Mark your calendars for December 14-15 and attend the 2015 Alabama Corn and Wheat Short Course at the Auburn University Hotel and Dixon Conference Center .
Topics will include managing corn for high yields, soil health, cover crop mixtures, best practices for sorghum, wheat production and profitability and wheat management. Presenters hail from Auburn University, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, other land grant universities, the agriculture industry and the USDA.
“Farmers are always looking to optimize current practices, or adopt new ones,” said Brenda Oritz, Alabama Extension small grains specialist. “Higher profitability and environmental protection are two of their top concerns. Our speakers try to provide current information to help farmers improve yield and profitability.”
Ortiz said the conference presenters are a combination of university faculty and private companies to give farmers a brief overview of new sciences and technologies available for farmers in the field. She said the group of speakers is very diverse, offering attendees information from all areas of production.
“There was a significant increase in the acres of grain sorghum planted this year, and many issues with sorghum pests,” Ortiz said. “To help farmers combat these issues we have expanded the conference topics to include sorghum management information.”