Focus on Cotton

  • Tracking Cotton Growth and Development August 12, 2020
    This presentation discusses the concepts related to monitoring cotton growth and development over the course of the season. It covers topics related to assessing the crop vigor status and fruit load and also using nodes above white flower to measure crop progression during the fruiting cycle. These crop indices are correlated back to heat units […]
  • Cover Crops for Cotton Weed Management August 12, 2020
    To combat troublesome herbicide-resistant weeds, Extension weed specialists emphasize integrated weed management (IWM). This requires the use of physical, cultural, and biological weed management strategies in addition to herbicides. Cover crops can be the foundation of a strong IWM program. This webcast addresses cover crops for cotton weed management, focusing on results from Georgia, North […]
  • Utilizing PGRs in Semi-Arid and Short Season Environments August 3, 2020
    This presentation addresses how plant growth regulators (PGRs) are utilized in cotton in arid, short-season production environments. It provides an overview of how PGRs work and identifies instances in which PGRs are needed in cotton production. Additional topics include how variety selection and management practices influence the potential for excessive growth and the need for […]
  • Preparing for Defoliation July 28, 2020
    This presentation addresses principles and considerations for defoliant and harvest aid use in cotton. Although preparations for harvest are quite diverse across the U.S. Cotton Belt, this presentation outlines the overall purpose and specific functions of these tools, as well as the modes of action of the two primary groups of products: herbicidal and hormonal. […]
  • Importance of Planter Depth and Downforce in Cotton Production June 29, 2020
    Planter performance is a critical component in setting the foundation for a successful crop season. Environmental and soil conditions can have a significant impact on crop germination and emergence and can either help or hinder development of an adequate crop stand early in the season. Specific planter components and settings can be adjusted to match […]
  • Great Plains Cotton Conference March 19, 2020
    Audio-visual webcasts of the Great Plains Cotton Conference held at the Red Roof Inn and Conference Center in Wichita, Kansas on February 25 - 26, 2020, are now available on PMN thanks to the support of Cotton Incorporated.
  • U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol March 3, 2020
    The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol is a voluntary farm-level program designed to engage growers in continuous improvement. The program is being launched with the purpose of meeting the sustainability needs of the textile supply chain. While keeping individual producer information strictly confidential, the program will provide aggregate data to the textile supply chain which includes: […]
  • Rainfed Cotton Production on the Texas High Plains: Opportunities for Sustainable Production February 6, 2020
    Rainfed cotton production is expanding in many regions around the world. Expansion is due to both physical (declining aquifers and surface water resources) and socio-political factors (reallocation of water to urban areas). The Texas High Plains is the largest contiguous cotton producing region in the world. The Ogallala aquifer provides irrigation water for this region, […]
  • 67th Annual West Texas Agricultural Chemicals Institute Conference February 3, 2020
    Audio-visual webcasts of the 67th Annual West Texas Ag Chemicals Institute Conference held in Lubbock, Texas, on September 11, 2019, are now available on PMN thanks to the support of Cotton Incorporated.
  • MSU Row Crop Short Course February 3, 2020
    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 2 - 4, 2019, are now available on PMN thanks to the support of Cotton Incorporated.