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AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. — Alabama producers can brush up on best management practices and prepare for the upcoming growing seasons at the 2023 Alabama Row Crops Short Course. The course will be held Dec. 14 and 15 at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center in Auburn, Alabama.

Partnering with Producers in Mind

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System and Auburn University’s College of Agriculture are partnering to bring producers an all-encompassing event geared toward understanding the current market conditions, improving farm practices and increasing profitability.

Eros Francisco, an Alabama Extension grain crops agronomist, said the faculty, specialists and agents are once again working across production lines to equip farmers with relevant research and information.

“The 2023 Row Crops Short Course will bring highly qualified speakers to cover different hot topics that are of great interest to farmers,” Francisco said. “These include commodity prices; drone usage for improving crop management; the new Thryvon technology for cotton and how will it interact with IPM practices; cotton, peanut and grain crops updates; how to get good climate information and manage it in our favor and much more.”

Row Crops Short Course Agenda and Topics

Thursday, Dec. 14, the Alabama Row Crops Short Course will open with a market and drone technology session, followed by a panel to discuss the challenges of the 2023 season. In the afternoon, the agenda will include sessions focused on cotton and peanut management strategies. At the end of the first day, there will be a social gathering. Friday, Dec. 15, the agenda includes a general crop production session including weather, nutrients, diseases and grain crops management.

A full agenda, hotel reservation information, a complete list of speakers and topics and registration information are available online at www.aces.edu/go/RowCropsShortCourse.


Registration is free through Nov. 30. Registrants after Nov. 30 will be required to pay a $40 registration fee. The following Certified Crop Adviser continuing education units (CEUs) will be offered at the short course:

  • Nutrient Management – 1.0 CEU
  • Soil and Water Management – 1.0 CEU
  • Integrated Pest Management – 3.0 CEUs
  • Crop Management – 2.0 CEUs
  • Professional Development – 0.5 CEU
  • Precision Agriculture – 0.5 CEU

Pesticide points will also be available.

More Information

For more information on the 2023 Alabama Row Crops Short Course, contact Francisco at ezf0034@aces.edu.