Focus on Cotton

  • Herbicide Resistance Status and Seedbank Persistence of Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri) and Waterhemp (A. tuberculatus) in Texas October 28, 2018
    Weed resistance is a growing issue in Texas, particularly in the two major pigweed species: Palmer amaranth and waterhemp. However, knowledge has been limited on the current level of resistance in these species as well as their persistence in the soil seedbank. This presentation will help consultants, growers, and other practitioners in Texas to understand […]
  • Cotton Module Electronic Numbering Standard October 23, 2018
    Historically seed cotton modules have been identified using custom systems developed by individual gins for their customers. With the move to electronic data management and the potential for different manufacturers to provide pre-numbered module covers or tags, a numbering standard for seed cotton modules is needed. Therefore, the goal of this project is to provide […]
  • Nutrient Management: Practical Considerations to Reduce Nutrient Loss October 18, 2018
    Water quality can be both a regional and local issue in the Lower Mississippi River Basin. Having more locally available information regarding how management can impact water quality will help propel the region into the future as concerns grow regarding input costs and environmental issues related to the hypoxic zone in the northern Gulf of […]
  • Spray Carrier Rates and Nozzles Types Effect on Harvest Aid Efficacy October 10, 2018
    With the onset of Enlist and XtendFlex technologies, farmers have been regulated to use coarse to very coarse droplet tips. Farmers are also able to harvest more acres in a day's time allowing them to apply harvest aids over a smaller amount of time. In an attempt to keep up with harvesting ability, it is […]
  • Making and Managing Cotton Replant Decisions October 3, 2018
    One of the most difficult decisions made in a growing season, that we typically try to forget about later, is whether to accept or replant our cotton stand. Growers occasionally face poor environmental conditions prior to or after planting which stress emerging seedlings. If these stresses are severe enough to kill a substantial number of […]
  • On Farm Irrigation Scheduling in Georgia: AgWET (Water Efficiency Team) August 22, 2018
    Irrigation scheduling is a critical tool to successfully managing irrigation on crops while maximizing Irrigation Water Use Efficiency, and in some cases increasing quality and yield. Most producers based on national surveys are currently scheduling irrigation via visible stress, however, by this point the crop has already lost yield. The goal of this presentation is […]
  • Increasing the Water Use Efficiency of Irrigated and Dryland Cotton With Cover Crops August 21, 2018
    Cover crops have remained a popular topic over the past few years, mainly due to the potential of the practice to suppress weeds. Still, one of the greatest benefits of cover crops in a humid environment is arguably the increase in infiltration and water holding capacity, both of which increase the rainfall/irrigation use efficiency of […]
  • Cross-Commodity Management of Silverleaf Whitefly in Georgia August 21, 2018
    Silverleaf whitefly is an important economic pest that requires management in vegetable and agronomic cropping systems to preserve yield and quality. The best opportunity for impacting the severity of infestations is to minimize populations of silverleaf whitefly moving from one cropping system to another. This can be accomplished with effective in-crop management and timely crop […]
  • Saving Energy in Cotton Gins July 23, 2018
    Energy costs represent 20% of the total cost of ginning; a national industry survey indicated electricity cost varied from $1.62 to $21.58 per bale processed, and fuel costs from $0.23 to $9.07 per bale; these disparities indicate opportunity for improvement and the need to identify best practices that other facilities can emulate. This presentation will […]
  • Soil Health in the Mid-South: First Step - Feeding the Soil Microbes June 18, 2018
    For many producers, soil health is one of the new buzz words that has little real meaning or impact on their bottom line. This presentation will help show what improving soil health can do to help preserve natural resources as well as having a positive effect on their bottom line. By the end of the […]