Topping the list of challenges facing today’s cotton producers are evolving pest complexes, the adoption and understanding of new technologies and ever-changing environmental and economic conditions. Cotton Incorporated is hosting the 2008 Crop Management Seminar to give crop consultants, producers and cotton researchers a forum to discuss events of the current growing season, exchange ideas and share information to help overcome the aforementioned challenges. The seminar and workshops will be held in Tunica, Mississippi on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, November 11- 13.

This year’s seminar includes hands-on workshops on COTMANTM and precision cotton technologies. “I believe the time is right for many producers to invest in precision farming technology while there is opportunity for increased income due to several high commodity prices. The most important time to have precision technology is when margins are tight, so investing now is a good way to prepare for hard times which are sure to come in the future” explains Dr. Ed Barnes, Director, Agricultural Research, Cotton Incorporated.

Cotton Incorporated is extending an invitation to all cotton producers and crop consultants who are interested in attending. Senior Director of Agricultural Research at Cotton Incorporated, Dr. Patricia O’Leary, stated “Audience Participation is important to the success of this seminar. So, please come prepared to voice your opinions, ask questions and join in the discussions.” Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be available for the seminar and both workshops.

To register, please log on to: www.cottoninc.com/2008-Crop-Management-Seminar/. The size of the conference facilities may limit the number of accepted registrants, so please register as soon as possible. Online registration is available through November 6th at 5:00pm EDT.