Alabama Hosts Corn and Wheat Short Course

Kelly MarshallCorn, Education, Events, wheat

Alabama ExtensionThe 2015 Alabama Corn and Wheat Short Course is just around the corner.  This event will be held at the Auburn University Hotel and Dixon Conference Center on December 14-15.  A variety of topics will be covered, pertaining to corn and wheat crops.  Presenters are scheduled from Auburn University, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, other land grant universities, the agriculture industry and the USDA.

Alabama Extension small grains specialist Brenda Ortiz, states the course will provide information about all aspects of crop management.

“Farmers are always looking to optimize current practices, or adopt new ones,” Ortiz said. “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.”

“There was a significant increase in the acres of grain sorghum planted this year, and many issues with sorghum pests,” Ortiz continued. “To help farmers combat these issues we have expanded the conference topics to include sorghum management information.”

Topics include managing corn for high yields, soil health and cover crop mixtures, best practices for sorghum production, wheat production and profitability and wheat management. A complete list of topics can be found here.

Registration for the conference can be found online; group hotel rate is no longer available. For more information visit