The 2003 Georgia Corn Shortcourse — “Managing Corn in 2003 for Profits” — is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 23, at the Rural Development Center in Tifton.
Registration for the shortcourse is 8:00-8:30 a.m. The first morning session is as follows: Managing Corn for Profit: Agronomic Practices — Sins of Planting Too Fast — Dewey Lee, University of Georgia; Row Spacing: Is Narrow Row Worth It? — Jim Frederick, Clemson University; and Irrigating for Profit — Jim Hook, University of Georgia.
The second session of the morning — Managing Corn for Profit: Corn Weed and Disease Management — features the following topics and speakers: The Role of Herbicide-Tolerant Crops and the Economical Management of Troublesome Weeds — Eric Protsko, University of Georgia; and Corn Rust and Southern Leaf Blight: What is it Costing Us? — Bob Kemerait, University of Georgia.
Following a sponsored lunch and the business meeting of the Georgia Corn Growers Association, the first afternoon session is as follows: Managing Corn for Profit: Corn Insect Management — Soil Insecticides: Are they Worth it? Bt-Events: What is the Impact in Georgia; and Insect Control in Late-Season Corn — presented by David Buntin and John All of the University of Georgia.
The final session of the afternoon, scheduled for 2:40-3:40, features the following topics and speakers: Selling Corn for Profit: What will it Take? George Shumaker, University of Georgia; and Research Update on Aflatoxin Elimination in the Southern U.S. — Dewey Lee, University of Georgia.