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Clemson Extension co-hosting state cotton board meeting

Clemson Extension and the S.C. Cotton Board will host the S.C. Cotton Growers Annual Meeting Jan. 29 in Orangeburg.

Registration is from 8:15 to 9 a.m. in the Cinema Rooms, 1175 Orangeburg Mall Circle. The meeting is scheduled to adjourn at 3:30 p.m.

The program includes a report from the Southern Cotton Growers Association, and presentations on bale contamination, weed-control options and new cotton varieties, among other topics.

Gary Adams, vice president for economics and policy analysis for the National Cotton Council of America in Cordova, Tenn., will give a 2013 industry outlook; Jim Brumley, executive director of the Southeastern Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation in Montgomery, Ala., will report on the boll weevil eradication program; and Jeremy Greene, research entomologist at the Clemson University Edisto Research and Education Center in Blackville, will give an insect management update. is dedicated to serving the agricultural industry in the Carolinas and Virginia with the latest ag news, exclusive regional weather station readings, and key crop market information. The website is a companion of the Southern Farm Network, provider of daily agricultural radio programming to the Carolinas since 1974. presents radio programs, interviews and news relevant to crop and livestock production and research throughout the mid-Atlantic agricultural community.