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UGA Cotton/Peanut Research Field Day Slated for Wednesday

Clint Thompson Cotton, General, Georgia, Peanuts

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File photo shows cotton plant nearing harvest.

Event co-sponsored by Georgia Cotton Commission, Georgia Peanut Commission and UGA Extension Cotton and Peanut Teams

The Georgia Cotton Commission and Georgia Peanut Commission remind growers that it is not too late to register for this year’s virtual University of Georgia Cotton and Peanut Research Field Day.

The half-day event is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 9 and will focus on UGA research regarding two high value row crops in Georgia. Those interested in learning more about cotton and peanuts can also register on the Georgia Cotton Commission website and the Georgia Peanut Commission website

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File photo shows peanuts dug and ready for harvest.

The field day, to be held virtually this year because of COVID-19 concerns, will start at 9:30 a.m. and conclude at noon. It 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. It will feature physiologists, plant pathologists, entomologists, agronomists, irrigation experts and plant breeders.

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.