8:30 – 8:45 am: Welcome and Introduction - Guilherme Morata, Regional Extension Agent (Alabama Cooperative Extension System)
8:45 – 9:20 am: Weed Science - Dr. Steve Li, Extension Specialist and Assistant Professor at Auburn University
Update of weed control system in cotton and peanut, antagonism of dicamba and glyphosate on annual grasses, Palmer amaranth control and utilizing cover crops and soil herbicides to suppress weeds.
9:20 – 9:55 am: Insect Management - Dr. Scott Graham, Extension Specialist and Assistant Professor at Auburn University
Overview of the 2020 cotton and soybean insect pest management situation and considerations, management strategies for the 2021 season.
9:55 – 10:00 am: BREAK
10:00 – 10:35 am: Cotton Management – Dr. Steve Brown, Extension Specialist and Assistant Professor at Auburn University
Overall review of the 2020 cotton season, report on variety trials results, effects of Mis-Handling of seed, preliminary results of seeding rate and row spacing research.
10:35 – 11:00 am: Peanut Management – Dr. Kris Balkcom, Assistant Extension Professor at Auburn University
Overall review of the 2020 season, results of on-farm peanut variety trials, and key messages for the 2021 growing season.