​Variety Demonstrations, Pest Control Among Program Topics

Cotton Tour at West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center

Dr. Tyson Raper, UTIA Cotton Specialist, talks to producers about variety trials at the 2015 Cotton Tour. In addition to variety demonstrations, visitors can attend ​seven other tour stops at the 2016 Cotton Tour on Wednesday, September 7. Photo courtesy, G. Rowsey, UTIA. Download image.

JACKSON, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture’s annual field day devoted to cotton is scheduled for Wednesday, September 7 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; fungicides and target spot; weed and resistance management; irrigation; defoliation; UAVs and insect control.

There is no cost to attend Cotton Tour.
  Pesticide recertification and CCA points will be available.

Look for program updates at 
http://west.tennessee.edu and http://utcrops.com

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



Dr. Tyson Raper, Cotton & Small Grains Specialist, 731-425-4707,

Ginger Rowsey, UTIA Marketing & Communications, 731-425-4768,