The Georgia Cotton Commission board members and advisors visited with Cotton Team researchers on June 29, 2012, in Tifton. In-progress research was observed on the Lang-Rigdon Farm, Ponder Farm, Gibbs and ABAC Farms and the RDC Pivot Field. Over the course of the day, the group took the opportunity to ask questions and get in-depth descriptions of the work from researchers at plot-side…work that is funded by the Georgia Cotton Commission, with grower assessment dollars.
This annual exercise is another way to continue the enhancement of the Commission’s producer-funded research program.
Many important aspects of production are covered with this current research: cropping systems; cotton physiology; fertility; engineering; insect research; weed control; cotton breeding; pathology; agronomics; insecticide resistance monitoring and economics.
Georgia Cotton Commission Chairman, Louie Perry said, “Georgia’s cotton industry is fortunate to have excellent and dedicated scientists working on our behalves. We, in Georgia, have a great research infrastructure which includes the UGA Micro Gin and seeing all of this ongoing work today assures me that grower funds are being used in the best possible ways for the best possible reasons: to grow a high yielding, high quality and profitable cotton crop while, at the same time, always striving to be excellent stewards of our natural resources.”