The UGA Vegetable Team works collaboratively to take a sustainable approach in tackling important issues facing Georgia's vegetable producers.

Members of the team reach growers through Georgia Extension agents, as well as partnering with such groups as the Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association, Georgia Watermelon Growers Association and Eastern Cantaloupe Growers Association.




News

UGA's Tim Coolong was recognized at the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference on Saturday, January 12, 2019. Coolong received the Donnie H. Morris Award of Excellence in Extension. CAES News
UGA faculty, Extension agents honored for work in fruit and vegetable industry
University of Georgia vegetable horticulturist Tim Coolong received the Donnie H. Morris Award of Excellence in Extension during the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference in Savannah, Georgia, on Jan. 12.
Chris Tyson is the new area onion agent at the Vidalia Onion and Vegetable Research Center in southeast Georgia. Tyson previously worked as a UGA Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources agent in Tattnall County. CAES News
Chris Tyson brings expertise to new role as area onion agent
Chris Tyson, a University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agent for more than 10 years, has been named the new area onion agent at the Vidalia Onion and Vegetable Research Center in southeast Georgia.
Researchers at the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences have recently found the genetic mechanism that controls the shape of tomatoes also controls the shape of potatoes and may control the shape of other fruits as well. CAES News
Researchers at UGA discover genes that give vegetables their shape
From elongated tubes to near-perfect spheres, vegetables come in almost every size and shape. But what differentiates a fingerling potato from a russet or a Roma tomato from a beefsteak? Researchers at the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences recently found the genetic mechanism that controls the shape of some of our favorite fruits, vegetables and grains.
This photo shows what a crop looks like when it's protected with row covers for four weeks (left) versus being left without row covers (right). CAES News
UGA recommends row covers for organic farmers to protect squash from insect infestations
Row covers, material used to protect plants from the cold and wind, can also protect squash from disease-carrying squash bugs and other insect pests, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Plant Pathologist Elizabeth Little.
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Vegetable Team Calendar

Echols County Extension Vegetable Meeting
Jan 17
8:00AM - 5:00PM Echols County Extension Vegetable Meeting Echols County Coop Ext Off, STATENVILLE, GA
Colquitt County Extension Vegetable Meeting
Jan 25
8:00AM - 5:00PM Colquitt County Extension Vegetable Meeting Colquitt County Coop Ext Off, MOULTRIE, GA
Workshop.
Jan 29
01/29 8:00AM - 01/30 5:00PM Preventive Controls for Human Foods Workshop UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center, Tifton, GA
The Southern Region  ASHS is a regional scientific society of the parent scientific society the American Society for Horticultural Science.  The Southern Region encompasses the 14 southern states of Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee.  Membership varies over the years from about 400 to 500 active members.  Membership is composed of  research scientists, teachers and extension specialist from Universities, State, Federal and private research organizations, and industry. The Southern Region also contains a student section, the Association of Collegiate Branch, which is composed of student clubs from Departments of Horticulture and Plant Science across the region.  The main focus of the Southern Region is the Annual Meeting, which is held every February in conjunction with the Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists (SAAS).  The Annual Meeting consist of presentations of scientific papers, student paper competitions and judging contest, commodity group meetings,  and awards presentations.  
Jan 31
01/31 8:00AM - 02/05 5:00PM Southern Region American Society for Horticultural Science Sheraton Birmingham Hotel, Birmingham, AL
Meeting.
Feb 05
02/05 8:00AM - 02/06 5:00PM Packinghouse HACCP UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center, Tifton, GA
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