Wiregrass Cotton EXPO
February 4th, 2011
National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds – Dothan, Alabama __________________________________________
7:30 - 8:40 a.m. Registration and Exhibitor Show
8:40 – 8:50 FSA, NRCS, Al Dept of Ag Update
8:50 – 9:15 Crop Insurance Panel – Changes in Insurance Programs
9:15 - 9:40 Cotton Market Hedging – Glen Arnold, Arnold Consulting
9:40 - 9:55 Cotton Insect Pest Management – Dr. Ron Smith, Extension Entomologist
9:50 - 10:20 Break - Visit with Exhibitors
10:20 - 10:50 Cotton Variety Update –
AL Pearson – DPL; Jerry Spivey – Fiber Max and Stoneville; Dr. Steve Brown – Phytogen; Ryan McKenzie – CPS
10:50 - 11:10 Crop Weather Forecasting – David Zeirden, Florida Climate Center
11:10 - 11:35 Resistant Pigweed Control Options – Dr. Mike Patterson, Extension Spec.
11:35 - 12:05 Precision AG Survey – Amy Winstead, Extension Precision Ag
12:05 Noon Alabama Cotton Commission update and Sponsored Lunch
Guest Speaker – Cotton Market Outlook
12:30 p.m. Precision Ag Demonstration – On Fairgrounds
Drawing for Door Prizes will be given away during the meeting.
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