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Virginia/North Carolina Cotton Field Day to Highlight Key Research

(Nashville, North Carolina) – The Tidewater Agricultural Research & Extension Center in Suffolk, Virginia, will host their 2015 Cotton Field Day on August 11, beginning at 8 a.m. A broad range of cotton discipline research findings will be presented at 9 different tour stops by some of the leading researchers in Virginia and North Carolina.

“The tours will include information about weed and disease management, variety selection and plant growth regulator management, as well as nitrogen timing and sulfur management,” explains Dr. Guy Collins, Cotton Extension Associate Professor, Crop Science – NC State University. Todd Spivey, a Ph.D. student in Dr. Keith Edmisten’s program at NCSU, will be highlighting ongoing research in the NCSU Cotton Agronomics Research and Extension program.

Other tour stops will cover topics from High Input Cotton Management Systems and Optimal Nitrogen Rates, to In-Furrow Fertilizers and In-Season Insect Management.

Pre-registration is encouraged for the field tour, as well as the lunch, and may be secured before July 31st, by contacting Gail White at 757-657-6450, extension 430 or by e-mail at guwhite@vt.edu.

Private pesticide re-certification credits will also be available. The Tidewater Agricultural and Research Extension Center is located at 63321 Holland Road, Suffolk, Virginia. On-site registration will begin at 7:30 a.m.