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2018 Tours

(All Tours from 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. with the exception of Tours H and P.)

  • Tour A - No-Till Corn
    • Planting Corn Behind Cover Crops, Angela McClure, UT Department of Plant Sciences
    • Considerations for Moisture Sensors, Josh German and Tracey Sullivan, UT Extension
    • Hybrid Selection for Unique Situations, Ryan Blair and Ranson Goodman, UT Extension
  • Tour B - Soybean Breeding
    • Screening for Drought and Charcoal Rot Resistance, Alemu Mengistu and Jason Deffenbaugh, USDA-ARS
    • New Genetic Sources of Soybean Cyst Nematode Resistance, Prakash Arelli and Lisa Fritz, USDA-ARS
    • Breeding New Varieties for the Southern U.S., Vince Pantalone, UT Department of Plant Sciences
  • Tour C - No-Till Soybean
    • Soybean Cyst Nematode Management, Heather Kelly, UT Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology
    • Variable Rate Irrigation Water Management in Soybeans, Avat Shekoofa, UT Department of Plant Sciences
    • Dicamba Technology - Current Status, Larry Steckel, UT Department of Plant Sciences
    • Soybean Prevent Planting, Aaron Smith and Kevin Adkins, UT Agricultural and Resource Economics
  • Tour D - Resistance Management
    • Herbicide Resistance, Charlie Cahoon, North Carolina State University
    • Fungicide Resistance, Kiersten Wise, University of Kentucky
    • Insecticide Resistance, Gus Lorenz, University of Arkansas
  • Tour E - No-Till Cotton
    • Cotton Planter Attachments for High-Biomass Covers, Tyson Raper, UT Department of Plant Sciences
    • Making the Replant Decision, Shawn Butler, UT Department of Plant Sciences
    • Weed Control in No-Till Cotton, Drake Copeland, UT Department of Plant Sciences
    • Technological Advances in Insect Pest Management, Scott Graham and Sandy Steckel, UT Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology
  • Tour F - Beef Cattle - Managing Calving Difficulties and Ensuring Successful Rebreeding
    • Calving Difficulty Leads to Slow Breed-Back, Takes Money Out of Your Pocket, Justin Rhinehart, UT Department of Animal Sciences
    • Genetic Selection to Avoid Calving Difficulties, David Kirkpatrick, UT Department of Animal Sciences
    • Managing Nutrition to Ensure Calf Vigor and Subsequent Cow Fertility, Jason Smith, UT Department of Animal Sciences
    • Dystocia Management (Pulling Calves), Lew Strickland, UT College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Tour G - Nutrient Management
    • Verification of University of Tennessee's P and K Fertilizer Recommendation for Row Crops, Surendra Singh, UT Department of Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science
    • Profitability of Enhanced Efficiency Urea Fertilizer in No-Till Corn Production, Chris Boyer, UT Agricultural and Resource Economics
    • Managing Sulfur for Higher Row Crop Yields, Frank Yin and Sangeeta Bansal, UT Department of Plant Sciences
    • Soil and Plant Testing Services from the UT Soil, Plant and Pest Center, Robert Florence, UT Soil, Plant and Pest Center
  • Tour H - Precision Agriculture (8 a.m., 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.)
    • Panel Discussion: My Experience with Precision Ag
      • Lori Duncan, Moderator
      • Joe Jenkins
      • Jeff Hill
      • Jason Head
      • Bob Walker
  • Tour I - Reducing Nutrient Losses
    • We Are All Connected: The Gulf of Mexico and the Mississippi River Basin, Doug Daigle, Louisiana State University
    • Development of the Tennessee Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy, David Duhl, TN Department of Environmental Conservation, and John McClurkan, TN Department of Agriculture
    • Best Managment Practices (BMPs) and USDA Programs to Promote BMP Implementation to Increase Agricultural Production and Water Quality in the Gulf of Mexico and the Mississippi River Basin, Pat Turman, USDA
  • Tour J - Crop Rotations and Cover Crops with No-Till
    • Dual Use Cover Crops in No-Till Soybean/Corn Rotations, Alison Willette, UT Department of Plant Sciences
    • Slug Management in Cover Crops, Scott Stewart and Clay Perkins, UT Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology
    • Long-Term Crop Rotations and Cover Crops, Virginia Sykes, UT Department of Plant Sciences
    • Use of Poultry Litter on Row-Crops in Tennessee: How Much Do I Need to Use? Shawn Hawkins, UT Department of Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science
  • Tour K - Cover Crops and What They Do for Crop Yield and Soil Properties?
    • Planting Methods, Timing of Planting and Impact of Cover Crops on Crop Yields, Forbes Walker and Brian Kozlowski, UT Department of Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science
    • Impact of Cover Crops on Soil Physical and Chemical Properties, Sindhu Jagadamma and Manny Sabbagh, UT Department of Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science
    • Impact of Cover Crops and Crop Rotation on Soil Physical Properties, Amin Nouri, UT Department of Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science
    • Impact of Cover Crops and Crop Rotation on Infiltration, Runoff and Erosion: Rainfall Simulator Demonstration, Mike Hubbs and Greg Brann, Tennessee Association of Conservation Districts
  • Tour L - Are You Having a Hard Time with Fragipans?
    • Fragipans and Hard Pans: How Do They Form? Where Are They Found?, David McMillen, USDA-NRCS
    • Managing Fragipans. What Can I Do If I Have Them? Neal Eash, UT Department of Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science
    • Do I Need to Rip? Managing Hard Pans and Fragipans, Matthew Denton, USDA-NRCS
  • Tour M - Crop Variety Demo
    • UniSouth Genetics, Inc.
    • Monsanto Company
    • Credenz
    • Stoneville
  • Tour N - Forestry Log Grading and Sawing
    • Demonstration of Band Milling and Fundamentals of Log Grading, Adam Taylor, UT Department of Forestry' Wildlife and Fisheries
  • Tour O - Forestry
    • Overview of UT Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center, Kevin Hoyt, UT AgResearch
    • Invasive Pests in Forest Settings, Larry Tankersly, UT Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries
    • Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases: An Overview, Allan Houston, UT Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries
    • Sustainable Forestry versus Diameter Limit Cutting, David Mercker, UT Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries
  • Tour P - Farmers vs. Hunger (9 a.m. - 2 p.m.)

 

 

 



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