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Conservation Tillage Field Day July 19
The CSRA (Central Savannah River Area) Conservation Tillage Demonstration Farm in Burke County will host the annual Conservation Tillage Field Day July 19.

The field day will begin at 8:30 a.m. and finish with lunch. It will have a great array of research and demonstration plots showing aspects of conservation tillage. Among them will be:

  • Peanut studies of twin rows in strip tillage and of other tillage techniques, and a look at "AU-Pnut," an advisory program for peanut growers.
  • Cotton studies on stack gene varieties, fungicides, thrips control, skip-row cotton in conservation tillage options and others.
  • Corn, soybean and cotton variety trials.
  • Double-crop systems including wheat with cotton or Bt corn.
  • Cover crops, potash options, equipment, herbicide symptomology, sod-based rotation and others.
To get to the field day from Waynesboro or Augusta on U.S. Highway 56, head southwest on U.S. Highway 23, then left onto Hancock Landing Road. Turn right onto Thomas Road. The CSRA Conservation Tillage Demonstration Farm is on the left.

To get brochures, a map and a final program, contact Richard McDaniel, Burke County coordinator for the University of Georgia Extension Service, at (706) 554-2119. (Or e-mail rmcdan@uga.edu).

(Dan Rahn is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)

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