Cotton producers across Alabama are looking for ways to cut costs and improve their operations’ profitability.

A series of regional cotton production meetings, sponsored by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, may provide some of the answers they are looking for.

Three meetings are planned for the coming weeks.

• February 23: Troy Cattleman’s Building, Troy.


• February 26: Covington County Farm Service Center, Andalusia.


• March 3: Wiregrass Research and Extension Center, Headland.

The meetings will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will include dinner.

William Birdsong, an Extension cotton agronomist, says these meetings will provide the latest cotton production and research information.

“Growers say they attend these meetings because they provide an excellent opportunity to learn new crop management techniques, as well as learn about cutting-edge developments in cotton research,” says Birdsong.

Bob Goodman, an Extension economist, will discuss budgeting strategies for profitability, and Extension weed scientist, Mike Patterson, will talk about the latest research on resistant pigweed management.

Producers also will hear from a number of companies on the latest in both seed and equipment technology. For more information, contact Birdsong at (334) 693-3800 or at birdswc@aces.edu.