Sessions from the 2017 MS Row Crop Short Course Now Online

Sessions from the 2017 MS Row Crop Short Course Now Online

Recordings and graphics of presentations from the 2017 Mississippi State Row Crop Short Course are now available online through the Focus on Cotton series from the Plant Management Network and Cotton Incorporated.

The program – held in Starkville, MS in December 2017 – included a cover crop symposium, grower and university personnel presentations on cover crop utilization, discussions on auxin herbicide issues, and presentations on plant pathology and agricultural economics.


Featured topics and speakers include:

  • How Cover Crops Have Improved Soil Productivity – Jesse Hall, Hall Farms
  • Cover Crops and Soil Health − Bill Robertson, University of Arkansas
  • Incorporating Cover Crops in East MS − Jack Huerkamp, Lampe Partnership
  • Integrating Cover Crops and Herbicides for Weed Management − Larry Steckel and Drake Copeland, The University of Tennessee
  • Redbanded Stink Bug: Biology, Identification, & Pest History − Angus Catchot, Mississippi State University
  • Redbanded Stink Bug: Damage and Control − Gus Lorenz, University of Arkansas
  • Thrips Management in Cotton: The Game Has Changed − Whitney Crow, Mississippi State University
  • Performance of the New Bt Lygus Trait − Scott D. Stewart, The University of Tennessee
  • Bollworm Resistance in Bt Cotton − David Kerns, Texas A&M University
  • Future of Auxin Crops: Looking Into the Crystal Ball − Larry Steckel, The University of Tennessee
  • Resistant Bollworms: Insecticides and New Traits − Jeff Gore, Mississippi State University
  • Weed Control in a Mixed Trait World − Jason A. Bond, Mississippi State University
  • Agricultural Policy Advocacy: An Update From Mississippi Farm Bureau − Mike McCormick, MS Farm Bureau Federation
  • Changing the Conversation − Rob Sharkey, SharkFarmer Podcast
  • Maximizing Irrigation Efficiency: A Tool To Increase Profitability − Wesley M. Porter, University of Georgia
  • Variable Rate Phosphorus − Brian Arnall, Oklahoma State University
  • Increasing Water Use Efficiency of Irrigated and Dryland Cotton − Tyson B. Raper, The University of Tennessee

The Focus on Cotton series contains more than 50 webcasts on various aspects of cotton crop management, including agronomic practices, crop protection and ag engineering. The presentations are accessible online at any time.

The resource also features a newly improved Cotton Extension Search tool, where users can conveniently search for extension resources across all U.S. land-grant universities serving cotton producers.


Source – The Cotton Board