Sunbelt holds Field Day - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Sunbelt holds Field Day

Posted: Updated:
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Large bee hive being relocated from Valdosta business

    Large bee hive being relocated from Valdosta business

    Thursday, August 21 2014 4:09 PM EDT2014-08-21 20:09:36 GMT
    The bees have made a hive inside an exterior wall at the back of The Snake Pit and a bee keeper has set up a box on the outside of the wall next to the hive to collect the bees and has been working to relocate the bees for past couple of months.More >>
    The bees have made a hive inside an exterior wall at the back of The Snake Pit and a bee keeper has set up a box on the outside of the wall next to the hive to collect the bees and has been working to relocate the bees for past couple of months.
    More >>
  • Phoebe holds blood drive Thursday

    Phoebe holds blood drive Thursday

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:11 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:11:37 GMT
    (Phoebe Putney)(Phoebe Putney)
    The gift of life is priceless and it is a gift that many can give Thursday, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. Phoebe's current drive is part of an ongoing effort to encourage all who qualify to give blood.More >>
    The gift of life is priceless and it is a gift that many can give Thursday, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. Phoebe's current drive is part of an ongoing effort to encourage all who qualify to give blood.More >>
  • Lee Co. family offers reward for missing jewelry

    Lee Co. family offers reward for missing jewelry

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:06 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:06:24 GMT
    A Lee County family is offering a reward tonight to catch a thief they say stole thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from their home.More >>
    A Lee County family is offering a reward tonight to catch a thief they say stole thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from their home.More >>
MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) -

The Sunbelt Ag Expo isn't until October, but some farmers were at Spence Field Thursday for the annual Expo Field Day.

They toured the 600 acre research field and heard from Ag experts on a variety of topics. Unlike years past the conversation was not focused on a lack of water, but on an overabundance.

Despite persistent rain, the corn, peanuts, and cotton growing on the research fields have been holding up. Sunbelt farmers say the weather has been both good and bad.

"We haven't had to irrigate and that saves us money in the long run. The down side of that is the crops are stressing from the rain. Just like crops stress from the drought, they stress from too much rain. Right now we are kinda on the edge," said Sunbelt Expo Farm Site Manager Michael Chafin.

Even with the rain Chafin says one thing they're still stressing to farmers is water conversation, because you never know when dry weather could come back around.

 

Copyright 2013 WALB.  All rights reserved.