UGA Weed Science - Stanley Culpepper - [email protected]

UGA Weed Science projects at the Sunbelt Expo during 2021 are being conducted in support of family farms by generating data to protect the practical use of pesticides and to improve cotton weed control systems. As Georgia pesticide applicators strive to make on-target applications, research at the expo will focus on identifying the most effective formulations and tank mixtures to mitigate dicamba volatility and off-target movement. Additional research will continue to improve cotton weed control programs by identifying the ideal interval between sequential postemergence herbicide applications for controlling Palmer amaranth as well as defining the best tank mixture to control morningglorries late in the season.


 

UGA Cotton Team - Glen Harris -  [email protected]

A randomized and replicated field experiment was initiated in Fall 2019 to examine the contribution of four cover crops systems to the uptake and utilization of nitrogen by cotton. This research is sponsored by The Fertilizer Institute as well as the Georgia Cotton Commission and is one of four locations across the Cotton Belt (Virginia, Tennessee and Texas are the other states participating.). Plots of cereal rye, clover+vetch and a mixture of cereal rye and clover+vetch were established in Fall 2019. A plot with no cover or fallow was also included. Cotton was then strip-till planted in May 2020 (DeltaPine 1646). Each of the main plots were divided in four and will receive 0, 40, 80 and 120 lb N total N per acre. The nitrogen applications will be split between at planting and sidedress. Deep core soil samples (down to 3 feet) and plant biomass samples will be taken periodically during the growing season and then each plot machine harvested for yield in the Fall.


 

AgroLiquid-Cotton - Mark Douglas -  [email protected]

Demonstration comparison of AgroLiquid’s phosphorus fertilizers Pro-Germinator and springuP applied in-furrow with the addition of a micronutrient package, Micro 500. Both planter-time fertility programs were followed by a foliar application of LintBooster™ and microLink® Boron applied at early bloom. For more information on AgroLiquid products and research visit agroliquid.com.


 

Valley - Tyler Fields -  [email protected]

Valley® Irrigation helps growers maximize their efficiency, producing greater yields while using fewer water and energy resources.

At Booth A-1-69 at the 2021 Sunbelt Ag Expo, you will have the opportunity to learn about our latest technological innovations, including:

  • Valley 365® unites the best features of our top-rated remote management solutions into one easy-to-use interface.
  • With Monitor & Control, the tried-and-true power of AgSense® technology gives you greater control in real time.
  • Forecast & Plan your water delivery better with Valley SchedulingTM advanced management software. It gives growers irrigation recommendations based on real, in-field data about soil, crop type, development stage and updated weather conditions.
  • Optimize & Apply water in the most accurate way possible, based on field-specific variable rate irrigation prescriptions.
  • Access to Valley Insights, to virtually scout your fields, then alert you to crop health concerns and irrigation issues so you can take immediate action.
  • Valley Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) control the speed of your pump motors so they delivery only what is needed to function at optimal efficiency, saving your operation energy.
  • Valley ICON smart panels offer increased flexibility, the ability to control pivots at the pivot point or remotely, no more damaged crops, and overall time and money savings.
  • Valley Pump Command® intuitive pump control offers an automatic VFD set point control solution that automatically matches output to demand for multiple pumps and pivots.

For more information, please visit valleyirrigation.com


 

UGA Peanut Team - Scott Monfort - [email protected]

UGA PEANUT TEAM is conducting several trials at the Sunbelt Expo’s Darrell Williams Research Farm. The 2021 Research trials include: trial 1 & 2.) foliar fertilizers and growth regulators; Trial 3 & 4.) At plant biological growth stimulants; and trial 5.) Post plant biological growth stimulants. The foliar fertilizer and plant growth regulator trials (1 & 2) will evaluate the growth, yield and quality responses of commercially available foliar fertilizers and plant growth stimulants. In trial 3 &4, the objective of the research is to evaluate the economic impact of at plant biological stimulants on plant growth and yield. The objective in in trial 5 is to assess yield response and return on investment of Post plant biological growth stimulants. The results of these research trials will be shared with growers and county agents in winter crop production meetings.


 

UGA  - Monique LecLerc/Sujata Bogati - [email protected]

There are two types of tillage systems performed in peanut. One is conventional tillage, and the other is conservation tillage. While some studies suggest disadvantages to conservation tillage practices (Grichar and Boswell, 1987; Jordan et al., 2003) or little or no difference between both conservation and conventional tillage practices (Colvin and Brecke, 1988; Wiatrak et al., 2004), others suggest a clear advantage of conservation tillage in quality, yield, and net economic return compared to conventional tillage (Tubbs and Gallaher, 2005; Faircloth et al., 2012). This experiment tries to elucidate the current controversy using the scientifically robust and reliable technique called the eddy- covariance technique. Each eddy-covariance system consists of a sonic anemometer CSAT3 (Campbell Scientific Inc., Logan, UT) and a fast-response CO2/H2O analyzer Li-7500 (Li-Cor Biosciences, Lincoln, NE), where were set up on a tripod at about 1.5 m above the ground in each field (Fig. 1), with the CO2/H2O analyzers calibrated before the setup. The instruments are powered with a set of batteries charged with a 120-W solar panel. The eddy-covariance system measured and saved automatically three-dimensional wind components, temperature, and concentration of water vapor and carbon dioxide 24-hr/day at a frequency of 10 Hz with a datalogger CR 1000x (Campbell Scientific Inc., Logan, UT). Remote checking technique is applied to remotely check the system status and measurement quality. The data are collected weekly and used to calculate peanut evapotranspiration and CO2 fluxes (i.e., the exchange rate of carbon dioxide between peanut canopy and the atmosphere). CO2 fluxes indicate the canopy respiration (with nighttime data) and photosynthesis (with daytime data). We also measure Leaf area index on a weekly basis. This year we are repeating the same experiment to validate the results. Right now, the planting has done for both types of tillage systems, and we are installing the Eddy-covariance system in the field. Soon, we will be collecting the data and at the end of the session, will be analyzing the data and make inferences based on the data.
We believe, this experiment could be helpful for growers to follow the effective cultivation practices and irrigation strategies based on scientific facts as we have been getting really interesting sets of data and would like to share in the field day as well.


 

KMC  - Kelly Peele -  [email protected]

KELLEY MANUFACTURING CO.  has been building dependable equipment for progressive farming for over 50 years. Each piece of KMC equipment is developed and engineered with the farmer’s needs in mind, insuring a top quality implement that will produce top quality results. Specializing in peanut harvesting, tillage and poultry cleanout equipment, KMC offers a wide variety of products to their customers. 


 

UGA Precision Ag - Simerjeet Virk -  [email protected]

This research is focused on answering common grower questions related to selection of optimal spray parameters (nozzle type, spray volume and droplet size) for more effective pesticide applications in peanut and cotton, and how new precision spray technologies such as Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) systems can help improve product coverage and efficacy while minimizing off-target movement.

Website: https://precisionag.caes.uga.edu/


 

Nutrien - Sorghum - Tim Moore -  [email protected]

need info


 

DeKalb - Sorghum - Jason Pittman -  [email protected]

Dekalb sorghum continues to lead the pack in yield, disease tolerance and insect resistance.  Come visit our sorghum trial and see 6 different varieties with some level of sugarcane aphid resistance.


 

Forquimica  -  Ferdando -  [email protected]

Website : https://www.forquimica.com.br/en/

The 2021 Peanut trial is a side by side to show the effect of the Forquimica Nutritional Peanut Program. Looking North the far left side is the control, with the common baseline nutrient program that is usually used in peanuts. The middle plot consists only the in-furrow treatment and the far right side has the same baseline program plus the Forquimica Nutritional Peanut Program. The intent of this trial is to compare the yields between plots and see the effects of the Forquimica Peanut Program. Our peanut program consists of in-furrow treatment and foliar fertilizer applications throughout the season with our surfactant Goodspray One.


 

Helena Agri-Enterprises - Peanuts - Michaela Grunkemeyer -  [email protected]

We’re going to do a quick walk through of our Helena Acre plot starting with our in furrow treatment of Zypro. Zypro is a product that delivers enzymes directly into the soil, dispersing to boost microbial productivity in the soil and release plant-available nutrients for up to 60 days.
We applied ENC Flex with our burndown treatment. It contains an 11-6-5 NPK with other minor elements and flexibility to tank mix with over the top herbicides to fit into any spray program.
Our first two fungicide applications include Utilize, Full Bor, and Ele-Max Manganese. Utilize gives the peanuts extra energy during critical growth stages by increasing production of polyamines which are essential to the reproductive process. It improves pollination, strengthening bloom, and fruit set. Full Bor is a controlled release foliar fertilizer that releases nutrients for several weeks while also providing boron essential for pollination and fruiting. We use Ele-Max Manganese in a foliar application to help the plants with nitrogen utilization and photosynthesis.
Our last fungicide application will include a foliar application of Ele-Max Sulfur Complete which contains sulfur and 4 other essential nutrients; magnesium, boron, manganese, and molybdenum. It’s a powder formulation that is safe to use on tender foliage.
The Helena Acre, combined with our Extractor tissue sampling program, is a customized program approach to increase yield, productivity, and return on investment for every grower.
*Always read and follow label instructions. Some products may not be registered for sale or use in all states and counties. Please check with your Helena representative to ensure registration status. Helena, Zypro, Utilize, Full Bor, Coron, Ele-Max, Extractor, and Helena Acre are registered trademarks of Helena Holding Company.*


 

CropX - Jeff Burton -  [email protected]

Visit cropx.com for more details.


 

Reinke - Mike Mills -  [email protected]

Visit reinke.com for more details.


 

Nutrien Ag Solutions - Corn - Wilks Wood/ Keith Barr -  [email protected], [email protected]

Loveland Products offers a complete line of high-performance input products and is the proprietary brand for Nutrien Ag Solutions. Our portfolio of seed treatment, plant nutrition, fertilizer, adjuvant, and crop protection products is second to none. We are constantly striving to bring new, unique chemistries to the marketplace to provide innovative solutions to problems across the agricultural and professional non-crop industries.

This year we have several trials being conducted across Alabama and Georgia, as well as here at the Expo. One set of trials is evaluating at-planting nutrition in corn, cotton, and peanuts. In each crop, we are evaluating several products such as Riser (7-17-3 with 0.95% Zinc, 0.06% Manganese, 0.07% Copper, and 0.2% Iron) which is a low salt, seed safe, highly pure pop-up in-furrow starter fertilizer containing Actetate Technology and micronutrients. These ingredients provide essential nutrients for optimizing seedling vigor, plant health, and crop yields. Altura (7-21-0 with 0.25% Zinc) is another seed-safe pop-up fertilizer that contains our C2 technology which allows phosphorus to be highly plant available and also provides numerous benefits to your soil CEC. In addition to our pop-up starters, we are assessing some synergistic products: BlackMax22 is an organic acid product that contains our C2 technology to help hold soil nutrients and soil moisture, as well as buffer fertilizer salts. Accomplish is our fertilizer biocatalyst that accelerates the mineralizing of soil nutrients, especially phosphorus which will benefit early season growth. Radiate is a unique blend of two naturally occurring plant growth hormones that work together to stimulate root development and shoot growth. At planting, Radiate promotes early-season root development and plant vigor, which sets a crop up for optimum yield.

We are also testing several foliar products to determine the best return on investment (ROI) for our growers. In peanuts we are evaluating Radiate which applied during early to midseason will help a plant to continue normal function during abiotic stresses that are encountered each year (cold snap, excessive moisture, heat and drought stress, herbicide application, etc.). Radiate is a flagship product of ours that has shown tremendous ROI for our growers, as high as 22:1 in peanuts. Also, we are looking at NutriSync Boron which is our premier boron formulation with NutriSync technology which allows for nutrients to translocate from a source to a point of the sink (growing points, reproductive growth, etc.) in a crop.

In cotton, we are evaluating Potenza, which is our proprietary mepiquat chloride that is enhanced with plant growth hormones. Unlike typical mepiquat chloride products, Potenza is formulated to optimize the ratio of mepiquat chloride and plant health hormones to improve the reproductive capabilities of your cotton. Potenza signals the cotton crop to continue to develop and grow roots to mine for nutrients and soil moisture, all while still controlling vegetative growth and height. CarbN (28-0-0-5S) is another product gaining some attention, and it is our liquid nitrogen source that is enhanced with organic acids and fertilizer biocatalyst technologies. With these enhancements, we have been able to cut nitrogen rates by 10-15% without sacrificing any yield in cotton or corn. Lastly, Lokomotive (2-0-25) is one of our foliar potassium products that is being assessed. Unlike other liquid potassium sources, Lokomotive has been specifically designed to provide maximum potassium uptake with minimal potential for phytotoxicity. Lokomotive is a hybrid of inorganic salt and organic salt making it a truly unique foliar potassium fertilizer that will help supply the needs during the peak demand of any crop.


 

AgroLiquid - Corn  -  Mark Douglas  -  [email protected]

Demonstrations comparing two planter-time fertilizer placement options: in-furrow and 2x2; both trials utilize AgroLiquid fertility programs. Precision placement of Pro-Germinator® or springuP™ phosphorus, Sure-K® potassium and micronutrient to provide the crop readily available nutrients for both early and full crop growth and development. For more information on AgroLiquid products and research visit agroliquid.com.


 

UGA Forage Team  -  Lisa Baxter  -  [email protected]

Website: www.georgiaforages.com
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCL6DgfaB8V2DRnGxzEBxU3w

The Sunbelt Ag Expo Darrell Williams Research Farms continues to provide an exceptional opportunity to highlight forage research in South Georgia. These hayfields provide an outdoor classroom for County Extension Agent in-service trainings, producer field days, and collaborative industry events. There are multiple demonstrations and on-going research trials in progress on the farm to address basic forage needs in addition to evaluating the integration of novel weed and insect management strategies into forage systems.

The 2-acre bermudagrass garden provides a field-scale comparison of the six most popular bermudagrass varieties in the Southeast. Here producers can interact with and evaluate these different varieties before selecting the best option for their own farm. This area is also used for large plot research trials to better simulate the yield impact of the bermudagrass stem maggot (BSM) that would actually be observed on-farm. Our next research project will use thermal imagery to assess the field and determine the optimum time to apply insecticides. The goal is to use canopy temperature as an early indicator of plant stress to improve effectiveness of insecticide applications for suppressing BSM populations. A new field of Tifton 85 bermudagrass was sprigged in June 2020. This field will not only improve the production potential of the farm, it will also be used for herbicide research trials.


 

SE Hay Contest  -  Lisa Baxter  -  [email protected]

Website: www.sehaycontest.com
Good hay is key for many livestock operations in the Southeast, either as a main forage source in the winter, or to bridge the gap between the dormancy of warm season grasses and the first grazing on cool season annuals. The Southeastern Hay Contest (SEHC) encourages producers to test their hay because it can ultimately help save money by identifying supplementation needs. The SEHC is only possible because of the effort of our Extension agents, who engage producers and collect samples, and because of our sponsors, who support each of the categories. Sponsors for the 2021 contest include: Massey Ferguson, America’s Alfalfa, Southeast Agriseeds, Athens Seed Company, Pennington Seed Company, RW Griffin Industries, AgriKing, Corteva Agriscience, Georgia Agribusiness Council, and the Perennial Peanut Producers Association.
Producers can enter the SEHC in 7 categories of hay and baleage: warm season perennial grass hay (bermudagrass, bahiagrass), alfalfa hay, perennial peanut hay, perennial cool season grass (tall fescue, orchardgrass, etc.) hay, mixed and annual grass hay, grass baleage, and legume baleage. The samples are ranked based on relative forage quality (RFQ), and the top 3 entries in each category receive a cash prize. The overall winner also receives a choice of the use of a new Massey Ferguson DM Series disc mower or RK Series rotary rake for the 2022 hay production season plus $1000 in cash! Contact your local Extension agent to enter your samples in the 2021 SEHC. Entries for the 2021 contest close September 1st!


 

Farm Credit Water Stop  - Rhonda Shannon -   [email protected]


 

DeKalb - Corn  -  Jason Pittman  -  [email protected]

Corn earworms may be small, but they can mean big problems for you and your operation. But thanks to Dekalb GenuityVT Double PRO, Trecepta and SmartStax traits you’re ready to fight back. You already know Dekalb germplasm gives you strong roots, stalks, great disease tolerance and yields — but now, combined with VT Double PRO, Trecepta and SmartStax, Dekalb brand has a proven line of defense against corn earworms with broad spectrum above and below ground insect protection.


 

Dyna Gro - Corn  -  Tim Moore  -  [email protected]


 

NK Syngenta - Corn  -  Kelly Price  -  [email protected]

NK strives to offer technology, genetics and value to your operation by bringing new products to market using the industry’s largest and most diverse germplasm pool coupled with our Agrisure Traits portolio for Above Ground(AgrisureViptera), Below Ground(AgrisureDuracade) and Drought(AgrisureArtesian). We have three hybrids on display at this years field day, one is a new hybrid and two are on display for the second year here at the Sunbelt, they are NK1661-5222A, NK1677-3110 and NK1748-3110.

NK1661-5222A / This hybrid has shown strong performance across variable soil types and handles stress well. Outstanding agronomics and dependable disease tolerance supports placement in all cropping rotations. With a semi-flex ear type NK1661 maintains agronomic stability across all planting populations. Agrisure Artesian® Technology helps maximize yield potential across environments. Excels moderate to poorly drained soils, avoid non-irrigated dry land coarse soils.

NK1677-3110 / This is a true southern hybrid, look to position this hybrid under irrigation or better dryland corn ground. 1677 has excellent emergence and is a high yielding hybrid that responds to management, has much improved test weight and grain quality combined with a desirable ear placement and husk cover. This hybrid also brings an excellent combination of strong stalks and roots and has a semi-flex type ear. This product is being tested in grain and silage OVTs in SC/GA/FL.

NK1748-3110 / This 117 RM semi-flex ear hybrid has shown broad adaptability excellent stress tolerance and stability. Very good stalk and root strengths for season long standability and improved harvest. Very high yield potential with improved test weight characteristics. Good choice for both dryland and irrigated environments.

AgrisureViptera: All hybrids on display here at the Sunbelt Expo provide all the above listed characteristics in addition to carrying trait packages which include industry leading AgrisureViptera. Agrisure Viptera provides the most comprehensive above-ground insect control featuring: 1) Superior Above-Ground control with the only trait that effectively controls western bean cutworm, 2) Healthier plants with reduced risk of mold and mycotoxin development through control of ear feeding insects and 3) Higher yield & profit potential, with a 7.3 Bu/A yield advantage in fields with ear feeding insect pressure.


 

Pioneer - Corn  -  Kevin Phillips/Cameron Prince  -  [email protected], [email protected]

P1222YHR
• A 112 CRM introduction product offering excellent staygreen
• A respectable disease package offers positive resistance to key leaf diseases
• Favorable plant and ear height are key highlights
• Position across multiple environments from moderate to high yielding soil types

P1289YHR
• Exciting 112 CRM introduction product offering stability in the early to mid line-up
• Very competitive resistance against Fusarium Ear Rot and Diplodia Ear Rot matched with consistent test weight delivers solid grain quality
• Above average northern leaf blight resistance plus respectable resistance to anthracnose stalk rot are key disease scores for consistent late-season intactness
• Position this stable hybrid from low-moderate to high-yielding environments

P1622YHR
• A 116 CRM introduction product offering Optimum Leptra technology for a pyramid of insect protection
• Consistent staygreen and favorable Fusarium Ear Rot resistance highlight the agronomics of this hybrid
• Significant ear flex allows for a positive response to lower populations and above average drought tolerance make this product stable across yield environments
• Positive plant and ear height ratings along with favorable root strength and respectable stalk strength offer good standability

P1847VYHR
• Late-season product with Optimum® Leptra® technology that performs in both dryland, irrigated and grain or silage
• Offers better than average ear flex ideally suited for lower plant populations
• Competitive resistance to northern and southern leaf blight
• Suitable for later planted situations for grain or silage

P1870YHR
• Leader product that performs in both irrigated and higher yielding non-irrigated environments
• Lower ear placement and improved standability are key attributes of this hybrid
• Offers respectable resistance to northern leaf blight
• Very competitive test weight and resistance to Fusarium Ear Rot

P2042VYHR
• Exciting 120 CRM product that performs in higher yielding environments
• Contains the Optimum® Leptra® trait for excellent ear worm protection
• Full flex ear product with robust plant type
• Slightly below average resistance to northern leaf blight


 

Progeny Ag Products - Corn  -  Walter Britt  -  [email protected]

Visit www.progenyag.com for more details.

PGY 9114VT2P Corn hybrid has excellent TWT. Semi-flex eared hybrid that will perform across populations and environments. Topping plot yields from medium to high agronomic input ranges.

2015VT2P Corn hybrid is a new big yielder in 115RM for Progeny Ag. Responds to all planting and growing practices. Has top end performance under irrigated conditions.

2025VT2PDG Corn hybrid maintains yield through varying growing season environments. Retains test weight in the face of adverse growing conditions. Large flex ear that has responded to East Coast environments.

8116SS Corn hybrid has tremendous stress and flex that will excel across tough environments. Our Smart Stax southern corn traits provide additional insect protection when need in pressured environments. This hybrid is a very robust plant that makes it a leader for producing high tonnage in the silage market.

9117VT2P Corn hybrid has excellent TWT. Semi-flex eared hybrid that will perform across populations and environments. Topping plot yields from medium to high agronomic input ranges.

2118VT2P Corn hybrid is a full season yield leader with excellent agronomics with a girthy, semi-flex ears and high TWT. This hybrid has adaptability for all soil types in the South.


 

Nutrien - Soybeans  -  Tim Moore  -  [email protected]


 

Pioneer - Soybeans  -  Kevin Phillips/Cameron Prince  -  [email protected], [email protected]

P54A36SX™ brand
• Mid-Group V maturity offering both Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® and STS® technology
• Excellent resistance to southern root-knot nematode
• A shorter height for maturity with above average canopy width; works well in 30-inch and narrower row plantings
• A tawny tan color variety that offers good yield potential across yield environments

P55A49X™ brand
• Mid-Group 5 A-Series variety with outstanding yield potential and
• Excellent harvest standability
• Shorter plant height for maturity with wide canopy
• Outstanding resistance to southern root-knot nematode and good tolerance to frogeye leaf spot

P59A11SX™ brand
• This late group 5 maturity variety offers both Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® and STS® technology
• Strong harvest standability along with above average tolerance to iron chlorosis
• Tan pod color offers a blonde color in the field
• Position in later full season plantings and early double crop; works across yield environments

P68A07SX™ brand
• Late group 6 variety that offers both Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® and STS® technology
• Works well in double crop plantings and across yield environments
• Reliable harvest standability offers good late season harvest
• Above average peanut root-knot tolerance is a best in class offering

P72A21X™ brand
• Group 7 A-series variety with RR2X technology that delivers excellent yield potential and versatility
• Position across all environments: dryland, irrigated, full-season, double-crop
• Moderate plant height with above average canopy width as well as strong harvest standability
• Attractive, tawny-brown pod color with excellent southern root-knot nematode resistance


 

Asgrow - Soybeans  -  Jason Pittman  -  [email protected]

Asgrow continues to research new products and deliver new innovations and will lead the way with the greatest volume of new Xtendflex varieties, the next generation of Bayer soybean technology that will set the stage for improved performance. The 2021 Asgrow product line delivers a strong portfolio of maturity groups 0 through 7 that are tested and proven to perform well in both optimum and tough growing conditions.


 

DonMario Seeds  -  Guilherme Zambrozi  -  [email protected]

DONMARIO website: www.donmario.com/en/usa/home/
Contact: Lance Burditt, Commercial Brands Leader.
Phone: 314-459-4586

Product Information:
- DM59E01 is the latest Enlist indeterminate variety in the market and performed exceptionally well across E. Coast third party trials last year for both full and double crop.
- DM51E62S is one of our NEW Enlist varieties with STS resistance and showed positive performance in our GA test locations last year
- DM51F62 is one of our NEW XtendFlex varieties that showed strong performance across our GA test locations last year


 

UGA Extension  -  Jeremy Kichler  -  [email protected]

Impacts of the UGA On-Farm Cotton Variety Evaluation Program in Colquitt County, GA

In 2010, the UGA Cotton Agronomists implemented the UGA On-Farm Cotton Variety Evaluation Program. Variety selection is a complex decision and should be made using data from replicated trials as well as multiple years and environments. Our industry partners (Americot, BASF Corporation, Bayer CropScience, Corteva Agrisciences, Nutrien, and WinField United) were asked to provide their most well-suited varieties for Georgia. These varieties were planted in replicated trials in growers’ fields throughout cotton-producing regions of Georgia, through coordination with the county agents. The trials are managed and replicated by the grower with the assistance of the coordinating county agent to achieve realistic and statistically sound results. In 2020 there were 24 total locations with two of those being in Colquitt County.  In 2021, the Sunbelt Ag Expo is hosting another site of the UGA On-Farm Cotton Variety Evaluation.  This year's demonstration consists of 12 varieties replicated three times.  Yield and fiber quality data will be reported after harvest.

Evaluating the impact of corn fungicide applications on yield

In 2021, a research trial was initiated at the Sunbelt Ag Expo to evaluate the impact of fungicide applications on corn yields.  This trial consisted of three treatments which included an untreated check, and fungicide applications.  The fungicide treatments were applied at two different timings.  The first fungicide timing was an in-furrow at-planting application.  The second fungicide timing was V7.  Stand counts, disease, and vigor ratings and yield will be taken during this field experiment.


 

AgroLiquid - Soybeans  -  Mark Douglas  -  [email protected]

Demonstrations of in-furrow fertility programs and rates using AgroLiquid’s a readily available phosphorus product, springuP, with the addition of a complete micronutrient package, Micro 500®. This has been followed by a foliar application of fertiRain®, Sure-K and manganese at R1 to provide additional nutrition during reproductive growth stages. For more information on AgroLiquid products and research visit agroliquid.com.


 

BASF Stoneville - Cotton  -  Mark Freeman  -  [email protected]

This year we are showcasing our two top performing commercial varieties for the Southeast, ST 4990B3XF and ST 5091B3XF, as well as four new experimental varieties that we are testing across the cotton belt.

Both ST 4990B3XF and ST 5091B3XF are Mid/Mid-Full maturing varieties that are well adapted to the Southeast and have performed well across the region. They both offer herbicide tolerance to Engenia, Liberty, and glyphosate herbicides as well as three gene worm protection.

Our four experimental varieties for 2021 range in maturity from Mid to Full season maturity and each are tolerant to Engenia, Liberty, and glyphosate herbicides.

Website: https://agriculture.basf.us/crop-protection/products/stoneville.html


 

Americot, Inc  -  Michael Williams / Adam Anderson  -  [email protected]

Americot is committed to providing the Southeast cotton grower with varieties with qualities they expect: high yield potential, excellent fiber quality and disease protection, all in the latest technologies available. At Americot, our priorities are simple: excellent performance, quality products and exceptional people.


 

Phytogen - Cotton  -  Shawn Butler / Russell  -  [email protected]

For more information, please visit www.americot.com.


 

DeltaPine - Cotton  -  Jason Pittman  -  [email protected]

The Deltapine Class of 2016 – 2021 cotton varieties offer yield and fiber quality improvements over commercial standards. Our variety offerings carry the Bollgard II or Bollgard III Xtend traits to help maximize both insect and weed management performance on fields across the Southeast. First launched in 2015 the Deltapine Xtend Varieties are setting standards in yield, quality and weed control in the Southeast. Take a look at the class of 16 - 21 Deltapine Xtend varieties you will like what you see.


 

Nutiren - Cotton  -  Tim Moore  -  [email protected]


 

Nutrien - Peanuts  -  Wilks Wood/ Keith Barr -  [email protected], [email protected]

Loveland Products offers a complete line of high-performance input products and is the proprietary brand for Nutrien Ag Solutions. Our portfolio of seed treatment, plant nutrition, fertilizer, adjuvant, and crop protection products is second to none. We are constantly striving to bring new, unique chemistries to the marketplace to provide innovative solutions to problems across the agricultural and professional non-crop industries.

This year we have several trials being conducted across Alabama and Georgia, as well as here at the Expo. One set of trials is evaluating at-planting nutrition in corn, cotton, and peanuts. In each crop, we are evaluating several products such as Riser (7-17-3 with 0.95% Zinc, 0.06% Manganese, 0.07% Copper, and 0.2% Iron) which is a low salt, seed safe, highly pure pop-up in-furrow starter fertilizer containing Actetate Technology and micronutrients. These ingredients provide essential nutrients for optimizing seedling vigor, plant health, and crop yields. Altura (7-21-0 with 0.25% Zinc) is another seed-safe pop-up fertilizer that contains our C2 technology which allows phosphorus to be highly plant available and also provides numerous benefits to your soil CEC. In addition to our pop-up starters, we are assessing some synergistic products: BlackMax22 is an organic acid product that contains our C2 technology to help hold soil nutrients and soil moisture, as well as buffer fertilizer salts. Accomplish is our fertilizer biocatalyst that accelerates the mineralizing of soil nutrients, especially phosphorus which will benefit early season growth. Radiate is a unique blend of two naturally occurring plant growth hormones that work together to stimulate root development and shoot growth. At planting, Radiate promotes early-season root development and plant vigor, which sets a crop up for optimum yield.

We are also testing several foliar products to determine the best return on investment (ROI) for our growers. In peanuts we are evaluating Radiate which applied during early to midseason will help a plant to continue normal function during abiotic stresses that are encountered each year (cold snap, excessive moisture, heat and drought stress, herbicide application, etc.). Radiate is a flagship product of ours that has shown tremendous ROI for our growers, as high as 22:1 in peanuts. Also, we are looking at NutriSync Boron which is our premier boron formulation with NutriSync technology which allows for nutrients to translocate from a source to a point of the sink (growing points, reproductive growth, etc.) in a crop.

In cotton, we are evaluating Potenza, which is our proprietary mepiquat chloride that is enhanced with plant growth hormones. Unlike typical mepiquat chloride products, Potenza is formulated to optimize the ratio of mepiquat chloride and plant health hormones to improve the reproductive capabilities of your cotton. Potenza signals the cotton crop to continue to develop and grow roots to mine for nutrients and soil moisture, all while still controlling vegetative growth and height. CarbN (28-0-0-5S) is another product gaining some attention, and it is our liquid nitrogen source that is enhanced with organic acids and fertilizer biocatalyst technologies. With these enhancements, we have been able to cut nitrogen rates by 10-15% without sacrificing any yield in cotton or corn. Lastly, Lokomotive (2-0-25) is one of our foliar potassium products that is being assessed. Unlike other liquid potassium sources, Lokomotive has been specifically designed to provide maximum potassium uptake with minimal potential for phytotoxicity. Lokomotive is a hybrid of inorganic salt and organic salt making it a truly unique foliar potassium fertilizer that will help supply the needs during the peak demand of any crop.


 

Agro Liquid - Peanuts  -  Mark Douglas  -  [email protected]

Demonstration of AgroLiquid fertility programs for peanuts compared to a local grower standard fertility program. This trial compares various rates of Pro-Germinator with the addition of Micro 500 for 2x2 planter applications, followed by a foliar application of Sure-K potassium and the calcium product LibrateCa®. Local grower standard also included Micro 500 followed by a foliar application of Pro-Germinator phosphorus.

For more information on AgroLiquid products and research visit agroliquid.com.


 

Vantage Southeast  -  Britany Saylor  -  [email protected]

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