How has the drought affected crops where farmers used conservation tillage? Farmers and anyone else who would like to know can find the answers this month in Burke County.
The University of Georgia and five other government groups and commercial firms will host the Central Savannah River Area Conservation Tillage Demonstration Farm Field Day July 20 near Waynesboro.
The field day will focus on cotton, peanuts and soybeans. The UGA cotton team will be on hand, along with experts with UGA, John Deere, Monsanto and others.
To get to the field day, from Waynesboro or Augusta on U.S. Highway 56, turn south onto U.S. Highway 23, then left onto Hancock Landing Road. Then turn right onto Thomas Road. The CSRA Conservation Tillage Demonstration Farm is on the left.
(Dan Rahn is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)