Cotton defoliation is right around the corner. To that end, Mississippi State University in conjunction with the University of Tennessee and the University of Arkansas will host a cotton defoliation training session through interactive video conference technology, as well as through streaming video via the internet. Presentations will begin at 9 a.m. on Friday, August 26th. Presentations will be approximately 15 to 30 minutes in length, and questions are welcomed from the audience. Speakers and topics are as follows:
Dr. Chris Main – University of Tennessee: Physiology of cotton defoliation
Dr. Darrin Dodds – Mississippi State University: Timing of cotton defoliation
Dr. Daniel Reynolds – Mississippi State University: Defoliation programs
Dr. Tom Barber – University of Arkansas: Strengths and weaknesses of individual products
For those located in Mississippi, please contact your local county Extension office if you would like to participate in this training session. The video conference will originate from the campus of Mississippi State University; however, it should be available in all county offices throughout the state unless they have a conflict with another scheduled video conference. Please contact your local county director or area agronomist for more information.
For those in Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, etc. who do not have access video conference technology the training will be available through live streaming video on the internet. However, for those viewing the presentations using this method, you will be unable to interact with the speakers and ask questions like those who view via video conference are able to. To access the live presentations please follow the link below just prior to the beginning of the meeting.
Presentations will also be recorded and will be available on the internet the following week. Once presentations are completed and recorded, a weblink to the archived presentations will be provided on the Arkansas Row Crops blog.