The North Carolina Cotton Field Day will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 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 Plain Research Station.

We will then move to the Upper Coastal Plain Research Station  for lunch at noon, 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.

10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Cotton in the New Farm Bill -Presented by Craig Brown, Vice President  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

Palmer Amaranth Population Dynamics in Xtend Cotton – Dr. David Jordan, Crop Science

4:30 p.m. -  Ice Cream, Closing Remarks and Door Prizes