The Georgia Cotton Profitmaker Course will be offered beginning Tuesday, Jan. 31, at the Coffee County Extension office. The five-week course is designed for growers, consultations and agribusinesses to get in-depth training on cotton production.

The goals of the course are to help cotton growers make higher yields, more profit, and to make cotton decision makers top-notch managers.

The cost of the course is $75, which includes meals and handouts. Payment is due at registration to reserve a spot in the class. There is limited space for the course, and it will be available to those who sign up first until the class is filled.

Those interested in participating should send their name, address and phone number along with a check for $75 made out to the Coffee County Ag Fund, 709 E. Ward St., Douglas, Ga., 31533. For more information call (912) 384-1402 or e-mail twobales@uga.edu.

The schedule for the course is as follows, with all classes starting at noon:

  • Tuesday, Jan. 31 — Stanley Culpepper, UGA Extension cotton weed scientist, Cotton Weed Management Including Updates on Roundup Ready Flex Cotton, Roundup Resistance in Palmer amaranth (pigweed), and Spiderwort Control.

  • Monday, Feb. 6 — Steve Brown, UGA Extension weed specialist, Variety Selection and Pending Technology Changes, and Craig Bednarz, UGA cotton agronomist, Cotton Irrigation.

  • Tuesday, Feb. 14 — Phillip Roberts, UGA Extension entomologist, Cotton Insect Control.

  • Tuesday, Feb. 21 — Glen Harris, UGA Extension agronomist, Surviving High Fertilizer Prices.

  • Monday, Feb. 27 — Phil Jost, UGA Extension agronomist, Growth Regulators, Defoliants, Replant Decisions and Evaluation of Transgenic Technology Systems.