Midville Field Day

Please join us Wednesday, August 10 at the Southeast Georgia Research and Education Center for the Midville Row Crop Field Day. Event will begin at 9:00 a.m. with tours and presentations of field research plots. A sponsored lunch will be provided.

Topics include variety evaluations, wildlife field border management, cover crop management, fertility management, creating pollinator habitats, precision ag research. and variable rate liming for forage production.

CCA Credits and Category 10/21 Pesticide Credits offered.

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R. Anthony Black Research Station Superintendent
Southeast Research and Education Center

Southeast Georgia Research and Education Center

9638 Highway 56 South, Midville, Georgia 30441

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2021 Field Day


Our Work and Priorities

The Southeast Research and Education Center is located in Burke County near Midville, Georgia, which is situated in between Augusta, Macon and Savannah. Established in 1951, the 720-acre facility is part of the upper coastal plain region just south of the fall line. The Tifton and Dothan series are the predominant soils and represent well-drained, sandy loam soils. The area receives about 44 inches of rainfall annually, making it one of the drier regions of the state. As a result, many research projects focus on the efficient use of water.

Current research by UGA scientists and Extension agents focuses on row crops and includes cotton, peanuts, corn, soybeans, and small grains. Roughly 40 research projects are conducted annually. These include the evaluation of crop varieties, pest management strategies, and conservation tillage practices including cover crop systems. Most experiments are irrigated with center pivot systems. In addition, a 6-acre site is devoted to sub-surface drip irrigation.

The center hosts several outreach functions throughout the year, some in collaboration with Burke County Extension. An annual field day is held every August along with several smaller production meetings, training and workshops. Local school groups conduct field trips and Ag Awareness education at the center as well.

About us


We investigate the latest production and technological practices, striving for producer profitability and sustainability.
Research and Education Centers (RECs) are hubs for innovation and discovery that address the most critical issues facing agricultural production throughout the state. Ultimately, our findings are shared with stakeholders through the extension and outreach efforts of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
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