Some of our early planted cotton will be blooming very soon and into a growing stage of critical importance in the development of the cotton crop.

To address critical management issues during this time of crop development, a Gulf Coast Cotton Management Workshop focused on “First Bloom to Cutout,” will be held Tuesday, June 1, 2010, at the Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center at 10345, State Hwy 44, just west of the Corpus Christi Airport.

Registration will begin at 8:15 a.m. followed by the program at 8:30 and will conclude by 11:30. Workshop topics and speakers include the following: Growth and Development of Cotton by Dr. Carlos Fernandez, AgriLife Research Scientist and Dr. Dan Fromme, Extension Agronomist; Insect Management by Dr Roy Parker, Extension Entomologist; and Using Computer Online Tools to Help Manage Crop, by Jeffrey Stapper, County Extension Agent - Nueces County. Participants will go to the field to see methods of Insect Scouting and Cotton Plant Mapping.

Participants in the workshop will be awarded CEUs toward their Pesticide Applicator and Certified Crop Advisor Licenses. The workshop is being sponsored by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service and Texas AgriLife Research. More details are available from the Nueces County Extension Office at 361-767-5223.