The 2004 Georgia Corn Short Course and annual meeting of the Georgia Corn Growers Association is set for Tuesday, Jan. 20, at the Rural Development Center in Tifton.

Registration for the short course is 8:00-8:30 a.m. The morning session is as follows: Increasing the Value of Georgia's Corn — Impact of Value-Added Research and Business to Georgia Growers — National Corn Growers Association; Value-Added Opportunities for Corn and Policies Affecting Corn Growers in Georgia — Randy Hudson, University of Georgia; Clean Cities Program and Alternative Fuel Deployment — David Dunagan, U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities Program; and Marketing Corn in Georgia: The Cost of Ownership and Using Marketing Strategies to Secure a Profitable Price — Georgia Shumaker, University of Georgia.

Following a sponsored lunch and the business meeting of the Georgia Corn Growers Association, the afternoon session is as follows: Tillage and Row-Spacing Trial Results and Double-Cropping Corn/Results of Three Studies — Dewey Lee, University of Georgia; Irrigation Scheduling and Sensor Technology, Including a Report on Irrigation Monitoring — Jim Hook, University of Georgia; Seed Treatment Field Studies — David Buntin, University of Georgia; Post-Harvest Maize Weevil Control — Steve Brown, University of Georgia; Impact of Fungicides on Diseases in Corn — Bob Kemerait, University of Georgia; and Research Efforts in Reducing Aflatoxin: A Biological Approach in Georgia — Dewey Lee, University of Georgia.

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