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Conservation conference highlights innovations

Images from the recent National Conservation Systems Cotton and Rice Conference.

Some 725 registrants at the recent National Conservation Systems Cotton and Rice Conference heard the latest updates on sustainable production practices currently employed and soon to be adopted on farms across the Sunbelt.

More than 100 speakers, including farmers, consultants, university scientists and industry representatives, discussed sustainable production practices from cover crops to irrigation systems to innovative ways to control weeds and pests.

"We've charted new territory for agriculture," said John LaRose, conference chairman, in his welcoming remarks to the 23rd annual conference in Memphis, Tenn.

He praised speakers, for working "in a united effort," to develop more sustainable production systems through "innovation and state-of-the-art research."

Here are a few images by Farm Press staff from the 2020 conference.

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