J. Michael Moore
Professor & Extension Agronomist - Tobacco
Ph.D. - Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, 1989
2360 Rainwater Road
Tifton, GA 31793-5766
Direct Line: 229-386-3433
Dr. Moore's responsibilities are to develop and implement Extension educational programs on producing and managing flue-cured tobacco. He works closely with County Extension agents, researchers and commodity and agribusiness groups to provide sound, research-based recommendations to assist Georgia farmers in producing high quality flue-cured tobacco.
As Tobacco Specialist, he coordinates the educational efforts of a team of specialists who have worked together to provide agents and growers alike the most up-to-date and factual information on tobacco production, harvesting, curing and marketing available. Educational programs lead by Dr. Moore have resulted in reduced maleic hydrazide (MH) residues and increased sucker control, the evaluation and adoption of baling cured leaf, and the convertion of curing barn furnaces to indirect heat using heat exchangers.
Dr. Moore coordinates and participates in the annual agent update training for county Extension agents, an annual three-day intensive Tobacco School for producers, new county agents and agribusiness persons and an annual Georgia Tobacco Tour.
Dr. Moore has developed and maintained an active, applied, on-farm research/ demonstration program covering a wide range of production topics to produce research results for immediate use by Georgia tobacco growers.
Dr. Moore has conducted on-farm applied research and demonstration plots with County Extension Agents with the following topics: Regional Variety Farm Test, Released Varieties Test, Weed Control Program Alternatives, Nutsedge Control, and Sucker Control Programs for Georgia.