2015 Georgia Cotton Commission 8th Annual Meeting and UGA Cotton Production Workshop

The Georgia Cotton Commission’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the Commission’s 8th Annual Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, January 28, 2015, at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center.

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.

Following the speakers, the Commission will host lunch.  During this time, sponsors will be recognized and door prizes will be given away.  The meeting and lunch are open to not only cotton growers, but anyone interested in the cotton industry.

The annual meeting is held the same day as the UGA Cotton Production Workshop conducted by the Research & Extension Cotton Team. Attendees will learn the latest technical production strategies from the researchers whose projects were funded by the Commission using growers’ dollars.  Information is available on the Commission’s website: www.georgiacottoncommission.org  and at the UGA Cotton Team website: 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.

For information on becoming a sponsor, please contact the Commission office at 478.988.4235.

Tentative Agenda

Georgia Cotton Commission’s 8th Annual Meeting
and
UGA Cotton Production Workshop
January 28, 2015
UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center
 

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 2014 & 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

10-10:30 a.m.          Welcome, recognition of sponsors, Commission report

10:30-11:10 a.m.     Mark Messura, Senior Vice President, Cotton Incorporated

11:10-11:50a.m.      John Maguire, Senior Vice President, National Cotton Council

11:50-12:00 p.m.     Southern Cotton Growers

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 2014 & 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 2014 & Up and Coming Technologies:  Cotton varieties for 2014 & 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 Forecast:  Smartphone Irrigation Scheduling App; Irrigation technology; Cotton sensitivity to water stress.  (Wes Porter, John Snider, & Pam Knox)


Insect Pest Management:  Update 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) ___________________________________________________________________________________
Scheduled Times for Breakout Sessions (each session will be offered two times):


8:00 am – 8:50 am      Economics, Marketing, & Farm Bill (Rm. 1)
                                   Insect Pest Management (Rms. 6/7)
                                   Cotton Varieties for 2014 & Up and Coming Technologies (Rm. 10)

9:00 am – 9:50 am      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)

2:10 pm – 3:00 pm      Economics, Marketing, & Farm Bill (Rm. 1)
                                   Insect Pest Management (Rms. 6/7)
                                   Cotton Varieties for 2014 & Up and Coming Technologies (Rm. 10)

3:10 pm – 4:00 pm      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)

 

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