Research and Education Centers
The Tifton Campus manages 7,000 acres in south Georgia, including research farms and centers at Attapulgus, Camilla, Midville and Plains.
The warm, humid climate in Attapulgus, Ga., is ideal for major agricultural insect, weed, nematode and disease problems. This provides a unique setting for UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences researchers to develop novel pest management strategies and tactics, and to screen new crop varieties with pest resistance.
Located in Camilla, Ga., the C.M. Stripling Irrigation Research Park's primary research involves cutting-edge technologies in the field of precision irrigation and precision agriculture.
Efforts at the Midville, Ga., facility are focused on row crop research. Peanuts, soybeans, alfalfa, corn, cotton, sorghum and potential biofuel crops are studied. Variety testing, pest management strategies, fertilizer application rates, seeding rates and disease management research programs are also in place.
Current research in Plains, Ga., focuses on every major row crop in south Georgia, including peanuts, cotton, corn, soybeans, grain sorghum, wheat, canola, peaches, watermelons and pecans. Animal scientists use the station's 80-head cow-calf herd to conduct breeding and forage studies.