Cotton Inc Precision Management Workshops

Chuck ZimmermanAg Group, Cotton, Education

Cotton Crop Management SeminarIt’s less than two weeks to the Cotton Incorporated, 2008 Crop Management Seminar & Workshops. There’s a nice agenda of precision workshops included in the program in case you’re interested. It’s all going to take place at Harrah’s Casino & Resort in Tunica, MS, November 11 – 13.

Here’s the precision workshops agenda (pdf):


NOTE: Participants Must Choose Either Workshop #1 or Workshop #2


Getting Started in Precision Fertility (3 hours) 8:30 AM – noon
Hands-on Use of GPS/PocketPC Units — includes instruction and outside
demonstrations on how to take soil samples; map field boundaries; transfer data;
generate application maps and more!
Instructors: Will Henderson, Clemson; Shannon Norwood & Amy Winstead, Auburn; and Dana
Sullivan, USDA-ARS, Tifton, GA.


A. Transitioning to Zone Management (1.5 hours) 8:30 – 10:00 AM
How to Implement Zone Management
Discussion of USDA’s Zone Analyst
Reduce Samples without Loss of Accuracy
Instructors: Mike Bushermohle, University of Tennessee; Mike Cox, Mississippi State; Brenda
Ortiz, University of Georgia; Jeff Willers, USDA-ARS, Mississippi State, MS; Randy Taylor,
Oklahoma State

B. Sensor-based Nitrogen Management (1.5 hours) 10:30 AM – Noon
Making Field Level Recommendations from a Hand-held Unit
Hands-on use of the GreenSeeker® Sensor
Demonstration of a Crop Circle™ Sensor
Instructors: Brian Arnall, Oklahoma State; Brenda Tubana, Louisiana State; Philip Allen,
University of Tennessee; Earl Vories, USDA-ARS, Portageville, MO

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM LUNCH