Information about registration and hotel reservations for the 2017 Beltwide Cotton Conferences (BWCC) – coordinated by the National Cotton Council (NCC) – is now available on the conference website.
The site also includes the preliminary online program and general information about the BWCC, which is set for January 4-6 at the Hyatt Regency Dallas Hotel in Dallas, TX.
Registration costs before December 16 are $200 for NCC/Cotton Foundation members, university and USDA researchers, Extension personnel, associations and consultants; $400 for non-NCC/Foundation members; and $80 for students.
On-site conference self-registration kiosks will be available 24 hours a day beginning on the evening of January 3. On the morning of January 4, NCC staff will be available for attendees needing assistance with registration and name badge printing.
The 2017 BWCC will begin at noon on January 4 with a luncheon available to all registered BWCC attendees, followed by a half-day Cotton Consultants Conference that will focus on topics of interest selected by a panel of consultants.
Also covered in the consultants’ conference will be new developments from industry, including reports on new varieties, chemistries and emerging technologies. All registered attendees may attend the consultants’ conference.
Those interested in making a presentation at the BWCC have until October 16 to submit either an oral or poster presentation request under the Call for Papers guidelines.
For 2017, the cotton agronomy, physiology, and soil groups have combined into one conference with multiple sessions. Topics currently submitted for this conference are a highly comprehensive simulation model of cotton physiology, nitrogen management for subsurface drip-irrigated cotton, and quality/yield evaluation trials across the Cotton Belt.
The cotton technical conferences – including agronomy, entomology, marketing, weed science, cotton diseases, engineering, ginning and more – will meet concurrently beginning on the morning of January 5 and conclude by noon on January 6.
The Beltwide Cotton Conferences annually bring together stakeholders in a healthy U.S. cotton production sector, including growers, university and USDA researchers, Extension personnel/agents, consultants, and industry sales/support personnel.
Source – National Cotton Council