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Wiregrass Cotton Expo Set for February 2

Dan Cotton

wiregrassSoutheast cotton growers are encouraged to attend the 2018 Wiregrass Cotton Expo, February 2 at the National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds in Dothan, Alabama. The free event will include an exhibitor show and various cotton management presentations from Alabama Extension specialists, seed companies, Florida’s state climatologist and the Alabama Cotton Commission. The luncheon speaker will be Dr. Don Shurley, extension economist with the University of Georgia.

Jessica Kelton, an Alabama Extension regional farm and agribusiness management agent, said workshops like this draw many area producers because they highlight things growers need to know in upcoming growing seasons. She said topics pertinent to the growing season include new pest control concerns, variety performance and weed control options. Presentation topics also include, cotton irrigation technologies, cotton fertilizer management, whitefly management in cotton, cotton variety selection and more.