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Cotton Production Workshop Coming in Tifton

By for CAES News
The 1.66 million bales of cotton produced on Georgia farms last year were enough to make a pair of jeans and two T-shirts for every man, woman and child in the United States and Canada.

To help sustain that kind of effort, the ninth annual Georgia Cotton Production Workshop will offer a wealth of information for cotton growers, dealers and other agribusinesses Dec. 11-12 in Tifton, Ga.

Each morning will begin with 90-minute workshops. Topics will include:

  • Cotton weeds, insects, physiology, markets and new varieties.
  • Fertilizer and soil management.
  • A cotton industry update.
General sessions will cover:

  • New cotton developments.
  • The farm bill.
  • Water issues.
  • Many other topics.
Panel discussions each day will explore conservation tillage and skip-row cotton.

The workshop will begin at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, at the Tifton Rural Development Center. It will end at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday. A $30 fee ($20 before Nov. 30) covers instruction, materials and refreshment breaks.

Get a registration form on the Web, or contact your county office of the University of Georgia Extension Service. Or call the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center at (229) 386-3416 (or e-mail Verna Kea).

Dan Rahn is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.