Published on 09/08/05

Field day to show ways to reduce toxic chemicals

TIFTON – Anyone who wants to learn more about research to eliminate or reduce toxic chemicals in crops should attend a field day on the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Sept. 22. Registration begins at 9:30 at the arboretum on Rainwater Rd. in Tifton, Ga.

The field day is sponsored by Georgia Organics, the United States Department of Agriculture and the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

Attendees will tour three research farms where they will see ongoing experiments by USDA and UGA CAES scientists. Topics include alternative summer and winter cover crops, weed suppression, covers and farmscaping as pest-management tools, organic no-till planting and peanut varieties bred for better disease resistance.

There will also be demonstrations of equipment designed or modified for organic growing in no-till and conventional tillage situations.

To guarantee a spot on the tour, materials and lunch, call Relinda Walker at (912)481-2263 or e-mail her at

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