There’s a slight change to the annual University of Tennessee Cotton Focus. This year it will be held in conjunction with the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show in Memphis, Tenn. The Farm and Gin Show takes place on March 2-3, with the UT Cotton Focus scheduled for Friday, March 2, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. The events will be held in the Memphis Cook Convention Center.

With the new location, the Cotton Focus schedule has expanded to include presentations from regional experts from the University of Arkansas, Mississippi State University and the United States Department of Agriculture, as well as UT research and Extension specialists. The speakers will cover topics like new Bt technologies, glyphosate-resistant weed management and cotton variety performance. The complete schedule is available online at or

“Cotton Focus serves as a valuable learning opportunity for many area producers and industry employees,” says UT Extension Cotton Specialist Chris Main. “Visitors have the chance to hear the latest findings in cotton research, and have their questions answered by university specialists before planting begins.”

Pesticide points and Certified Crop Advisor Points will be available to participants.

The Memphis Cook Convention Center is located at 255 North Main Street in Memphis. For more detailed information concerning Cotton Focus visit the website, or contact Main at