Raising More Profit Events

Lubbock Raising More Profit Event to Focus on Water, Weed Management for Profitability

Profitability is a continuing challenge for cotton growers, especially during a time of increasing input costs and declining prices.

With an eye toward helping enhance profitable cotton production, the upcoming Raising More Profit seminar in Lubbock, TX will focus on an array of topics, highlighted by presentations on managing water use for increased profitability and cost-effective practices to combat emerging herbicide-resistant weed issues.

The seminar – hosted by Cotton Grower magazine and presented by Bayer CropScience – will be held on August 26 at the Bayer Museum of Agriculture, beginning at 9:00 a.m. The Raising More Profit series was developed to provide information on timely topics of interest and tips on profitable cotton production.

The opening session in Lubbock will feature Dr. Jim Bordovsky, senior research scientist with Texas A&M Agrilife, on water use efficiency and the economic impact that proper water management can have on cotton yields, and Dr. Wayne Keeling, Extension weed specialist with Texas A&M Agrilife, on emerging issues with herbicide resistant weeds and the potential effect on a grower’s bottom line in terms of yield reductions and the costs of weed control programs.

Both presentations will be followed by representatives of Bayer CropScience, who will provide additional information on products, varieties and technologies to help growers enhance production in both irrigated and dryland situations, as well as manage weed resistance.

Following the opening session, attendees will be invited to visit five breakout areas for informal discussion and interaction:

  • Seed Treatments – A discussion on treatment options that protect a grower’s seed investment and enhance a crop’s healthy start and profit potential.
  • Cotton Varieties and Traits – A review of the yield and profit potential and other characteristics for FiberMax cotton varieties.
  • Spray Demonstration and Herbicide Application BMPs – A look at how selecting the proper nozzle can impact application accuracy and – ultimately – a grower’s bottom line, led by an expert from Greenleaf Technologies.
  • Branding Fiber for Greater Marketability – A look at how the Bayer CropScience e3 program is adding downstream value to cotton to help put more money in growers’ pockets.
  • Farm Bill Update and Planning – An update on Farm Bill implementation and key decisions that growers need to make to ensure profitable production, led by Dr. Jackie Smith, Texas A&M Agrilife economist.

Four poster presentations will also be available for attendees to review prior to lunch:

  • Bee Health
  • Respect the Rotation Integrated Weed Management Initiative
  • Bayer CropScience Investment in the Lubbock Area
  • Tour of the Bayer Museum of Agriculture

Invitations for the Raising More Profit seminar in Lubbock – including registration information – have been mailed or are available from Bayer CropScience representatives. Online registration for the meeting is also available now.

The Raising More Profit seminar in Lubbock is one of three scheduled meetings throughout the Cotton Belt. The first session was held in Memphis, TN on June 25, with the second meeting set for Tifton, GA on August 19.

 

Managing Weeds and Nematodes to Enhance Cotton Profitability Focus of Raising More Profit Seminar in Tifton

Profitability is a continuing challenge for cotton growers, especially during a time of increasing inputs and declining prices.

With an eye toward helping enhance profitable cotton production, the upcoming Raising More Profit seminar in Tifton, GA will focus on an array of topics, highlighted by presentations on cost-effective practices to combat herbicide resistant weeds and new ways to effectively manage nematodes.

The seminar – hosted by Cotton Grower magazine and presented by Bayer CropScience – will be held on August 19 at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center, beginning at 9:00 a.m. The Raising More Profit series was developed to provide information on timely topics of interest and tips on profitable cotton production.

The opening session in Tifton will feature Stanley Culpepper, University of Georgia Extension weed specialist, on the economic impact that herbicide resistant weeds have had – and continue to have – in terms of yield reductions and the costs of weed control programs, and Bob Kemerait, University of Georgia Extension pathologist, who will examine the dollars and cents of nematode management programs and the potential offered by new solutions heading to the market.

Both presentations will be followed by representatives of Bayer CropScience, who will review additional information on products and technologies to help manage weed resistance and on a potential new solution for nematode control.

Following the opening session, attendees will be invited to visit four breakout areas for informal discussion and interaction:

  • Seed Growth – A discussion on best practices and products for early-season seed growth.
  • Cotton Varieties and Traits – A review of the yield and profit potential and other characteristics for Stoneville cotton varieties.
  • Spray Demonstration and Herbicide Application BMPs – A look at how selecting the proper nozzle can impact application accuracy and – ultimately – a grower’s bottom line, led by an expert from Greenleaf Technologies.
  • Branding Fiber for Greater Marketability – A look at how the Bayer CropScience e3 program is adding downstream value to cotton to help put more money in growers’ pockets.

Four poster presentations will also be available for attendees to review prior to lunch:

  • Bee Health
  • Benefits of Cotton/Peanut Rotation
  • Use Harvest to Plan for Next Season
  • Precision Ag – Tools for Improving Profitability

Invitations for the Raising More Profit seminar in Tifton – including registration information – have been mailed or are available from Bayer CropScience representatives. Online registration for the meeting is also available now.

The Raising More Profit seminar in Tifton is the second of three scheduled meetings throughout the Cotton Belt. The first session was held in Memphis, TN on June 25, and the third meeting is set for Lubbock, TX on August 26.

Raising More Profit Seminars Coming to Tifton and Lubbock in August

Cotton Grower magazine and Bayer CropScience continue their series of Raising More Profit seminars this summer with sessions coming to Tifton, GA on August 19 and to Lubbock, TX on August 26.

The Raising More Profit seminar series was developed to provide growers information on timely topics of interest, as well as tips on profitable cotton production. The series is presented by Bayer CropScience and hosted by Cotton Grower magazine.

The Tifton seminar will be held at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center, and will feature presentations on weed and nematode management from Extension specialists Stanley Culpepper and Bob Kemerait.

The Lubbock session, to be held at the Bayer Museum of Agriculture, will feature discussions on water use efficiency by Jim Bordovsky and on emerging weed issues by Wayne Keeling, both with Texas AgriLife Extension and Research.

Bayer specialists and other crop protection experts will provide additional topic detail and information at each meeting. A series of breakout sessions and other interactive discussions on multiple topics will follow the initial morning program.

Each Raising More Profit will each begin at 9:00 am and conclude by 11:30 am, followed by lunch.

Invitations for both sessions – complete with more program details and registration information – are in the mail. But, online registration for the Tifton meeting and for the Lubbock program is available now.

Please save the date and mark your calendars now for a morning of information and interaction designed to help you raise more than cotton.

Raising More Profit Seminar Set for Memphis in June

Cotton Grower magazine and Bayer CropScience are conducting a series of seminars throughout the Cotton Belt this summer to provide growers information and tips on profitable cotton production.

The first Raising More Profit seminar is scheduled for June 25 at Agricenter International in Memphis, TN, beginning at 9:00 am.

The half-day session will feature presentations on weed and insect management from Extension specialists Tom Barber (University of Arkansas) and Angus Catchot (Mississippi State University), as well as other Bayer and crop protection experts. A series of breakout sessions focusing on multiple topics will follow. Lunch will be provided.

Invitations – complete with more program details and registration information – are being mailed, but registration is now open online. We urge you to go ahead and mark your calendars now for a morning of information and interaction designed to help you raise more than cotton. We want to help you raise profits.

Seminars Scheduled for Tifton and Lubbock in August

Cotton Grower magazine and Bayer CropScience have set dates for Raising More Profit seminars in Georgia and Texas.

The Georgia session will be held in Tifton on August 19, with a seminar to follow in Lubbock on August 26.

Program details are now being developed. Watch this site for more information.