The University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service has scheduled a Cotton Production Meeting for producers on Friday, Feb. 4. The meeting will begin at 8:00 a.m. and conclude around noon at the Lon Mann Cotton Research Station on Highway 1 south of Marianna. Lunch will be provided.

Speakers and topics include:

  • Ken Smith, weed scientist -- weed control (resistant-weed management)
  • Gus Lorenz, entomologist -- insect control
  • Tom Barber, cotton agronomist -- cotton varieties (LibertyLink and Roundup)
  • Leo Espinoza, soil specialist -- water management
  • Scott Stiles, economist-risk management -- marketing
  • Subodh Kulkarni, program associate/machinery -- soil compaction
  • Tiffany Davis – Lee County Conservation District update

Mark your calendar for upcoming crop production meetings and pesticide applicator trainings:

February 11-- Rice Production Meeting, 8:00 a.m., Moro Community Center, Moro

February 16-- Pesticide Applicator Training, 8:30 a.m., Lon Mann Cotton Research Station

February 21-- Soybean and Wheat Production Meeting, 8:00 a.m., Lon Mann Cotton Research Station

February 22-- Corn and Grain Sorghum Production Meeting,

8:00 a.m., Lon Mann Cotton Research Station

February 25-- Area Commercial Vegetable Production Meeting, 8:00 a.m., Lon Mann Cotton Research Station

March 23-- Pesticide Applicator Training, 8:30 a.m., Lon Mann Cotton Research Station