By Clint Thompson
Registration is ongoing for the University of Georgia Cotton and Peanut Research Field Day, scheduled virtually for Sept. 9. Those interested in learning more about two high value row crops can also register on the Georgia Cotton Commission website and the Georgia Peanut Commission website.
The field day will start at 9:30 a.m. and conclude at noon. The field day is a free event, but attendees are encouraged to preregister.
The field day allows UGA researchers from the Cotton and Peanut Teams to discuss current research projects.
“Both of our organizations spend a significant amount of funds on research at the university. All of this research is designed to either save a farmer a dollar, make a farmer a dollar or prove their sustainability. We encourage as many growers as possible to attend this online field day. We are trying to be as flexible as possible with the current situation with the pandemic and having large events,” said Taylor Sills, executive director of the Georgia Cotton Commission.
“We’re covering all subject areas. In fact, our staff has been working with the Peanut Commission staff and the researchers to make sure that every subject area is covered. As always, if folks are interested in what’s being talked about in the field day please reach back out to the researchers or please reach out to your county extension agent to make sure any questions you have or any more information that you want is attainable. We hope this event is a success.”
Videos from the Cotton and Peanut Research Virtual Field Day will be available on the Georgia Cotton Commission and Georgia Peanut Commissions websites at www.georgiacottoncommission.org or www.gapeanuts.com.
According to the UGA Farm Gate Value Report, cotton generated $792.7 million in farm gate value in 2018, while peanuts generated $624.5 million in farm gate value. The two commodities accounted for 63.5% of Georgia’s farm gate value for row crop production in 2018.