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Row Crops Short Course

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System agronomic crops team is excited to announce the 2022 Alabama Row Crops Short Course. This statewide conference is held each year. Join the team for an opportunity to hear the latest information from researchers, industry representatives, and Extension professionals about row crop management and production in Alabama.

When: December 13 at 10 a.m. through December 14 at 1:15 p.m.

Where: The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center, 241 S College St, Auburn, AL 36830


There is no registration fee for the short course if participates register by November 30. After November 30, there is an attendance cost of $40. To register, visit the Alabama Extension website calendar here.

Find the agenda for the Alabama Row Crops Short Course below.

Alabama Row Crops Short Course Agenda

December 13, the Alabama Row Crops Short Course will open with a market and spray technology session and continue with a session focused on insect and irrigation management strategies. At the end of the first day, there will be a social gathering. Wednesday’s agenda includes a general crop production session including weather, nutrients, and diseases management.

Tuesday, December 13

Morning Session Topics

  • Commodity Markets
    • Bart Fischer, Texas A&M University
  • Global Fertilizer Market
    • Trey Cutts, Yara North America
  • Regulatory Issues Related to Pesticides
    • Leah Duzy, Compliance Services International
  • Machine Learning/See and Spray Technology
    • Shannon Pickering, Blue River Technology 

Afternoon Session Topics

  • Alabama Federal Swine Program
    • Ashley Henderson, Alabama Soil & Water Conservation Committee
  • Beneficial Insects
    • Peter Elsworth, University of Arizona
  • Thryvon Technology
    • Scott Graham, Alabama Extension at Auburn University
  • Hemp: A Future in Alabama?
    • Katelyn Kesheimer, Alabama Extension at Auburn University
  • Update on Irrigation Expansion in Alabama
    • Eve Brantley, Alabama Extension at Auburn University
  • Irrigation Management Panel
    • Brenda Ortiz, Alabama Extension at Auburn University

Wednesday, December 14

Morning Session Topics

  • Climate Outlook
    • Eric Snodgrass, Nutrien Ag Solution
  • Ag Policy
    • Brian Hardin, Alabama Farmers Federation
  • Science Behind Soil Carbon Storage
    • Joey Shaw, Auburn University
  • Where are Nutrients Going? Case Studies from Three Alabama Row Crops Farms
    • Rishi Prasad, Alabama Extension at Auburn University
  • Row Crops Nutrient Management
    • Glen Harris
  • Row Crops Diseases
    • Amanda Strayer-Scherer, Alabama Extension at Auburn University

Thank you to the Alabama Wheat and Feed Grain Producers and the Alabama Soybean Committee for sponsoring the program!

More Information

The following Certified Crop Adviser CEUs will be offered at the short course:

  • Nutrient Management – 1.0 CEUs
  • Soil & Water Management – 1.5 CEUs
  • Integrated Pest Management – 2 CEUs
  • Crop Management – 2.5 CEUs

Pesticide points will also be available.

For more information about the conference or sponsorships, contact Eros Francisco at ezf0034@auburn.edu.

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