Variety demonstrations, irrigation, cotton STAX program among event presentations 

 

2013 UT AgResearch Cotton Tour

Visitors tour cotton research plots at the West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center during a previous Cotton Tour Field Day.  The 2014 event begins at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, September 3.  Photo by G. Rowsey, courtesty UTIA.  Download image. 

 

JACKSON, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture’s annual field day devoted to cotton is scheduled for Wednesday, September 3, at the West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center.

Cotton Tour Field Day registration opens at 8:30 a.m.  Field tours begin at 9 a.m. and include nine informative presentations. The event concludes at noon with a complimentary lunch.

Sessions will include updates on cotton variety performance; weed, insect and disease control recommendations; information on cotton irrigation and cover crops, and an in-depth look into managing for earliness.

New to the program is a presentation on the potential uses of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in agriculture. Another addition is a session on the new farm bill and the cotton STAX program.

There is no cost to attend Cotton Tour. Pesticide recertification points and continuing education units (CEUs) will be available.

A complete program will be posted soon at the West Tennessee AgResearch Center website and also to UTCrops.com.

The West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center is one of 10 research facilities operated by the UT Institute of Agriculture. In addition to its agricultural research programs, UTIA also provides instruction research and public service through the UT College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, the UT College of Veterinary Medicine and UT Extension offices in every county in the state.

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Contacts:

Dr. Tyson Raper, UT Extension Cotton and Small Grains Specialist, 731-425-4707, traper@utk.edu

Ginger Rowsey UTIA Marketing and Communications Services, 731-425-4768, gtrice@tennessee.edu