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Sweet Corn Growers,


Stripling Irrigation Research Park is hosting a Sweet Corn Production Workshop at SIRP on Tuesday July 22.

Here’s the tentative schedule for the Workshop at SIRP:

9am – Welcome (Calvin Perry)

9:10am – Fertility and Varieties (Tim Coolong)

9:30am – Insect Management (Stormy Sparks)

9:50am – Weed Management (Andy Shirley)

10:10am – Weather Station Network (Ian Flitcroft)

10:30am – Break

10:45am – Irrigation Management including Drip (Gary Hawkins)

11:05am – Previous Irrigation Management Projects, Soil Moisture Sensors (Rad Yager)

11:25am – Precision Ag, Soil Mapping, Etc. (Wes Porter)

11:45am – Food Safety, Sanitation Management (Bill Hurst)

12:05pm – Lunch


**For lunch arrangements, we will need to get a head count by Thursday July 17.

Please RSVP by that date. Call the Colquitt County Extension office if you would like to attend.


Note – we are in the process of requesting CCA ceu credits.




Jeremy M. Kichler

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