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UGAextensioncmykDate: February 2, 2016

Location: UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center


By Mail or Online. Mail your completed registration form with payment to Conference Office, UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center, 2360 Rainwater Road, Tifton, GA 31793-5766. Make checks payable to UGA TCCC/Corn.

You may also register on-line at www.ugatiftonconference.org – click on registration for the Corn Short Course.


The registration fee includes instruction, refreshment breaks and registration. The fee is $5. Registration at the door will be $10.


You can have someone substitute for you at any time – just call and let us know. If you must cancel, please notify the Tifton Campus Conference Center Office by January 22th at 229/386-3416.


Special arrangements for people with disabilities will be made if requested in advance. For these arrangements or more information, call the Conference Office at 229/386-3416.


Contact your county Extension Office or the Conference Office

at 229/386-3416.



V8-TasselCorn-StinkBugs 0198:10 a.m.     Registration-Coffee, Juice, Pastries, Fruit

8:30 a.m.     Welcome and Introduction of Program

Dr. Laura Perry Johnson, Associate Dean,Cooperative Extension, UGA, Athens

Program Moderator: Dr. Dewey Lee, Professor, retired – Grain Crops

State Exec., Georgia Corn Growers-UGA, Tifton Campus

8:45 a.m.     Managing Nematodes and Foliar Diseases in Corn.

                                Dr. Bob Kemerait, Plant Pathologist, UGA, Tifton Campus

9:10 a.m.     Stress Effects on Growth Rate, Yield and Yield Components of Corn

                                Dr. Mark Westgate, Professor, Iowa State University, Corn and Soybean Physiologist

10:00 a.m.   Refreshment Break: Please Visit w/Exhibitors

10:20 a.m.   Current Weed Control Topics in Corn

                                Dr. Eric Prostko, Weed Scientist, UGA, Tifton Campus

10:45 a.m.   Irrigation Strategies for Profitable Return in Corn

                                Dr. Wes Porter, Ag Engineer and Irrigation Specialist, UGA, Tifton Campus

11:30 a.m.   Sources and Timing of Sulfur and  Magnesium in Corn

                                Dr. Glen Harris, Soil Scientist, UGA, Tifton Campus

11:50 p.m.   Lunch- Visit with Exhibitors – Provided by the Agricultural Commodity Commission for Corn

1:00 p.m. Georgia Corn Growers Associations  Business Meeting

Mr. Rodney Harrell, President

Agricultural Commodity Commission for  Corn Update

                                Mr. Robby Brett, Corn Commission

Recognition of Georgia High Yield Producers

                      Dr. Dewey Lee, UGA Tifton Campus

1:30 p.m.   Market Strategies to Improve Profit Opportunities

Dr. Nathan Smith, Ag Economist, Clemson University, Columbia S.Car.

2:00 p.m.    Update on Current Topics in Corn Insect Management

Dr. David Buntin, Entomologist, UGA, Griffin Campus

2:30 p.m.    Stored Grain Protectant Efficacy in Corn and Returns on Investment

Dr. Michael Toews, Entomologist,UGA, Tifton Campus

3:00 p.m.    Industry Door Prizes

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