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Alabama Corn and Wheat Short Course December 14 & 15

Alabama Corn and Wheat Short Course December 14 & 15

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The 2015 Alabama Corn and Wheat Short Course will be held at the Auburn University Hotel and Dixon Conference Center December 14-15.

Presenters from Auburn University,  the Alabama Cooperative Extension System,  other land grant universities, industry and the U.S. Department of Agriculture will address a variety of topics pertaining to corn and wheat growth.

Alabama Extension small grains specialist Brenda Ortiz, said this course is an opportunity for farmers to learn more about every aspect of crop management.  “Farmers are always looking to optimize current practices, or adopt new ones,” Ortiz said. “Higher profitability and environmental protection are two of their top concerns. Our speakers try to provide current information to help farmers improve yield and profitability.”

Ortiz said the conference presenters are a combination of university faculty and private companies to give farmers a brief overview of new sciences and technologies available for farmers in the field.  She said the group of speakers is very diverse, offering attendees information from all areas of production.  “There was a significant increase in the acres of grain sorghum planted this year, and many issues with sorghum pests,” Ortiz said. “To help farmers combat these issues we have expanded the conference topics to include sorghum management information.”  The complete agenda is below.

Topics include managing corn for high yields, soil health and cover crop mixtures, best practices for sorghum production, wheat production and profitability, and wheat management. A complete list of topics and speakers can be found by downloading the full agenda: Corn and Wheat Short Course

Registration for the conference can be found online. Registration closes Dec. 4. Group rates for rooms are available at the Auburn University Hotelcorn and wheat short course agenda

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Author: Libbie Johnson – libbiej@ufl.edu

Agriculture agent at UF IFAS Escambia County Extension.
http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/

Libbie Johnson

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