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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.

June 27, 2022

Large-Plot Variety Trial Data Visualization and Access

Cotton variety results are provided from on-farm large-plot variety trials. These trials are conducted by the Extension Cotton Specialists with the cooperation of growers within each state.  The link goes to a tool that allows you to visualize the data for selected years and locations and also provides the ability to download data for your […]

May 12, 2022

What cotton growers should ask–and why–when it comes to carbon (Details)

Carbon markets to sell carbon offsets are now in place to help address greenhouse gas emissions.  There are opportunities for farmers to participate in carbon markets and this document provides information on what should be considered before committing to any program.  This 14-page report provides details and background information on carbon markets available and is […]

May 12, 2022

What to Know About Carbon Markets (Summary)

Carbon markets to sell carbon offsets are now in place to help address greenhouse gas emissions.  There are opportunities for farmers to participate in carbon markets and this document provides information on what should be considered before committing to any program.  This 5-page summary provides the most critical information and there is also a more […]

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.

April 1, 2022

Module Feeder Inspection System for Plastic Contamination: Alternative Design

This report describes the design and operation of an module feeder inspection system that provides ginners an instantaneous view of the dispersing cylinders in a cotton gin module feeder.  This is an alternative design to a previously published report.  Images are provided by network IP cameras installed in the back wall of a module feeder […]

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.

February 1, 2022

Forty Years of Increasing Cotton’s Water Productivity

Over the last 40 years the amount of irrigation water used by cotton in the United States has decreased while yields have increased leading to a large increase in crop water productivity (CWP).  This detailed review article documents practices adopted by cotton producers that have led to this improvement was well as strategies to maintain […]