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November 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 […]

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.

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

SmartIrrigation Cotton App

Designed for growers in Georgia and Florida, this interactive tool automatically downloads data from the closest weather station to help estimate irrigation water requirements.

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.

March 15, 2022

US Cotton Trust Protocol

Trust in a Smarter Cotton Future. The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol® sets a new standard for more sustainably grown cotton. It brings quantifiable and verifiable goals and measurement to sustainable cotton production and drives continuous improvement in key sustainability metrics.

November 29, 2021

Cotton Harvest Data Download Utility V2

UPDATED June, 2021 for new security protocols and minor bug fix update on August 15, 2022. Newer cotton harvesters from John Deere have the option of directly transmitting module serial numbers and other associated information directly to the “MyJohnDeere” website in the form of a Harvest ID files. The Cotton Harvest File Download Utility may […]

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

Texas IPM Newsletters and Blogs

Integrated pest management agents across Texas contribute articles and insights to the Texas IPM Program’s newsletter and blog.

May 1, 2021

Arkansas Row Crops Blog

This resource provides the latest news and information from Arkansas’s experts on row crop production, including cotton, corn and soybeans.