The Southeast Cotton Conference will feature a panel discussion on fiber quality, and cover topics ranging from insects, fertility and varieties.

The following is the tentative schedule for the Southeast Cotton Conference, which will be held in Raleigh, N.C., Jan. 22, at the Gov. W. Kerr Scott Building at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds:

Carolinas Cotton Growers Cooperative — Mike Quinn. Benefits of a cooperative. The Cotton Growers Cooperative will also give away a bale of cotton.

Pollination Concerns With Roundup Ready Cotton — Keith Edmisten, North Carolina State University Extension cotton specialist.

Potassium Needs Of Cotton — North Carolina Department of Agriculture agronomist.

Weeds — Alan York, North Carolina State University Extension weed specialist.

Seed Rot — John Mueller, Clemson University Extension specialist.

Varieties — Mike Jones, Clemson University Extension cotton specialist.

Secondary Insects Becoming a Primary Concern — Jack Bacheler, North Carolina State University Extension entomologist.

Tri-State Insect Update — Ames Herbert, Virginia Tech Extension entomologist; Mitchell Roof, Clemson University Extension entomologist; and Jack Bacheler, North Carolina State University Extension entomologist.

Early Defoliation — Jim Maitland, Virginia Tech Extension cotton specialist.

Cotton Update 2002 and Beyond — Mark Lange, National Cotton Council.

The Present and Future of the Textile Industry in the U.S. — Vern Tyson, vice president, cotton operations, National Textiles.

Fiber Quality in Cotton, a Panel Discussion — Daryl Bowman, North Carolina State University breeder; Keith Edmisten, North Carolina State University Extension cotton specialist; Jane Dever, Aventis FiberMax; Dru Rush, Delta and Pineland Company; and Dave Guthrie, Stoneville Pedigreed Seed.

The Southeast Cotton Conference begins at 9 a.m. on Jan. 22. It will be held at the Gov. W. Kerr Scott Building at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh.