Source: UGA Center for Urban Agriculture

Advancing healthy living with bioscience

Stroke, heart disease, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s are currently untreatable. These devastating diseases touch everyone’s lives in some way. Our researchers at the Regenerative Bioscience Center are developing new methods to treat these diseases, transforming the field of medicine along the way.

ADS Faculty member Franklin West and student pipetting in the laboratory.

Georgia has more than 570 bioscience facilities, many having a strong regenerative bioscience focus.

Source: CAES Newswire

Georgia is ranked among the top 15 states for overall bio-related occupational employment.

Source: CAES Newswire

Georgia was ranked sixth among the fastest-growing states in bio-related employment.

Source: CAES Newswire

Feeding the future

Georgia is the largest poultry producer in the world. Research from UGA’s poultry science department makes production safer, healthier and more efficient. Our researchers commit to innovating the field and feeding the world’s population for generations to come.

Harsha Thippareddi with student in laboratory

UGA is the global epicenter of poultry science.

The poultry industry contributes 21.5 billion dollars every year to Georgia’s economy.

Source: AgSnapshots 2022

The poultry industry represents more than 25% of the agricultural income in Georgia.

Source: AgSnapshots 2022

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