AUBURN, Ala.—The Alabama Cooperative Extension will host two crop production meetings at E.V. Smith Research Center in Shorter on Jan. 31, Feb. 27. There will also be a meeting on Feb. 7 in Talladega. E.V. Smith Research Center is located at 4725 County Road 40, Shorter, AL.
The first meeting will include information on corn, soybeans and carinata. The meeting will be held Jan. 31, beginning at 4 p.m. Speakers for the meeting include: Dr. Joyce Tredaway Ducar, covering Xtend and Enlist Technologies; Dr. Austin Hagan, discussing nematode and disease control in corn; and Christine Bliss with Agrisoma will discuss carinata. Dr. Tim Reed will give an insect update, and graduate student Luke Carter will discuss 2016 soybean irrigation research data.
The Cotton Pickin’ Round Table meeting will be Feb. 27 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The meeting starts at 4 p.m. Speakers include new Extension cotton specialist Dr. Trey Cutts and entomologist Dr. Ron Smith. Dr. Steve Li will discuss tank clean out and nozzle selection. Graduate students Will Groover and Stephen Till will present research data on cotton yield loss due to nematodes and the benefits of Velum Total.
Extension professionals will also host a meeting Feb. 7 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the ALFA Building in Talladega, located at 314 Battle St. E. Speakers include Dr. Joyce Tredaway Ducar and Dr. Austin Hagan. Extension Economist Max Runge will have the 2017 Economic Outlook.
Regional Extension Agent Christy Hicks said these meetings are designed to provide farmers with information and resources they need going in to the 2017 growing season.
“We are looking forward to three productive meetings in January and February,” Hicks said. “Our hope is to provide farmers an opportunity to interact with specialists, to ask questions and to learn from one another.”
Meals will be served at all meetings and CCA points will be available. For more information or to RSVP contact Christy Hicks at firstname.lastname@example.org.