UGA organic and sustainable agriculture faculty have postponed the July 11 Twilight Tour at the Organic Research Farm in Watkinsville due to this week’s heavy rain and very poor field conditions.
The fields surrounding the farm and the farm roads are just too wet to accommodate guests, with some fields holding puddles of standing water, said Julia Gaskin, sustainable agriculture coordinator for the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the event’s organizer.
With a chance of rain forecasted for Thursday, conditions are not going to get any better before the tour.
She plans to reschedule the event in the coming weeks. Those who were planning to attend the event this Thursday should watch for the new date.
For more information on sustainable agriculture at the UGA CAES, visit www.caes.uga.edu/topics/sustainag.
(Merritt Melancon is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)
Student working at UGA's organic demonstration farm at the Durham Horticulture Farm, at 1221 Hog Mountain Road in Watkinsville.Download Image