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AG SOLUTIONS DAY EVENT PROVIDES CLIMATE OUTLOOK FOR SUMMER, FALL

July 06, 2015

Alabama Cooperative Extension System
 

Alabama farmers can learn more about climate adaptation strategies at Ag Solutions Day on Aug. 10 in Orange Beach. The free event will be held at the Orange Beach Events Center at 4671 Wharf Parkway from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and lunch will be provided.

“I would encourage all farmers to consider attending Ag Solutions Day,” said Myron Johnson, a Henry County farmer. “I have learned valuable information that has proven to be an asset to my production practices.”

The workshop will provide opportunities for hands-on experience with the AgroClimate website. AgroClimate uses crop simulation models along with climate data allowing farmers to compare changes in possible outcomes under different conditions. Users can monitor growing degree days, chill hours, freeze risk, disease risks for selected crops and current and projected drought conditions. Attendees can also learn more about how El Niño is affecting the Southeast.

Breakout Sessions

  • Conservation tillage and high-residue cover crops
  • Sub-surface drip irrigation
  • Variable rate irrigation
  • Sod-based rotation
  • Sesame—a new crop for the Southeast
  • Use of drones in agriculture

Participants will hear from farmers, industry representatives and Extension professionals during a panel discussion on agricultural solutions as well as a climate outlook for this summer and fall.

Registration for Ag Solutions Day is encouraged by July 31. Visit aces.edu/go/551 to register online. For more information, contact Jeana Baker at (334) 844-3922 or jlb0040@auburn.edu.

“This workshop offers growers a unique opportunity to learn from other growers as well as Extension professionals and scientists from a number of universities,” said Dr. Brenda Ortiz, Extension specialist.  

Ag Solutions Day is sponsored by the Southeast Climate Extension Project and is the Project’s annual adaptation exchange outreach event.


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