LSU AgCenter Announces 2004 Louisiana Cotton Forum

Sandy Stewart, Coolman, Denise  |  4/25/2005 11:09:53 PM

News Release Distributed 01/14/04

MONROE – The LSU AgCenter will present information that can help farmers grow profitable crops during the 2004 Louisiana Cotton Forum slated for Jan. 20 at the Holiday Inn Conference Center in Monroe.

The conference will begin with registration at 8 a.m. and end with lunch at noon.

Dr. Sandy Stewart, LSU AgCenter cotton specialist, said topics addressed at this year’s conference will help cotton producers grow profitable crops.

"For example, one of the breakout sessions will address what effect or effects the planting date has on cotton yield and quality," Stewart said. "We also will have experts talking about ‘Rotation Cropping Systems and the Bottom Line,’ as well as ‘Owning Versus Leasing Farm Equipment.’ The conference will be very educational and very informative."

In addition to the items Stewart mentioned, other topics to be covered at this year’s Cotton Forum include a discussion on precision agriculture, an update on the LSU AgCenter’s Master Farmer Program and a report on the state’s boll weevil eradication programs.

A variety of breakout sessions will be offered beginning at 10:15 a.m. These sessions include discussions on weed control, disease management, nematode management, problems and progress in prescription pesticide application, insecticide performance during 2003 and a review of LSU AgCenter research and extension plans for 2004.

For more details on the Cotton Forum, contact Dr. Sandy Stewart at (318) 473-6520 or sstewart@agcenter.lsu.edu

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Contact: Sandy Stewart at (318) 473-6520 or sstewart@agcenter.lsu.edu.
Writer: A. Denise Coolman at (318) 644-5865 or dcoolman@agcenter.lsu.edu

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