Category Archives: Cotton

2021 Cotton Focus Video Series: Quiz for Pesticide Recertification, CCA, and Master Row Crop Producer points

Thanks to all of our presenters who contributed to the 2021 Cotton Focus Video Series!

For those interested in points, please make sure to watch all videos (posted at utcrops.com/cotton, click the link and scroll down to the bottom of the page) and then complete the quiz which can be found here. The quiz password is 2021.

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2021 Cotton Focus Video Series: Generating, understanding, and using fiber quality data

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Have you recently found yourself thumbing through fiber quality data wondering, ‘how do they generate this data, and what does it all mean, again?’  In the last 2021 Cotton Focus Video Series entry, I give a brief walk-through of the University of Tennessee MicroGin and highlight a publication from last year by Steve Brown and Tyler Sandlin (Auburn University) covering explaining the process of fiber development and fiber quality.  I also highlight results from a recent MidSouth Cotton Specialists’ effort which re-evaluated the role of variety selection, the environment and management on realized fiber quality.    Continue reading

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Henbit and Purple Deadnettle

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Tennessee fields annually turn a purple color around April 1.  The weed henbit (Lamium amplexicaule L.) is the main cause for this color.  It has distinct purple flowers and is one of the most commonly found plants in our row crop fields.  However, there is a close cousin to henbit, purple deadnettle (Lamium purpureum L.), that is also adding to the purple color in many fields. Continue reading

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2021 Cotton Focus Video Series: Plant Growth Management with Dr. Brian Pieralisi

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For this week’s video, we have the pleasure of visiting with Dr. Brian Pieralisi.  Brian serves as the Cotton Specialist with Mississippi State University.  Dr. Pieralisi joined Mississippi State roughly a year ago; prior to starting his current position, Brian was a cotton producer himself.  He completed his graduate work with Dr. Bobby Golden.

Brian sat down with me a few weeks back to discuss plant growth management.  He covers the basics of plant growth management in this video and we discuss some of the questions we are currently asked late in the year pertaining to PGRs- particularly when plant growth has become extremely aggressive.  I’m happy to have Dr. Pieralisi as a colleague and really appreciate his presentation.  You can watch his presentation below or by clicking here.  Brian is also on Twitter- @BPieralisi 

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2021 Cotton Focus Video Series: 2021 Cotton Outlook by Dr. Aaron Smith

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Our fifth presentation for the 2021 Cotton Focus Video Series is our own Dr. Aaron Smith, Extension Economist in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics.  Dr. Smith has recorded a presentation covering the 2021 Cotton Outlook.  I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this presentation and I believe you will gain a great deal from his insight.

Dr. Smith is a regular at our Cotton Focus events and I am extremely grateful to have his participation this year and his engagement with the cotton industry- we are extremely fortunate to have him in Tennessee.  Special thanks to Dr. Smith for recording this presentation.  You can watch his video by clicking here or in the video box below. 

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