Timeliness Key to Successful Cotton Season

Clint Thompson Georgia Cotton Commission

By Clint Thompson The Georgia Cotton Commission and University of Georgia (UGA) Cotton Team remind producers to be timely with defoliation and harvest for this year’s crop. UGA Extension cotton agronomist Camp Hand discusses the state of the cotton crop and what growers should be considering amid the peak of storm season. “I would say that the crop is early. …

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GCC, GPC Invite Farmers to Annual Field Day

Clint Thompson Georgia Cotton Commission, Georgia Peanut Commission

By Clint Thompson The Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC) and Georgia Peanut Commission (GPC) invite producers to the Cotton and Peanut Research Field Day, scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 7, in Tifton, Georgia. University of Georgia (UGA) cotton and peanut team members, who specialize in agronomy, entomology, plant pathology, fertility and breeding will provide growers timely information pertinent to two of the …

Cotton/Peanut Research Field Set for Sept. 7

Clint Thompson Georgia Cotton Commission, Georgia Peanut Commission

The Georgia Cotton Commission and Georgia Peanut Commission remind producers that a joint research field day with University of Georgia Extension Cotton and Peanut Teams is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 7, in Tifton, Georgia. The field day will highlight research funded by the respective commissions and coordinated by university researchers. Both cotton and peanut producers will be able to ask …

GCC: EPA Tour Important for Cotton Industry

Clint Thompson Georgia Cotton Commission

By Clint Thompson The Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC) is excited to see the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) tour South Georgia this week to learn about pest and weed management in Georgia cotton. Taylor Sills, executive director of the GCC, discussed the importance of EPA members visiting with South Georgia producers on Aug. 15-17. “The goal of the program is the …

International Visit: GCC Part of Pakistani Textile Manufacturers Tour in Georgia

Clint Thompson Georgia Cotton Commission

By Clint Thompson The Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC) had a chance on July 24 to help highlight Georgia’s cotton industry to international visitors. Taylor Sills, executive director of the GCC, talked about this opportunity to promote one of Georgia’s top row crops. “(Recently) we had a group of Pakistani mill buyers come through the state of Georgia as part of …

GCC Reminds Producers About Field Days

Clint Thompson Georgia Cotton Commission

By Clint Thompson The Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC) encourages producers to mark their calendars for the annual statewide field days that will be held in conjunction with University of Georgia (UGA) Extension. Taylor Sills, executive director of the GCC, discusses the benefits of growers attending these events. They will be held at various Extension centers in Georgia. “There’s a lot …

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GCC Advises Farmers About Row Crop Field Days

Clint Thompson Georgia Cotton Commission

The Georgia Cotton Commission and University of Georgia (UGA) Extension encourage producers to mark their calendars for various row crop field days that will be offered over the next couple of months. Attendees will see firsthand the research that UGA Extension scientists are conducting with funds via the Georgia Cotton Commission and Cotton Incorporated. The row crop field days provide …

GCC, UGA Extension Remind Growers About Importance of Keeping Crop Irrigated

Clint Thompson Georgia Cotton Commission

By Clint Thompson The Georgia Cotton Commission and University of Georgia Extension Cotton Team remind growers about the importance of keeping their crop watered this time of year. Especially amid the current hot and dry conditions, cotton plants are susceptible to drying out, leading to stress on the plant. Wes Porter, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension precision agriculture and irrigation …

GCC, UGA Caution Growers to Scout for Insects

Clint Thompson Georgia Cotton Commission

By Clint Thompson The Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC) and University of Georgia (UGA) Extension Cotton Team remind producers about the importance of scouting for insect pests. This is especially key early in the season and in an ideal environment for insect infestations, says University of Georgia Extension cotton entomologist Phillip Roberts. “We’ve got cotton that’s beginning to set boils. We …

GCC Seeking Potential Nominees for Cotton Board Member, Alternate Positions

Clint Thompson Georgia Cotton Commission

By Clint Thompson The Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC) reminds producers that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will convene a caucus of certified producer organizations representing Georgia cotton growers in July to nominate individuals to serve as members and alternates of the Cotton Board. Taylor Sills, executive director of the GCC, says his organization is seeking nominees for vacant positions. …