Cotton/Peanut Research Field Day set for Sept. 8, 2021, in Tifton, Georgia

PERRY/TIFTON, Ga. – The Georgia Cotton Commission, Georgia Peanut Commission and the University of Georgia Extension Cotton and Peanut Teams, will co-sponsor a joint research field day on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, in Tifton, Georgia.

The field day will start at 8:00 a.m. at the Tifton Campus Conference Center (TCCC) in the North Parking Lot. After a brief welcome, field day attendees will visit the RDC Pivot and the UGA Lang Farm to tour several trials and hear from speakers. Attendees will return to the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center for lunch and a short program. The field day is a free event, but attendees are encouraged to RSVP to Ashley Golden at ashley.golden@uga.edu or calling 229-386-3366 to provide an accurate count for lunch.

The purpose of the tour is to showcase current research, which is funded by the respective commissions, in plot-side presentations by the researchers themselves. The sponsors’ goal is to provide an educational environment for cotton and peanut farmers and give them the opportunity to pose questions directly to the researchers and to express opinions and concerns pertinent to the production of their crops.

Chairmen of the peanut and cotton commissions, Armond Morris and Bart Davis, respectively, agree this event gives farmers the distinct opportunity to interact with the leadership of each commission, other farmers and industry representatives. It is an excellent place for farmers to observe, first-hand, the research programs funded by their checkoff investments.

2021 UGA Cotton & Peanut Research Field Day Agenda

8:00 AM              Arrive at Tifton Campus Conference Center (TCCC) (15 RDC Rd. Tifton, GA)
8:10 AM               Welcome and Discussion of Logistics                       Toews, Monfort, Hand
8:15 AM               Load Trams for RDC Pivot
8:20 AM              Cotton Agronomics & Entomology                            Hand & Roberts
8:35 AM              Cotton/Peanut Diseases & Fertility                           Kemerait, Harris, Sintim
8:55 AM               Peanut Agronomics & Entomology                           Monfort & Abney
9:10 AM               Peanut Breeding                                                              Branch, Brown & Holbrook
9:30 AM              Trams leave for TCCC  Parking Lot (15 RDC Rd. Tifton, GA )
(Car Pool to Lang Farm – 230 Rigdon Aultman Road  Tifton, GA )
10:00 AM            Peanut Agronomics & Physiology                              Tubbs, Grey & Pilon
10:20 AM            Peanut Pathology                                                            Brenneman & Culbreath
10:35 AM            Cotton Breeding/Virology                                           Chee & Bag
10:50 AM            Cotton Physiology                                                            Snider
11:00 AM            Cotton/Peanut Irrigation & Precision AG                Porter, Vellidis, & Virk
11:20 AM            Leave Lang Farm and drive back to TCCC
12:15 PM             Lunch
12:45 PM            Cotton and Peanut Economics                                    Smith and Liu
1:05 PM             Comments from UGA Administration                      Toews, Mccann
Cotton Commission
Peanut Commission

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