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October 18, 2023

Precision Planter Components: Part 2

This document discusses precision planting with an emphasis on monitoring and control technology incorporated into planter systems.  It is part 2 of a 2 part paper on precision planting technologies that considers planning for planting operations; seed monitoring and delivery; opening and closing systems; and reporting options.

April 12, 2023

Precision Planter Components: Part 1 – Seed Metering, Downforce Control and Depth Control

Establishing a strong plant stand is the first step in achieving a productive cotton crop. This paper focuses on proper: 1) seed metering, 2) downforce settings, and 3) planting depth for your planting conditions including new options to automate these settings. A future paper will consider other advances in planter technology such as new seed […]

March 15, 2023

Establishing Profitable Cotton Stands in High Biomass Cover

A major hurdle in the integration of cover crops into the cotton production system is the establishment of the cotton crop.  This report discusses the ability of seven row cleaner and four double disk opener systems to process multiple-species, high biomass cover crop mixes.

May 1, 2022

Managing Plant Population in Cotton

High seed costs have made selecting the correct plant population even more important in recent years. This paper uses several different plant population studies conducted with different varieties and environments to provide a summary of how plant population can impact cotton yields.

May 1, 2022

Planting and Harvesting Capacity in Cotton Production

This brief document is designed to provide cotton producers and researchers with estimates of planting and harvesting machine capacities. Different variables and scenarios are evaluated and explained to assist with determining the number of acres that can be planted and/or harvested in a given year.

March 19, 2022

Cotton Seedling Diseases

This online resource from the University of Tennesee provides information about specific diseases that commonly affect cotton seedlings.

May 1, 2021

Cotton Planting Conditions Calculator

This calculator provides guidance for cotton planting timing based on weather conditions. The map defaults to North Carolina but can be used across the U.S.

May 1, 2021

UTcrops News Blog – Cotton

This web page gathers all cotton-related posts from the UTcrops News Blog, operated by the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture.

May 1, 2021

Mississippi Crop Situation – Cotton

The Mississippi Crop Situation blog provides producers, consultants and industry within the state with up-to-date production and economic information to help maintain profitability.

May 1, 2021

Focus on Cotton

Twice-monthly webcasts address timely cotton management issues. This is a collaborative project between Cotton Incorporated and the Plant Management Network.

May 1, 2021

Nitrogen Requirements of Contemporary Cotton Cultivars

While a standard nitrogen recommendation for cotton has been 50-55 lbs. N/480 lb. bale, small-seeded, modern cotton cultivars might require less N than did those previously grown. A common experiment was conducted in ten states for two years.

April 19, 2021

University of Georgia Cotton Insect Control Guide 2020

The University of Georgia updates its cotton insect control recommendations annually. This 2020 commercial edition for cotton provides data for the types and amounts of insecticide for each different insect, and rates the efficacy for different insecticide/pest combinations.