Focus on Cotton

  • Tarnished Plant Bug Management Strategies for Mid-Atlantic Cotton June 21, 2019
    Tarnished plant bug is an important economic pest of cotton in Virginia and North Carolina that requires management to preserve yield. This presentation focuses on scouting and identification of the pest, its distribution in the affected region, and general management strategies including variety selection, planting date, and insecticide spray timing. Insecticide efficacy and resistance monitoring […]
  • Tarnished Plant Bug in North Carolina and Virginia June 21, 2019
    Tarnished plant bug, once only a minor pest in North Carolina and Virginia, became one of the most important pests of cotton in these states during the last ten years. This presentation will introduce tarnished plant bug biology, host use, damage to cotton, sampling, treatment thresholds, and general management tactics. This presentation is intended to […]
  • Managing Plant Population in Cotton April 17, 2019
    The density and configuration of plants in the field, including in cotton, is central to achieving crop yield, management, and economic goals. This is truer now than ever, because modern seed costs have become so high. Cotton is a highly adaptable plant that can adjust to a wide variety of conditions, but the occurrence of […]
  • MSU Row Crop Short Course March 29, 2019
    Audio-visual webcasts of the MSU Row Crop Short Course held at the Cotton Mill Conference Center near the campus of Mississippi State University on December 3 - 5, 2018, are now available on PMN thanks to the support of Cotton Incorporated.
  • 66th Annual West Texas Agricultural Chemicals Institute Conference December 31, 2018
    Audio-visual webcasts of the 66th Annual West Texas Ag Chemicals Institute Conference held in Lubbock, Texas, on September 11, 2018, are now available on PMN thanks to the support of Cotton Incorporated.
  • Crop Rotations - Lessons Learned and Changing Times December 31, 2018
    With changing cropping systems and volatile markets, crop rotation offers the ability to increase yields without increasing inputs. The "rotation effect" has been observed in corn/soybean rotations for years and has also been quite evident in rotations involving cotton. Increases of 10-20% or more have been observed when averaged across years and various other inputs. […]
  • Cover Crop Management Considerations December 29, 2018
    Planting cover crops is currently one of the most popular topics in U.S. agriculture, but identifying how to manage cover crops to maximize their benefits is critical in planting both single species and cover crop mixtures. This presentation will help consultants, growers, and other practitioners in the Southeast to understand how management can affect cover […]
  • NRCS and Louisiana Cotton Sustainability Pilot Project December 29, 2018
    Over the last several years, sustainability has become a hot topic for the agricultural industry. The Fieldprint Platform (FPP) was developed by the Field to Market Coalition for Sustainable Agriculture for cotton, rice, soybeans, corn, wheat, potatoes, and alfalfa farmers. In 2016 the Louisiana Cotton Sustainability Pilot Project was created as a joint project of […]
  • Achieving Healthy Soil in Low Rainfall Environments December 29, 2018
    Semi-arid ecoregions have some of the harshest growing conditions, and while the principles of soil health management systems are the same across ecoregions, practices must be optimized for different environmental conditions. This presentation will help consultants, county agents, growers, and other practitioners in cotton-producing, semi-arid regions to understand the challenges of and practical solutions to […]
  • The Importance of Soil Microorganisms to Keeping Soils Healthy December 21, 2018
    What does it mean for a cotton producer to have healthy soils? How do you know that your soils are healthy? How do you develop and maintain healthy soils? These are just some of the questions this presentation will explore, as soil health can influence yield and production costs. For humans, plants, animals, and all […]