Published on 03/25/02

Canola, Wheat Field Days Set in April

Anyone interested in growing a better canola or wheat crop should attend the University of Georgia's 2002 canola and wheat field days on any of three April dates.

The field days, offered by the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, will be:

* April 9 in Baxley, Ga, at Randall Odum's farm 10 miles south on Route 1.

* April 10 in Tifton, Ga., at the Rural Development Center off I-75.

* April 16 in Davisboro, Ga., at Ray Cobb's farm on Route 24 just east of the Washington County Correctional Institute.

Each event will start at noon with a sponsored lunch. UGA experts will then brief participants on recommended varieties and new and improved management practices and technologies . There will also be a tour of test plots and an update on the new Georgia farmer-owned oilseed cooperative.

For more information, contact your county UGA Extension office.

Brad Haire is the former news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.