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The UT Institute of Agriculture's 2015  Cotton Focus will offer presentations on an array of topics including variety performance, weed and pest control, irrigation and much more. Registration begins at 8 a.m. CST on Thursday, February 12, at the DoubleTree in Jackson, Tennessee. Photo by G. Rowsey, courtesy UTIA. Download image.

JACKSON, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture’s annual Cotton Focus program is scheduled for Thursday, February 12, 2015, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Jackson, Tenn.

Geared toward producers and agriculture industry professionals, Cotton Focus is packed with useful information for the upcoming cropping season in a succinct, half-day format. Registration begins at 8 a.m. CST and concludes with a complimentary lunch at noon. There is no cost to attend.

Cotton focus program topics include weed, insect, disease and nitrogen management; best irrigation practices; and an in-depth look at the performance of tested cotton varieties. Also on the agenda are a presentation on the relationship between crop production and beekeeping, an update on the use and regulations of unmanned aerial systems, and a look ahead at the 2015 cotton market.

The complete Cotton Focus program can be viewed online at (click on the “Upcoming Events” link) or call 731-425-4707 for more details.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be available for Pesticide Applicators and Certified Crop Advisors. 

Cotton Focus has moved to the DoubleTree Hotel for 2015 due to ongoing renovations at the West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center. The DoubleTree is located at 1770 Highway 45 Bypass in Jackson.

The UT Institute of Agriculture provides instruction, research and outreach through the UT College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, the UT College of Veterinary Medicine, UT AgResearch, including its system of 10 research and education centers, and UT Extension offices in every county in the state.



Dr. Tyson Raper, UT Extension Cotton Specialist, 731-425-4707,

Ginger Rowsey, UTIA Marketing and Communications, 731-425-4768,


Cotton Focus Program