BY RANSON GOODMAN

 

Have you been looking for a moment to stretch your legs and learn more about those mid- to late-season diseases and insects that are creeping into your soybean and cotton fields? 

Then come join The University of Tennessee Extension Service as it kicks off September with a Soybean Field Day on Tuesday and a Cotton Tour on Sept. 4. 

Both events will be half-day activities packed full of UT specialists leading attendees through management strategies and updates. Pesticide and CCA points will be available for those producers and agribusiness professionals that qualify.

The University of Tennessee Soybean Disease Field Day will be Tuesday at the Milan Research and Education Center, 3 Ledbetter Road in Milan. Registration will be from 8:30-9 a.m. with the tour beginning at 9 a.m. and concluding with a lunch. 

The primary topics to be covered will be management and identification of diseases and insects. All of the demonstrations will be in-field, so please dress accordingly.

The UT Cotton Tour will be held Sept. 4 at the West Tennessee Research and Education Center, 605 Airways Blvd. in Jackson. Registration will be from 8-8:40 a.m. with the tour beginning at 8:40 a.m. and concluding with a lunch. UT specialists will share updates and management guidance on identifying and controlling diseases, weeds and insects. In addition, research demonstrations will be shared discussing the findings of the 2019 variety trials, defoliation, cover crops, irrigation and Bt technology. Marketing Outlook and US Trust Protocol discussions will wrap up the tour just before lunch. For more information about the field day and tour, contact the Henry County UT Extension Office at 642-2941.

 

RANSON GOODMAN is an agricultural agent for the Henry County Extension Service. Contact him at the Extension office at 642- 2941 or by email at rgoodman@utk.edu.

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