The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture will host the annual Cotton Focus meeting on Thursday, Feb. 18, at the West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center in Jackson, Tenn.
Geared toward producers and ag industry professionals, Cotton Focus is provides useful information for the upcoming cropping season, in a succinct, half-day format. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and concludes with a complimentary lunch at noon. There is no cost to attend.
Cotton Focus will offer presentations on an array of topics including variety performance, weed and pest control, irrigation and much more. Program speakers include:
- Tyson Raper, cotton specialist, UTIA
- Darrin Dodds, cotton specialist, Mississippi State University
- Larry Steckel, row crop weed specialist, UTIA
- Aaron Smith, crop marketing specialist, UTIA
- Heather Kelly, field crops pathologist, UTIA
- Craig Brown, vice president of producer affairs, National Cotton Council
- Scott Stewart, entomologist, UTIA
- Mike Buschermohle, precision agriculture specialist, UTIA
- Gus Lorenz, entomologist, University of Arkansas
“We share our research findings in a variety of ways,” says Tyson Raper, cotton specialist with the UT Institute of Agriculture, “but being able to hear, learn and interact with researchers and fellow producers in person is a unique opportunity to gain information.”
A complete program agenda can be viewed online at the West Tennessee AgResearch Center’s website: west.tennessee.edu, or call (731) 425-4707 for more details.
Continuing education units (CEUs) will be available for pesticide applicators and certified crop advisors.
The West Tennessee AgResearch Center is located at 605 Airways Boulevard in Jackson, Tenn.