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UGA field day to feature cotton, peanuts By Tatyana Phelps
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Cotton and peanut research will be featured at the University of Georgia field day, set for Wednesday, Sept. 9, on the UGA campus in Tifton, Georgia.

The Georgia Peanut Commission, Georgia Cotton Commission and the UGA cotton and peanut teams will host the field day, which begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Lang-Rigdon Farm, located on 230 Rigdon Altman Road, Tifton.

The event will showcase current UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences research projects being conducted at different research farms in Tifton. Growers will learn the latest information and be able to ask UGA researchers about production of the two crops.

“The cotton and peanut research field day allows UGA (Cooperative) Extension and research faculty to update their commodity funding agencies and agricultural clientele of current research projects in cotton and peanuts,” said Scott Monfort, UGA Extension peanut agronomist. “Projects include breeding, entomology, agronomy and plant pathology for both cotton and peanuts.”

At 10:50 a.m., the field day will relocate to the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center for a tour of the Rural Development Center (RDC) pivot farm, located across from the conference center.

Lunch will be served at 12:45 p.m. at the conference center while UGA cotton and peanut economists discuss their respective commodities.

Registration is free, but required. Contact Debbie Rutland at (229) 386-3424 or drutland@uga.edu by Thursday, Sept. 3.

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