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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org).
(Dan Rahn is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)