December 6, 2021
The LSU AgCenter will host a crop production meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 15 at the Scott Center on the Macon Ridge Research Station in Winnsboro, La. The meeting will focus on strategies for diversifying crop production in the northeastern region of the state.
“Many producers are interested in how to diversify their current crop rotations,” said Dennis Burns, research coordinator for LSU AgCenter’s Northeast Research Station. “The purpose of the meeting is to give producers information on strategies that will help them meet their goals.”
Presentations will cover best management practices and economics of crops such as peanuts, grain sorghum and canola. Other topics will include cultural practices such as row spacing and cover crops. There will also be a session on the storage costs and marketing opportunities associated with grain bins.
Speakers include university experts as well as local producers who will share their experiences.
The meeting begins at 9 a.m. and will conclude at 2 p.m. Lunch is included. There is no cost to attend.
If you cannot make it in person, the presentations will be recorded and shared to the Louisiana Delta Crop YouTube channel.
The complete schedule is as follows:
9 a.m. – Welcome
9:10 a.m. – Peanut production, marketing and economics
10:10 a.m. – Grain sorghum production and economics
11 a.m. – Row spacing considerations for corn and soybeans
Noon – Lunch
12:30 p.m. – Canola production practices
1 p.m. – Grain bins
1:15 p.m. – Cover crops
The Macon Ridge Research Station is located at 212A Macon Ridge Road, Winnsboro, La.
About the Author(s)
Ginger Rowsey joined Farm Press in 2020, bringing more than a decade of experience in agricultural communications. Her previous experiences include working in marketing and communications with the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture. She also worked as a local television news anchor with the ABC affiliate in Jackson, Tennessee.
Rowsey grew up on a small beef cattle farm in Lebanon, Tennessee. She holds a degree in Communications from Middle Tennessee State University and an MBA from the University of Tennessee at Martin. She now resides in West Tennessee with her husband and two daughters.
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