Focus on Cotton

  • Efficacy of Recovery Sprays to Auxin Injury on Cotton December 2, 2019
    Auxin-resistant traits in cotton have become widely embraced across the Cotton Belt for management of glyphosate-resistant and other troublesome weeds. With this new adoption, off-target movement and spray tank contamination have become major concerns for growers, especially in southern and eastern Texas, where both XtendFlex and Enlist Cotton have significant market shares. The objective of […]
  • Grower Citizen Science Project December 2, 2019
    There are many challenges facing cotton growers in west Texas. These include climate extremes, related to temperatures and drought, but also dwindling groundwater supplies. The information provided in the presentation is the result of a grower citizen science project that is aimed at helping growers face those challenges. This presentation will help consultants, county agents, […]
  • Manure and Cover Crop Management Practices on Dryland No-till Cotton System in Mississippi November 25, 2019
    Cotton is grown largely on alluvial floodplain soils in the Mississippi Delta region, but a significant amount of cotton is also grown under no-till systems on upland soils that are marginal in organic matter and vulnerable to erosion. In the subhumid southeastern United States, the rapid decomposition of initially low levels of cotton residue limits […]
  • Implementing No-till and Cover Crops in Texas Cotton Systems November 11, 2019
    Soil health has garnered much attention over the past few years, bringing topics such as no-till, cover crops, regenerative agriculture, and soil biology among others to the forefront. Implementation of conservation practices has typically lagged in cotton compared to other major crops in the US. Producers continue to have questions about whether conservation agriculture is […]
  • Introduction of Cotton leaf roll dwarf-like Polerovirus into the United States: High-Throughput Discovery, Identification, and Genomic Comparisons September 20, 2019
    The purposes of this presentation are to raise awareness about the recent introduction to the United States and the potential risks associated with outbreaks of exotic aphid-transmitted Cotton leaf roll dwarf virus (CLRDV) and to alert the cotton industry of the likelihood that this disease will occur again during the 2019 cotton season in the […]
  • Cotton Blue Disease Caused by Cotton leafroll dwarf like virus: Identification, Symptomology, and Occurrence in Alabama September 20, 2019
    Cotton blue disease, caused by the Cotton leafroll dwarf virus (CLRDV), was detected for the first time in the U.S. in the state of Alabama during 2017. This virus is known to be transmitted by the cotton aphid. Cotton foliar symptoms vary dramatically over the season and across the southeast and may consist of foliar […]
  • Round Module Wrap: Components and Removal July 31, 2019
    Adoption of new John Deere picker and stripper harvesters that form round or cylindrical modules onboard continues to increase, and recent reports suggest that approximately 50% of the US cotton crop is stored in round modules prior to ginning. Plastic contamination of lint bales has increased since the introduction of these new harvesting systems and […]
  • Benchmarking Sustainability Performance: Utilizing the Fieldprint Platform to Document and Demonstrate Continuous Improvement July 30, 2019
    The Fieldprint Platform is a pioneering assessment framework that empowers brands, retailers, suppliers, and farmers at every stage in their sustainability journey, to measure the environmental impacts of commodity crop production and identify opportunities for continuous improvement. Farmers can access this free and confidential tool through the online Fieldprint Calculator or through associated farm-management software […]
  • 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 […]