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Despite Rain, 2021 Cotton Tour Still Scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 1

Researchers Will Present More Than Ten Presentations Throughout the Morning

JACKSON, Tenn. – Producers from across Tennessee are invited to the 2021 Cotton Tour, where they will learn the latest crop research and  production techniques from the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture. 

“We plan to cover a variety of topics, but I think the discussion around defoliation will be particularly important this year. Understanding what products to use, how to identify the uppermost harvestable boll, and triggering applications before we get too late into the season and run out of heat will be important in our late crop,” said Tyson Raper, cotton and small grains Extension specialist with the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture. 

Other topics will include variety testing, updates on ThryvOn, fungicides and target spot, weed and resistance management, insect control, market outlook and drought mitigation.

The 2021 Cotton Tour will be held Wednesday, September 1, at 8 a.m. CDT. The tour will leave from the West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center (605 Airways Boulevard) at 8:10 a.m. Cajun Express will cater lunch. 

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