Join us January 28, 2015 at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center for our 8th Annual Meeting and UGA Cotton Production Workshop.
 
The Georgia Cotton Commission is pleased to announce the Commission’s 8th Annual Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, January 28, 2015, at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center. The annual meeting is held in conjunction with the UGA Cotton Production Workshop conducted by the Research & Extension Cotton Team.
 
The program speakers are Mark Messura, Senior Vice President, Global Marketing, Cotton Incorporated; John Maguire, Senior Vice President, National Cotton Council; and a representative for Southern Cotton Growers. The UGA Cotton Production workshop will feature breakout sessions where attendees will learn the latest technical production strategies from the researchers whose projects are funded by the Commission’s research program.
 
Following the speakers, the Commission will host lunch where sponsors will be recognized and door prizes will be given away. The meeting, production workshop, and lunch are open to not only cotton growers, but anyone interested in the cotton industry.
 
Information is available on the Commission’s website at www.georgiacottoncommission.org and at the UGA Cotton Team website at www.ugacotton.com.
 
There is no charge to attend. Pre-registration is requested to help with meal plans.  Register online at www.ugatiftonconference.org or call 229.386.3416.

Thank you to our sponsors: 
AgGeorgia Farm Credit ♦ Agri-AFC, LLC
 ♦ Allenberg/ProCot   Americot, Inc. AMVAC Bayer CropScience/Stoneville Cotton Growers Cooperative Crop Production Services Dow AgroSciences/PhytoGen Deltapine DuPont Crop Protection Holder Ag Consulting Lasseter Equipment Group Southeast AgNet Staplcotn Syngenta Triangle Chemical Company Valent USA Corporation VSG Unmanned
 
For information on becoming a sponsor, please contact the Commission office at 478.988.4235.

AGENDA
 
Georgia Cotton Production Workshop
 
7:30 a.m.               Name badge pick-up & late registration – breakfast
 
8 – 8:50 a.m.         Economics, Marketing, & Farm Bill (Rm. 1)
                              Insect Pest Management (Rms. 6/7)
                              Cotton Varieties for 2015 & Up and Coming Technologies (Rm. 10)
 
9 – 9:50 a.m.         Irrigation Technology, Cotton Physiology, & Climate Forecast (Rm. 1)
                              Plant Pathology (Rms. 4/5)
                              Agronomics - Cotton Variety Performance & Management (Rms. 6/7)
                              Soil Fertility (Rm. 10)
                             
9:50 – 10:00 a.m.   Break
 
Georgia Cotton Commission Annual Meeting
 
10:00-10:30 a.m.               Welcome, recognition of sponsors, Commission report
 

10:30-10:40 a.m.              Ronnie Lee, President, Southern Cotton Growers

10:40-11:20 a.m.              Mark Messura, Senior Vice President, Cotton Incorporated
 
11:20-12:00 p.m.              John Maquire, Senior Vice President, National Cotton Council
 
12:00-1:15 p.m.                Lunch, sponsor recognitions, producer drawings
 
1:15-1:45 p.m.                  Presentation of the Georgia Quality Cotton Awards
 
Georgia Cotton Production Workshop
 
2:10 – 3:00 p.m.    Economics, Marketing, & Farm Bill (Rm. 1)
                              Insect Pest Management (Rms. 6/7)
                              Cotton Varieties for 2015 & Up and Coming Technologies (Rm. 10)
 
 
3:10 – 4:00 p.m.    Irrigation Technology, Cotton Physiology, & Climate Forecast (Rm. 1)
                              Plant Pathology (Rms. 4/5)
                              Agronomics - Cotton Variety Performance & Management (Rms. 6/7)
                              Soil Fertility (Rm. 10)
 
 
 
2015 Cotton Production Workshop – Breakout Sessions
University of Georgia Cotton Team

Agronomics - Cotton Variety Performance & Management:  Results from the 2014 UGA On-Farm Cotton Variety Performance Evaluation Program, agronomic approaches for irrigation management, and quantifying potential risks of herbicide drift . (Jared Whitaker & Seth Byrd)

Cotton Varieties for 2015 & Up and Coming Technologies:  Cotton varieties for 2015 & Technology Options for the near future (Seed Company Representatives)

Economics, Marketing, & Farm Bill: Overview and discussion of the 2014-2015 US and World cotton market situation and price outlook; update and overview of farm bill provisions and decisions; costs and net return comparisons for 2015.  (Don Shurley & Amanda Smith)

Irrigation Technology, Cotton Physiology, & Climate ForecastSmartphone Irrigation Scheduling App; Irrigation technology; Cotton sensitivity to water stress.  (Wes Porter, John Snider, & Pam Knox)

Insect Pest ManagementUpdate for management of cotton insect pests (Phillip Roberts & Mike Toews)

Plant Pathology:  Updates for disease and nematode management for 2015. (Bob Kemerait)

Soil Fertility:  Updates for nutrient management of modern cotton varieties. (Glen Harris) ___________________________________________________________________________________

 
 
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