Mississippi cotton growers can mark their calendars for the Mississippi State University Extension Service's 24th annual Cotton Short Course to be held Dec. 11-12.

The short course will help producers stay current with recommendations for planting and managing next year's crop.

Extension specialists, researchers and professionals from MSU and other institutions and agencies will cover topics such as cotton fertility, disease, weed and insect management, pest management, production practices and emerging technologies.

The course will be held at the Bost Extension Center on the MSU campus. The deadline for the $80 pre-registration is Nov. 30, or attendees can register for $100 at the door beginning at 8:30 a.m. The program begins at 10 a.m.

For more information or to register, visit http://msucares.com/crops/cotton/short-course07/ or contact Tammy Scott at (662) 325-2701.