The Row Crop Short Course and Trade Show will be March 1 at the Jackson County Agriculture Conference Center, located at 2741 Pennsylvania Avenue in Marianna, Florida. Registration and the trade show start at 7:30 a.m. with the program starting at 8:00 a.m. and will conclude with lunch. In previous years, cotton and peanut educational meetings were held separately, but will be combined into one training this year.
The focus of the meeting will be to update peanut and cotton famers with information on variety selection, weed and disease management, fertilization and improved efficiency with variable-rate application. Specific topics of interest this year will be managing white mold in peanuts, palmer amaranth control in cotton and peanuts, the 2012 market outlook for peanuts, cotton, corn and soybeans, and also what to do in the event of a chemical spill on the farm. Private agriculture and CORE CEU's have been applied for to aid Pesticide Applicators in Restricted Use Pesticide License renewal.
Time will be provided to visit with the company representatives to learn about new products and suggestions they have for row crop farms. For more information, call 850-482-9620, or go to the website http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu.