Evening event features two tours

 

Forage plot at the UT AgResearch and Education Center at Greeneville

​The Tobacco and Forage Field Day at the University of Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center at Greeneville will be held the evening of July 17, 2014. Forage testing and utilization will be among the topics discussed. Photo courtesy UTIA. Download image.


GREENEVILLE, Tenn. — The University of Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center at Greeneville will hold a Tobacco and Forage Field Day the afternoon of Thursday, July 17, beginning at 3 p.m.

The event, which is free to attend, features subject matter experts from the UT Institute of Agriculture and the University of Kentucky and includes two concurrent tours.

The tobacco tour will explore different aspects of burley production research, including
new variety development, topping management, sucker control and managing pasture herbicides to reduce risks to tobacco. Good agricultural practices (GAP) certification training will be available for those producers who have not yet been certified.

The
forage tour will discuss proper calibration of sprayers and grain drills, how to accurately sample forage for testing and how to utilize forage test results when calculating appropriate rations for your cattle. Visitors will have plenty of opportunities to ask questions of the experts.    

Pesticide recertification points (Categories 1, 4, 10 and 12) and continuing education units (CEUs) for certified crop advisors will be available for those attending the tours.

Each tour will be presented two times throughout the evening. A trade show featuring private vendors and educational and informational displays will also be available for visitors to enjoy.

Transportation will be provided for the tobacco tour.
If you need to request an accommodation for accessibility, call 423-638-6532 or notify assistants at the registration table the day of the event.

A sponsored dinner will be served at 7 p.m. courtesy of the Burley Stabilization Corporation, Chemtura Corporation Inc., Drexel Chemical Company, DuPont Crop Protection, the Land Trust for Tennessee and the Wax Company.

The field day site is located on East Allens Bridge Road, off Highway 70 in Greeneville. Directions to the Center are available online.

For more information regarding the field day, contact your county UT Extension office or the AgResearch and Education Center at Greeneville, 423-638-6532.
The AgResearch and Education Center at Greeneville is one of 10 outdoor laboratories located throughout the state as part of the UT AgResearch system. The UT Institute of Agriculture provides teaching, research and outreach through the colleges of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources and Veterinary Medicine; AgResearch; and UT Extension with offices in every Tennessee county.

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Contacts:

Rob Ellis, Director of the UT AgResearch and Education Center at Greeneville, 423-638-6532, rellis1@utk.edu

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