North Carolina Cotton Field Day

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The Cotton Field Day will be held on September 10 this year. We will start off at 10:00 a.m. with a presentation on the new farm bill by Craig Brown from the National Cotton Council. This presentation will be held at the East Carolina Ag & Education Center: 1175 Kingsboro Road, Rocky Mount. The facility is located near the Upper Coastal Research Station.

We will then move to the research station for lunch followed by field tours from 1:30 to 4:30. The field day will conclude with ice cream, closing comments and door prizes following the field tours. Please see the preliminary program below.

10-11:30 a.m. Cotton in the New Farm Bill –Presented by Craig Brown, VP of Producer Affairs, National Cotton Council

12-1:30 p.m. Lunch and visit with sponsors

1:30-4:30 p.m. Field Tours

Field Tour 1

Variety by Herbicide System – Dr. Alan York, Crop Science

Foliar Potassium and Fungicide Options in Cotton – Todd Spivey, Crop Science Graduate Student

Extended Release Nitrogen Use in Cotton – Todd Spivey, Crop Science Graduate Student

Soybean and Sorghum as Replacement Crops Following a Failed Cotton Crop – Lewis Braswell, Crop Science Graduate Student

Field Tour 2

Thrips Management in Cotton – Dr. Dominic Reisig, Entomology

Cotton Varieties and Defoliation Management – Dr. Keith Edmisten

Cotton Tillage Options – Dr. Keith Edmisten, Crop Science and Alan Meijer, Soil Science

Field Tour 3

Evaluation of Preplant Burndown and Preemergence Herbicides – Charles Cahoon, Crop Science Graduate Student

Management of the Palmer Amaranth Soil Seed Bank – Dr. David Jordan, Crop Science

4:30 Ice cream, Closing Remarks and Door Prizes