Now that we are well into the spring season, land prep has been done and planting is underway at the Darrell Williams Research farm. The warm weather and the aroma of freshly turned dirt have us excited for what’s to come with the 2024 growing season. At the end of the season, we will have 168 acres of peanuts, 113 acres of corn, 171 acres of cotton, and 90 acres of hay. 

The land has been turned and almost all of the peanuts have been planted, except the last 30 acres that will be planted later in the season so they can be picked during the week of Expo. After harrowing, spreading lime, spreading fertilizer, and bedding, all of the corn has been planted and has received the first application of side dress and post-emergent herbicide. Now that all the cover crop for cotton has been burned down and strip-tilled, we are planting cotton. Next week, we will fertilize the hay after we have our first cut this week. In the coming weeks, we will plant the last of our peanuts that will be picked during Expo, finish planting our cotton, and get ready for our second hay cutting. 

This will be the 47th year that the team has been leading industry research conducted by agricultural company researchers and University of Georgia agronomists at the 530-acre farm here at the Sunbelt Ag Expo. Throughout the spring season, there will be many updates to come about the crops and studies going on at the farm.

Plan to visit the Research Farm to learn firsthand about the latest technology on trial in the fields July 10-24!

Darrell Williams Research Farm Planting Research Trials Sunbelt Ag Expo