Event Will Address Issues of Interest to Tobacco and Beef Producers

Forage research plots at the UT AgResearch and Education Center at Greeneville

​Forage research plots at the University of Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center at Greeneville (shown above) will be among the points of interest at the upcoming Tobacco & Forage Field Day, scheduled for July 21, 2016. Tobacco research will also be on display. 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 21, beginning at 3 p.m.

The event, which is free to attend, features presentations by experts from the UT Institute of Agriculture and the University of Kentucky and includes concurrent tours on tobacco production and forage production as well as an overview tour of the operations ongoing at the AgResearch and Education Center..

The tobacco tours will explore different aspects of burley production research, including new variety development, practices proven to increase profits, sucker control options and application techniques and new research on how hormones in the plant affect sucker growth and control.

The forage tour will discuss summer annuals in a grazing program and strategies for extending the grazing season.

Three pesticide recertification points will be available in Categories 1, 4, 10 and 12. Participants interested in earning points should sign up at the registration table.

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.

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 Altria Client Services, Arysta Life Science, the Burley Stabilization Corporation, Drexel Chemical Company and DuPont Crop Protection.

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.

Through its mission of research, teaching and extension, the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture touches lives and provides Real. Life. Solutions. ag.tennessee.edu


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


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