Preparations for the upcoming growing season will not need to be put on hold during the pandemic. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System and the Auburn University College of Agriculture’s Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences have partnered to bring the annual row crops short course to producers everywhere—on their own time. Now available, the topics run the gamut from weed control and market outlooks to farmer panels.
Alabama Extension Soil Scientist Audrey Gamble says the faculty and agents are working to equip farmers with relevant research and information.
“We are excited to bring farmers the Alabama row crops short course online,” says Gamble. “As in previous years, we have a top line-up of speakers. COVID will keep us from a traditional, in-person short course, but we are dedicated to equipping our farmers with cutting-edge information as they make decisions about the upcoming year.”
Topics include: weed control in Xtendflex soybean; cotton leaf roll dwarf virus update; crop market outlook; redbanded stink bug management in soybean; nematode-resistant cotton varieties; seed quality issues in peanut; herbicide applications in a world with dicamba; potassium management for high-yielding cotton; wild hog management and a farmer panel on cover crop management.
Each video is 10 to 15 minutes. Watch the virtual Alabama Row Crops Short Course at https://cses.auburn.edu/2020-alabama-row-crops-short-course/.