​​​​Variety Demonstrations, Pest Control Among Program Topics


The annual Cotton Tour at the West TN AgResearch and Education Center
Tyson Raper, UT Extension Cotton and Small Grains Specialist, discusses cotton variety performance at the 2014 Cotton Tour. The 2015 Cotton Tour is scheduled for Wednesday, September 2 at 8:30 a.m.  Photo by G. Rowsey, courtesy UTIA. Download image.


JACKSON, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture’s annual field day devoted to cotton is scheduled for Wednesday, September 2, 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 multiple presentations. The event concludes at noon with a complimentary lunch.
 
Sessions will include updates on cotton variety performance; weed and insect management recommendations; information on cotton irrigation and cover crops, and an in-depth look into managing target spot with fungicides and timing of spray applications.
 
The tour also includes a presentation on the potential uses of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in agriculture, as well as an update on UAV regulations.
 
There is no cost to attend Cotton Tour. Pesticide recertification points will be available in C1, C4 and C10.
 
A complete program will be posted online at http://west.tennessee.edu and http://utcrops.com.
 
The West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center is one of 10 research facilities operated by the UT Institute of Agriculture. The UT Institute of Agriculture provides instruction, research and outreach through the UT College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, the UT College of Veterinary Medicine, UT AgResearch, including its system of 10 research and education centers, and UT Extension offices in every county in the state.

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Contacts:
 
Dr. Tyson Raper, Cotton & Small Grains Specialist, 731-425-4707, traper@utk.edu
 
Ginger Rowsey, UTIA Marketing & Communications, 731-425-4768, gtrice@tennessee.edu