Published on 07/23/09

UGA field day Aug. 19 at Midville, Ga., farm

University of Georgia

To showcase research and its importance to the agricultural industry in its region, the University of Georgia Southeast Research and Education Center in Midville, Ga., will have a field day Aug. 19.

Participants will see the latest work by UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences experts on twin-row soybeans, fungicide trials, insect control and official state variety trials for corn, soybean and peanut, said Anthony Black, the center’s superintendent.

Work at the Burke County center was postponed six years ago due to budget cuts. The center reopened last summer.

“Things have really picked up since the reopening,” Black said. “We have begun a new renewable energy program that focuses on the production of biofuel feedstock crops. I would say we are about up to full speed, and irrigated research land is about full capacity.”

The day starts at 9 a.m. Lunch will be provided. To find out more, call (706) 542-1060.

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