SANTEE, S.C. —Southeast farmers can learn tips to maximize profitability on cotton and peanut crops at meetings planned by the Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service this month.
The annual South Carolina Cotton Growers Meeting will be 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Santee Conference Center, 1737 Bass Drive, Santee. Registration begins at 8:15 a.m. The annual South Carolina Peanut Growers Meeting takes place on Jan. 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the same location. Pre-registration is not required for either event, and lunch will be provided at both.
Clemson University scientists will share the latest research results on insect and weed management, precision agriculture, cotton breeding, variety trials and Extension economist Nathan Smith will provide market outlooks at both events.
In addition to presentations by Clemson University researchers, presentations also will be given by representatives from the South Carolina Peanut Board, the National Peanut Board, Peanut Growers Cooperative Marketing Association, Virginia Tech University, North Carolina State University, University of Georgia and the South Carolina Department of Agriculture.
The peanut meeting includes a presentation on the Farm Bill by Bob Redding of The Redding Firm in Washington D.C. Representatives from U.S. Sen. Tim Scott’s office will give an update from the senator’s office.
The cotton meeting sponsored by Extension and the South Carolina Cotton Board also includes presentations and remarks from the state cotton board, the National Cotton Council, the S.C. Department of Agriculture, Bayer CropScience, Americot, Monsanto, Dow AgroSciences and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Updated copies of the Peanut Money-Maker 2018 Production Guide will be available.
Attendees for both events will be eligible to receive pesticide applicators re certification credits and certified crop adviser credits.
–Denise Attaway Clemson University
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