UGA Field Day

first_imgCotton and peanut research will be featured at the University of Georgia field day, set for Wednesday, Sept. 9, on the UGA campus in Tifton, Georgia.The Georgia Peanut Commission, Georgia Cotton Commission and the UGA cotton and peanut teams will host the field day, which begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Lang-Rigdon Farm, located on 230 Rigdon Altman Road, Tifton.The event will showcase current UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences research projects being conducted at different research farms in Tifton. Growers will learn the latest information and be able to ask UGA researchers about production of the two crops. “The cotton and peanut research field day allows UGA (Cooperative) Extension and research faculty to update their commodity funding agencies and agricultural clientele of current research projects in cotton and peanuts,” said Scott Monfort, UGA Extension peanut agronomist. “Projects include breeding, entomology, agronomy and plant pathology for both cotton and peanuts.”At 10:50 a.m., the field day will relocate to the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center for a tour of the Rural Development Center (RDC) pivot farm, located across from the conference center. Lunch will be served at 12:45 p.m. at the conference center while UGA cotton and peanut economists discuss their respective commodities. Registration is free, but required. Contact Debbie Rutland at (229) 386-3424 or [email protected] by Thursday, Sept. 3.last_img read more

Royal IHC to open new office in Croatia

first_imgDutch equipment, vessels and services provider Royal IHC is creating a new office in Pula, Croatia in order “to strengthen its engineering capacity.”Officially opening in September, the office will be supervised by IHC subsidiary IHC Engineering Croatia – based in Rijeka – which specializes in design and engineering services for vessel owners and shipyards.Announcing the creation of its new office on Friday, IHC noted that Pula is well known as one of the main maritime centers in Croatia. IHC’s new local office will allow it to utilize the pool of practical knowledge and maritime engineering experience available in the region.In addition, it will provide engineering support services to IHC’s shipbuilding cluster. It will deliver the full spectrum of basic and detailed engineering services required for the hull design through to outfitting.New job opportunitiesIHC is aiming to grow the office in Pula to a capacity of around 20 experienced engineers by the end of 2018, with further growth planned for the coming year.last_img read more