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Participation in the Crop Protection tours is a benefit of being a student or post-doc member of SON. 

The SON Industry and Graduate Student Committees joined forces and organized the SON Student & Post-Doc West Coast Tour in early April this year.  Hosts from various crop protection industries shared with the student and post-doc participants real-world aspects of University, Government, Growers, and Industry research and activities. This tour provided valuable insights to crop protection strategies and developments. Furthermore, the participants built new connections and increased their networking capabilities, meeting and discussing with top of the line scientists, researchers, and cooperators. If you were not able to attend, we have good news!

A Southeast Coast Tour is being planned for June of this year. The tentative schedule is:

Wednesday June 5th:  Travel day  

5:00 pm: Welcome social at local restaurant 

Thursday June 6th:  

7:00 am: Breakfast in hotel 

7:45 am: Leave the hotel direction to University of Georgia, Tifton  

8:00 am to 9:30 am:Visit extension program at the University of Georgia, Tifton. 

9:30 am: Leave for Bayer station. 

10:00 am to 12:00: Dr. Scott Russell – Entomologist and Field Development Representative at Bayer station in Tifton, GA.  

12:00 – 1:00 pm: Lunch  

12:45 pm: Leave to the Corteva station in Cairo, GA 

2:00 pm 5:00 pm: Dr. Andy Shirly, Plant Pathologists and Field Scientist at Corteva station in Cairo, GA 

5 pm: Dinner 

Depart from Cairo to the Hotel in Tifton.    

Friday June 7th:  This day will be combined with Dr. Crow’s class 

7:00 am: Breakfast in hotel. 

7:30 am: Leave the hotel direction to Byron GA. 

9:00 am – 11:00 am: Dr. David Shapiro-Ilan, USDA, Byron, GA. 

11:00 – 1:00 pm: Drive from Byron to Tifton and have lunch on the way at Buc-ee’s.  

1:00 5:00 pm: Visit a government, university, and industry scientists:

Dr. Richard Davis & Dr. Lesley Schumacher – USDA,

Dr. Intiaz Chowdhury – UGA,

Dr. Clemen Oliveira – Certis Biologicals.  

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Dinner at UGA-Black Shank farm sponsored by Certis Biologicals.

 Saturday June 8th:  Travel day.

Thanks to our sponsors for facilitating this opportunity!


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