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Row Crop Short Course March 1

Panhandle Row Crop Short Course and Trade Show

The Row Crop Short Course and Trade Show will be held on Thursday, March 1 at the Jackson County Agriculture Conference Center, located at 2741 Pennsylvania Avenue in Marianna, Florida.  Registration and the Trade Show will open at 7:30 AM with the program starting at 8:00 AM and will conclude with lunch.  In previous years, cotton and peanut educational meetings were held separately, but will be combined into one training event for 2012.

The focus of the meeting will be to update peanut and cotton famers with information on variety selection, weed and disease management, fertilization, and improved efficiency with variable rate application.  Specific topics of interest this year will be:  managing white mold in peanuts, palmer amaranth control in cotton and peanuts, the 2012 market outlook for peanuts, cotton, corn and soybeans, and also what to do in the event of a chemical spill on the farm.  Private agriculture and CORE CEU’s have been applied for to aid Pesticide Applicators in Restricted Use Pesticide License renewal.

The Short Course will also feature a Trade Show of businesses that offer goods and services to farmers in the region.  Time will be provided to visit with the company representatives to learn about new products and suggestions they have for row crop farms.  New this year, Farm Credit is offering you the opportunity to replace your tired, well-worn cap with a brand new Farm Credit cap during the Short Course.   Bring your old cap to the meeting and Farm Credit will exchange it for a new Farm Credit cap, “Just in time for planting season!”

For more information, down load the flyer: 2012 Row Crop Short Course Flyer, email:  Doug Mayo, by phone 850-482-9620, or on the Internet: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu.