​Annual Meeting for Producers, Industry in Jackson

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The W​est Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center in Jackson is the site of the 2019 Cotton Focus scheduled for Friday, February 15. There is no cost to attend. Photo by G. Rowsey, courtesy UTIA. Download image​.

JACKSON, Tenn. – Cotton producers and agricultural industry professionals can learn about the latest cotton research at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture’s annual Cotton Focus on Friday, February 15.

The event will be held at the West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, located at 605 Airways Boulevard, Jackson, Tennessee. Registration begins at 8 a.m. There is no cost to attend.

Cotton Focus presentations will address variety selection, insect and disease management, and a 2019 economic outlook. Also, on the agenda, a panel discussion on auxin herbicide stewardship and regulations as well as a roundtable discussion led by extension cotton specialists from multiple states.

An update on boll weevil eradication and a report from the National Cotton Council rounds out the program.  Pesticide re-certification and CCA points will be available. Lunch will be provided.

More program details are posted at UTCrops.com News Blog. You may also call 731-425-4707 for more information.

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

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Contacts:

Tyson Raper, UT Extension Cotton Specialist, 731-425-4707, traper@utk.edu

Ginger Rowsey, UTIA Marketing and Communications, 731-425-4768, gtrice@tennessee.edu