Georgia Cotton and Peanut Field Day set for Sept. 12, 2012

Released: August 24, 2012

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, September 12, 2012, in Tifton, Ga.

There is no charge to attend the field day and everyone should arrive at Gibbs Farm between 8:30 and 9:00 a.m. After a short welcome, the trams will leave about 9:05 a.m. and the tour will conclude at 12:30 p.m.

The purpose for 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 producers 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.

The sponsors urge cotton and peanut growers to mark their calendars and plan to attend this important event. It is an excellent place for producers to observe, first-hand, the research program funded by their check-off investment.

Immediately following the tour, a lunch co-sponsored by the Georgia Cotton Commission and Georgia Peanut Commission will be served at the Blackshank Farm. Please RSVP to Sara Cates at 229-386-3006 or sbcates@uga.edu by Tuesday, September 4, 2012, if you plan to attend.

Cotton and Peanut Field Day Tentative Schedule
8:30-9:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m.
9:05 a.m.
9:20 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
10:45 a.m.
11:10 a.m.
11:20 a.m.
12:00 noon
12:30 p.m.
Arrival at Gibbs Farm (226 William Gibbs Rd, Tifton)
Welcome
Discussion of Logistics / Load Trams
Cotton Agronomics, Variety Testing, Breeding & Cropping Systems
Peanut Fertility, Diseases, & Breeding
Depart for the Lang Farm (230 Rigdon Altman Rd, Tifton)
Load Trams at the Lang / Rigdon Farm
Cotton Physiology, Entomology, Fertility, & Diseases
Peanut Agronomics, Diseases, Cropping Systems, & Engineering
Lunch at the Blackshank Pavillion
Cotton Economics
Peanut Economics
Comments from the Georgia Cotton Commission
Comments from the Georgia Peanut Commission
Comments from Dean Angle

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For more information
Joy Carter
Director of Communications
joycarter@gapeanuts.com
phone: (229) 386-3690