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MSU offers cotton, corn and soybean short course

MSU Extension Service

MISSISSIPPI STATE – Mississippi cotton, soybean and corn producers who take advantage of a three-day short course in December will receive valuable information about how to succeed in agriculture.

Registration for the Dec. 6-8 Row Crop Short Course is free until Nov. 26 and $40 a person after that. The event is hosted by Mississippi State University’s Extension Service and will be held on campus in the Bost Extension Center. The program begins with lunch at noon on Dec. 6 and concludes with lunch on Dec. 8.

Agenda topics include insect management in multiple cropping systems, management of glyphosate-resistant weeds, impact of row spacing and maturity group on soybean yield, and commodity market updates.

Two hands-on workshops will deal with nutrient deficiencies in cotton, corn and soybeans, as well as the impact of spray tip selection on the performance of herbicides and insecticides.

Fourteen Certified Crop Adviser continuing education credits will be available in pest management, crop management, nutrient management, soil and water, and professional development.

“Last year we expanded the Cotton Short Course to include multiple crops,” said Darrin Dodds, event organizer and Extension cotton specialist. “The expansion proved to be successful with more than 300 people registering for the event.”

The Mississippi Corn Promotion Board, Mississippi Soybean Promotion Board, Mississippi Cotton Inc. State Support Committee and numerous private industries sponsor this educational event. Those preregistered will be served a free lunch Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, as well as steak dinner Dec. 7 at the Starkville Country Club.

For more information, contact Dodds or Tammy Scott at (662) 325-2311.

Released: November 19, 2010
Contacts: Dr. Darrin Dodds
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