The Georgia Corn Growers Association recently announced funding for corn research proposals for the year 2001-02. The following projects were approved:

  • Technical support for the University of Georgia Extension Corn Improvement Team — $36,300.

  • The feasibility of double cropping corn using transgenic hybrids — $2,000.

  • A comparison of single, twin and narrow-row width planting systems in corn and its effect on corn yield and agronomic characteristics — $2,000.

  • University of Georgia Corn Extension Education Program request for 2001 — $5,000.

  • Irrigated corn production and water conservation measures — $19,000.

  • An integrated process to nutrify and detoxify aflatoxin-contaminated corn — $9,882.

  • Evaluation of corn hybrids for silage — $1436.73.

  • Genetic study of the resistance to Aspergillus flavus and aflatoxin production in the population GT-MAS: gk and development of aflatoxin-resistant corn lines adapted to southern Georgia — $17,000.

  • Management of soil insects by precision insecticide placement in conventional and conservation-tillage systems involving transgenic and nontransgenic corn — $15,000.

  • The yield performance of herbicide-resistant corn hybrids in Georgia — $10,000.

  • Sustainable dryland corn production: development of drought-tolerant corn to manage aflatoxin contamination and increase corn acreage and production in Georgia — $17,000.

  • Reducing the risk of drought in dryland production systems by matching silking dates with the highest probability rainfall patterns — $3,500.

  • High-residue conservation-tillage system for corn (renewal) — $800.

  • The application of herbicide-resistant corn varieties for quail enhancement and yield — $5,500.

  • Implementation of closed-loop fumigation technology in Georgia — $14,000.

  • Interactions of lesion nematode infection and water stress in corn — $5,000.


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