Cotton farmers across the Mid-South will be attending the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture’s Sept. 8 Cotton Field Day.

Held at the West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, Jackson, Tenn., the Cotton Tour offers nine educational presentations designed to improve cotton production for the region’s farmers.

Registration for Cotton Field Day begins at 8 a.m. at the main parking lot. Field tours begin at 8:30 and conclude at noon.

Presentations will focus on several issues currently facing cotton producers including the following:

• GLYTOL + LibertyLink weed management

• WideStrike and LibertyLink variety tolerance to applications of Ignite

• Plant bugs, bollworms and spider mites

• Deficit irrigation and monitoring techniques

• New varieties and planting dates

• Glyphosate-resistant weed management

• Nitrogen fertilization of contemporary cotton varieties

• Seed treatment control of thrips

• Cotton defoliation programs

All sessions will be led by UT experts. Pesticide CEU and CCA points are available.

Admission to Cotton Field Day is free and open to the public. For more information, go to http://west.tennessee.edu/events.