With space packed with more than 1,200 exhibitors showcasing over 4,000 product lines, even on your best behavior it’s tough to see all the Sunbelt Ag Expo offers during its annual three-day event. If you didn’t get around to everything there or couldn’t make it, here’s a modest review.
Georgia in 2016 had no official off-label complaints of drift damage relating to dicamba. State officials are pleasantly surprised and say a pre-emptive training and growers’ cooperation helped avoid what easily could have been an agricultural disaster in the state.
John Deere has unveiled new equipment and products which will be showcased at the 2016 Sunbelt Ag Expo, including an expansion of its compact tractor series, a folding corn head, a new spray nozzle and software options to streamline data collection and analysis.
Jody Childs was on the phone trying to secure just two more semi-trailers to haul the corn off his farm and finish out his harvest, topping off a corn season with good yields but one tough to get to the buying points.
As peanut harvest approaches, one of the toughest decisions a peanut grower makes is whether to terminate the fungicide program. Stop peanut fungicide applications too early and yield and quality suffer. If yield and quality are not in jeopardy, though, save money and skip the unneeded expense.
Though dozens of exhibitors, industry reps and Extension specialists provide useful information for attendees at the Sunbelt Ag Expo Field Day each year, there were a few particularly interesting things said at this year’s event.