The Georgia Cotton Commission and Georgia Peanut Commission want growers to be aware of an upcoming University of Georgia Cotton and Peanuts Field Day on Wednesday, Sept. 9. The event will be virtual this year and interested growers will be able to learn via zoom.
Though some details are being finalized, the event will feature a morning session from 10 a.m. to noon and an afternoon session from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The event will feature UGA researchers from both the cotton and peanut teams. They will discuss current research regarding two high-value row crops in Georgia.
UGA Cooperative Extension peanut agronomist Scott Monfort believes this is an important time for cotton and peanut producers to learn about research that they are helping to fund.
“This is kind of an open house for growers that grow cotton and peanuts that pay every year into the check-offs to help us do this research. The growers that help guide some of this research because of some of the problems they have on their farms, it’ll be a great opportunity for those individuals, those growers that want to come and see what the updates are on those special projects. Or, just if you’ve never come to the field day, it gives you a chance to see what research is being conducted on the two crops,” Monfort said.
Monfort added that a registration form to set up the zoom event is being finalized.