Sunbelt Ag Expo Hosts Annual Field Day

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Photo by Clint Thompson/Shows UGA’s Stanley Culpepper (left) talks with a field day attendee on Tuesday.

By Clint Thompson

The Sunbelt Ag Expo’s annual field day was a success, even if it got postponed for a couple of weeks. Growers and industry leaders flocked to the Darrell Williams Research Farm in Moultrie, Georgia, on Tuesday to learn about various research being conducted at Expo.

It was a “great day,” says Chip Blalock , executive director of the Sunbelt Ag Expo.

“We had great exhibitors, great researchers, great crowds coming in to the view the research. It’s good to be back after a year’s absence when it was just too wet in 2021 to have a field day and everybody drive through,” Blalock said. “It’s good for the farmers to come back to this field day and all of the field days throughout the Southeast this summer and fall to look at the cotton, peanuts, corn, grain sorghum, bermudagrass and see the latest in the variety trials, seed selection, crop protection, soil fertility, precision agriculture and irrigation.

Chip Blalock

“They can start gathering information for next year’s planting season with the variety trials. We’re always looking for an edge with the increase in input costs that we’ve had this year. We’re just trying to learn whatever we can to shave our costs to enhance our bottom line. Field day is all about gathering information to take back to your operation to enhance your economic and environmental sustainability.”

University of Georgia Extension specialists and industry representatives were in attendance to discuss the latest research pertaining to top row crops in Georgia.

The field day was originally scheduled for July 21 but was postponed because of excessive rains.

The Sunbelt Ag Expo will be held this year on Oct. 18-20.