Growers wanting to stay abreast of the current cotton research in the Tarheel state should plan to attend the 2006 North Carolina Cotton Field Day and Exhibition, slated for Sept. 15 at the Upper Coastal Plain Experiment Station near Rocky Mount, North Carolina.
This educational field day is held every other year. It covers a wide-range of cotton production topics, from fertilization, herbicide research, insecticide and nematode research, to plant diseases and more.
The field day is typically structured into three separate tours that run concurrently, each covering different aspects of various N.C. State University agricultural research projects. Attendees can choose two of the three tours.
One tour primarily focuses on insect management. A focus of the second tour is on varieties. The third tour deals mainly with weed-control issues.
This year glyphosate resistance, particularly as it relates to Palmer amaranth and other weeds, is a particularly hot issue. Growers will have an opportunity to address questions to researchers on this topic and others on one or more of the tours.
Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. with plot tours beginning at 1:30 p.m. The event concludes with a sponsored dinner at 5:45 p.m.
The North Carolina Cotton Producers Association, North Carolina State University Cooperative Extension and the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services sponsor the field day.
For more information on the event, contact Billy Carter with the N.C. Cotton Producers Association in Nashville, N.C., at (252) 459-3130. You can also e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.