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Oklahoma cotton: OSU to host webinar for cotton industry Jan. 16.

OSU to host cotton webinar Jan. 16

Webinar intended to bring Oklahoma cotton industry together, answer questions for new cotton growers.

Oklahoma State University Plant and Soil Science is hosting a free cotton webinar Jan. 16, 2019, at 11 a.m.

In 2018, Oklahoma’s planted cotton acres increased about 200,000 acres from 2017. The Oklahoma Panhandle saw the biggest growth in new cotton acres in counties such as Cimaron, which upped its cotton acres from 700 in 2017 to 7,438 acres in 2018, according to the Oklahoma Boll Weevil Eradication Organization.

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"The goal of this webinar is to bring the Oklahoma cotton industry together," says Seth Byrd, assistant professor and Extension cotton specialist, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, Oklahoma State University. "As the acreage increases and spreads to more regions in Oklahoma, I’m hoping this webinar will serve as a gathering place where information can be exchanged and questions asked, regarding current topics facing cotton production in our state." 

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"I also hope this will increase interaction between producers in different areas of our state and strengthen the network in Oklahoma as we move forward," says Byrd.

Support for the webinar is provided by The Cotton Board and the Oklahoma Cotton Council.

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