J. Michael Moore's ImagesTitle: Professor & Extension Agronomist - Tobacco
Organization: University of Georgia
Unit: Department of Crop & Soil Sciences
Country: United States
Dr. Moore's responsibilities are to develop and implement Extension educational programs on producing and managing flue-cured tobacco. He works closely with County Extension agents, researchers and commodity and agribusiness groups to provide sound, research-based recommendations to assist Georgia farmers in producing high quality flue-cured tobacco.
As Tobacco Specialist, he coordinates the educational efforts of a team of specialists who have worked together to provide agents and growers alike the most up-to-date and factual information on tobacco production, harvesting, curing and marketing available. Educational programs lead by Dr. Moore have resulted in reduced maleic hydrazide (MH) residues and increased sucker control, the evaluation and adoption of baling cured leaf, and the convertion of curing barn furnaces to indirect heat using heat exchangers.