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East Arkansas Cotton Production Meeting set for Feb. 4

Feb. 4 Cotton Production Meeting at the Lon Mann Cotton Research Station south of Marianna, Ark. Topics to be discussed include weed and insect control, cotton varieties, water management.

The University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service has scheduled a Cotton Production Meeting for producers on Friday, Feb. 4. The meeting will begin at 8:00 a.m. and conclude around noon at the Lon Mann Cotton Research Station on Highway 1 south of Marianna. Lunch will be provided.

Speakers and topics include:

  • Ken Smith, weed scientist -- weed control (resistant-weed management)
  • Gus Lorenz, entomologist -- insect control
  • Tom Barber, cotton agronomist -- cotton varieties (LibertyLink and Roundup)
  • Leo Espinoza, soil specialist -- water management
  • Scott Stiles, economist-risk management -- marketing
  • Subodh Kulkarni, program associate/machinery -- soil compaction
  • Tiffany Davis – Lee County Conservation District update

Mark your calendar for upcoming crop production meetings and pesticide applicator trainings:

February 11-- Rice Production Meeting, 8:00 a.m., Moro Community Center, Moro

February 16-- Pesticide Applicator Training, 8:30 a.m., Lon Mann Cotton Research Station

February 21-- Soybean and Wheat Production Meeting, 8:00 a.m., Lon Mann Cotton Research Station

February 22-- Corn and Grain Sorghum Production Meeting,

8:00 a.m., Lon Mann Cotton Research Station

February 25-- Area Commercial Vegetable Production Meeting, 8:00 a.m., Lon Mann Cotton Research Station

March 23-- Pesticide Applicator Training, 8:30 a.m., Lon Mann Cotton Research Station

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