This past Wednesday we held our annual UGA Cotton and Peanut Field Day. This event is co-sponsored by the Georgia Peanut Commission. The event is an opportunity for the growers, industry folk, ag media, and the general public to view first hand the research being conducted by the UGA Cotton Team and the UGA Peanut Team. Similar to our program where we fund the UGA Cotton Team, the Georgia Peanut Commission provides financial support for researchers on the UGA Peanut Team. The field day was a great opportunity for cotton and peanut growers to see exactly how their assessment dollars are spent.
The event was a huge success with an estimated crowd of over 200 in attendance. Stops on the tour included the UGA Gibbs Farm, the UGA Lang Farm, and several speakers during lunch at the Tifton Campus Conference Center. At these various stops many cotton topics were discussed such as variety selection, drift management, thrips management, irrigation scheduling, economics, and target spot. Be looking for more detailed information regarding each of these topics on our website soon. Also, check out our Facebook page to see photos of the field day.