UT Institute of Agriculture to host Cotton Field Day

UT Institute of Agriculture to host Cotton Field Day

Posted: Tuesday, August 31, 2010 8:01 pm

Cotton farmers across the mid-south should make plans to attend the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture’s Cotton Field Day on Sept. 8.
Held at the West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center in Jackson, the cotton tour offers nine educational presentations designed to improve cotton production for the region’s farmers.
Registration for Cotton Field Day begins at 8 a.m. at the main parking lot. Field tours begin at 8:30 and conclude at noon.
Presentations will focus on several issues currently facing cotton producers, including the following:
• GLYTOL + Liberty Link Weed Management
• WideStrike and Liberty Link Variety Tolerance to Applications of Ignite
• Plant bugs, Bollworms and Spider Mites
• Deficit Irrigation and Monitoring Techniques
• New Varieties and Planting Dates
• Glyphosate Resistant Weed Management
• Nitrogen Fertilization of Contemporary Cotton Varieties
• Seed Treatment Control of Thrips
• Cotton Defoliation Programs
All sessions will be led by UT experts. Pesticide CEU’s and CCA points are available.
Admission to Cotton Field Day is free and open to the public.
For more information, go to http://west.tennessee.edu/events.
Published in The Messenger 8.31.10

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