Due to COVID-19 related restrictions, spring crop meetings will be different this year compared to years past. UF Extension will host four short virtual crop sessions (free) on Zoom throughout February, focused on cotton, peanut, corn/soybean, and precision ag. These will be taking the place of our physical crop meeting usually held in early March. Although CEUs are available, we must follow guidelines provided by FDACS during the sessions- it will not be as simple as signing into the meeting to get CEUs. Click HEREfor complete information about our Panhandle Row Crop Update Series and how to earn CEUs.
The first update session is on Cotton, scheduled for next Wednesday (February 3rd) from 8:30am-11am CST.
Most speaker presentations have been recorded and will be played during the meeting. They will also join live to take questions and provide any updates which may have occurred after their recording was made.
- Cotton varieties – Cotton Seed Representatives
- Cotton insects – Dr. Scott Graham, AU
- Cotton nematicides – Dr, Zane Grabau, UF
- Cotton weed control program – Dr. Stanley Culpepper, UGA
- Dicamba in cotton – Dr. Pratap Devkota, UF
- Cotton Diseases – Dr. Bob Kemerait, UGA
- Cotton fertility – Dr. Mike Mulvaney, UF
- Cotton Stress Factors – Dr. Ian Small, UF
I understand that Jackson County is a rural county, and that some may struggle with an internet connection and virtual meetings. I am offering the Jackson County office as a viewing location for up to 30 people who call in with this need. You MUST call in (850-482-9620) if you wish to view the session(s) at the Extension office, and this limited attendance is capped to 30 people who are unable to view the meeting(s) otherwise. Call in early, starting this Thursday (the 28th) the in-person viewing option for those with internet issues will be made available to growers in neighboring counties as well. Masks must be worn at all times in the building. Tables and chairs will be set up with 6-foot spacing and hand sanitizer will be available.
If you would like to join the in the Panhandle Row Crop Update Series for one or more sessions, please register for each one using the links provided in this article in order to get the Zoom link to join.
–Ethan Carter, UF/IFAS