Conference to offer cotton update

Farmers will be able to hear about the experiences of a fellow farmer regarding narrow-row cotton at the annual Southeast Cotton Conference Jan. 25 in Rocky Mount, N.C.

The annual conference sponsored by Southeast Farm Press is a forum for upper Southeast growers to discuss issues related to cotton marketing and production.

Fifteen-inch cotton has been a hot topic this year as growers and others in the industry have followed the progress of the crop at Rogers Brothers Farms in Hartsville, S.C.

Gill Rogers will be on hand at the conference to share what he's learned from this year's crop. Rogers, who farms with his brother, John, grew 220 acres of 15-inch cotton this year. It was a project of John Deere Company, Monsanto Company, and Delta and Pine Land.

This year's conference features “Cotton in a New Era;” discussion about new cotton technology; and updates from experts with the Extension services at North Carolina State University, Clemson University and Virginia Tech.

The cost of the conference is $20 at the door, $10 in advance. Breakfast and lunch are included in the cost.

John Deere Company is the sponsor of the lunch. Bayer CropScience is sponsoring the breakfast. Stoneville, an Emergent Genetics company, is sponsoring the break.

Application is being made for Certified Crop Advisor CEUs and pesticide credits with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture.

The conference is again being held at the Nash Community College Business and Industry Center. The spacious facility gives growers, exhibitors and speakers the opportunity to interact during the conference.

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