Sunbelt Field Day to Feature Research, Innovation, Education
Thursday, May 31st, 2012
Research, innovation and education — you’ll hear these three words repeated time and again when describing what a visitor will find at the Sunbelt Ag Expo Field Day.
Scheduled for Thursday, July 12 at Spence Field in Moultrie, Ga., site of the Sunbelt Expo, Field Day is an annual preview for the big show held in October and it’s an opportunity for farmers to see the latest seed varieties, chemical applications, irrigation technology and precision ag technology — all in an applied research setting.
UGA Extension agents are partnering with the Sunbelt Expo to continue research and development of cucurbit (cantaloupe and watermelon) and cotton, grown in an intercropping management approach. Intercropping is the cultivation of two or more crops simultaneously on the same field. It also means the growing of two or more crops on the same field with the planting of the second crop after the first one has completed its development.