Georgia Cotton Commission approves 2019 research funding
The Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC) Board of Directors approved $697,802 in research for the 2019 crop year during its April 11 meeting, an increase from the $665,196 approved for 2018. This money will fund 21 research projects that will be conducted by researchers from the University of Georgia and the University of West Georgia.
These projects include studies by the UGA Cotton Team ranging from precision ag research to the marking and treatment of root-knot nematode resistant genes in cotton, and many more. The goal of this producer-funded research is to help cotton producers’ bottom lines by conducting studies can either raise yields, promote efficiency, or open new markets.
All projects are vetted by the GCC Board of Directors, made up of cotton producers from across the state, and the commission’s research review committee, which is made up of researchers, crop consultants, and County UGA Ag Extension agents.
For more information about the Georgia Cotton Commission call 478-988-4235 or visit www.georgiacottoncommission.org.