The tour will start at 5 p.m. Research and demonstration projects will show, among other things:
- Many new rabbiteye and southern highbush releases from Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina and Florida.
- Fruit set of rabbiteye and southern highbush using growth regulators.
- Mulching rates and effects on southern highbush.
- Applying pine bark mulch with a row mulcher.
- Plant establishment.
Alapaha is 17 miles east of Tifton, Ga., on U.S. Highway 82. The research farm entrance is 2.5 miles south of Alapaha on U.S. Highway 129. Heading south, look for the UGA Blueberry Research Farm sign on the right.
(Dan Rahn is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)