Cotton Focus, February 13th

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Mark your calendars for the annual UT Cotton Focus meeting that is scheduled for Thursday, February 13th at the West Tennessee Research and Education Center in Jackson. Program highlights are below. Pre-registration is not required and there is no registration fee. CEUs are available for Pesticide Applicators and Certified Crop Advisors.

8:00 – Registration

8:30 – Changes at the WTREC?  Dr. Bob Hayes (Director, WTREC)

8:50 – Management Issues with Critical Insects Pests.  Dr. Scott Stewart (Entomology Specialist, UT Extension)

9:15 – Heat, Water, and Earliness.  Dr. Dave Verbree (Crop Physiologist, UTIA)

9:40 – Target Spot in Cotton.  Dr. Heather Kelly (Plant Pathologist, UTIA)

10:05 – Sustainability of Cotton Production.  Mrs. Lori Duncan (Crop Sustainability Specialist, UT Extension)

10:30 – Variety Selection: a Combination of Art and Science.  Dr. Darrin Dodds (Cotton Specialist, Mississippi State University)

10:55 – New/Old Technology for Cotton Weed Control.  Dr. Larry Steckel (Weed Scientist, UTIA)

11:20 – Integrating Cover Crops and Herbicides for Weed Control.  Mr. Matthew Wiggins (PhD Candidate, UT Plant Sciences)

11:45 – Lunch (provided)

1:15 – Tennessee Boll Weevil Eradication Committee Annual Meeting


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