Cotton Production Workshop set in Tifton

By for CAES News
Anybody who thought growing cotton was easy wasn't paying attention this year. Georgia farmers and agribusinesses need help with the complexities of this economically vital Georgia crop.

That's why the 2002 Georgia Cotton Production Workshop will be offered Dec. 10-11 in Tifton, Ga. Sponsored by the University of Georgia Extension Service and the Georgia Cotton Commission, the 10th annual workshop a broad range of needed information.

The first morning and part of the second will be devoted to one-hour workshops on cotton weeds, insects, nematodes, diseases, physiology, markets and new varieties and on fertilizer and soil management.

General sessions will cover new cotton developments, the farm bill, irrigation research and other topics. Panel discussions each day will explore managing for early cotton picking and top fiber quality.

The workshop will begin at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, at the Tifton Rural Development Center. It will end at noon Wednesday. A $20 fee ($30 after Nov. 29) covers all costs.

To get a registration form, contact your county office of the UGA Extension Service. Or call the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center at (229) 386-3416.

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