The Sunbelt Ag Expo Field Day brought hundreds of farmers from Georgia and surrounding states. The event let’s you see demonstration plots with the latest innovative research, and visit with industry and university researchers to get up-to-date information on topics such as new seed and forage varieties, irrigation and water management, crop protection, soil fertility and precision agriculture.
Stoneville took advantage of this opportunity to showcase their new cotton varieties. I visited withe Rachel Walters, Southern Market Manager,(pictured being interviewed by Sunbelt Ag Expo social media) about cotton disease and Stoneville solutions. Two main diseases are Bacterial Blight Resistance and Verticillium Wilt Tolerance. Rachel suggested varieties like ST 5115GLT, ST 5020GLT, ST 5517GLTP, ST 6448GLB2, ST 4949GLT and ST 4747GLB2. She says to use the right field, right variety and right yield approach and talk with your trusted advisor and visit the Stoneville website for more information.
Cotton Disease and Stoneville variety solutions: Rachel Walters, Southern Market Manager
On hand to kick off the Field Day was Sunbelt Ag Expo Executive Director Chip Blalock. Chip says that with the Field Day, “We work with our industry and university partners to conduct agronomic research that addresses real-life challenges that farmers face daily. All of our research is done in collaboration with farmers, industry reps and universities to determine the best approach — economically, environmentally, and socially — for the challenges that confront Southeast farmers. Those attending our field day will take away useful information that they can apply to their operation back home and improve their bottom line.” He also previews this fall’s Sunbelt Ag Expo.
Overview of Sunbelt Ag Expo Field Day: Chip Blalock, Executive Director, Sunbelt Ag Expo