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This publication provides producers with an overview of the technologies available to schedule irrigation and key concepts related to water management for cotton grown in areas where rainfall provides a significant amount of the water requirements in most years.
CIMIS weather stations are distributed throughout California. The data from these stations can be used to help determine when cotton irrigation is needed.
The H2O Initiative is a region-wide effort to reduce irrigation water use in the Mississippi Delta. The website provides effective tools like the Pipe Planner to help growers conserve water.
This blog provides climate data and production insights for farmers (not only of cotton) and county agents around the Southeast.
This site has many tools and data sources to help manage weather and climate risk for agricultural crops. While most of the focus is on the Southeastern United States, some of the forecast maps are national.
The Cotton Info App is a collection of reference materials specially designed for growers, consultants and extension workers who may not have good cellular connectivity. All materials are stored on the user’s Android tablet. (An Apple iPad version is also available.)
Learn the advantages of precision crop management, and get details about yield monitors and maps, as well as sensor-based approaches for plant growth regulators, harvest aids and nitrogen inputs.
NOAA maps out predicted precipitation that aid growers in planning irrigation, herbicide applications, harvests and more. Access forecasts for the next 6 hours or next three days.
The Cotton Info App is a collection of reference materials specially designed for growers, consultants and extension workers who may not have good cellular connectivity. All materials are stored on the user’s iPad. (An Android tablet version is also available.)
COTMAN is a crop information system that uses monitoring techniques to summarize crop development status, detect stress and assist with in-season management decisions.
A benefit to adding cover crops is the increase in water infiltration to the soil no matter if that water is coming from rainfall or irrigation. In this four minute video, Dr. Tyson Raper of the University of Tennessee discusses how cover crops can help make more water available during the season.
The site highlights many of the positive efforts the cotton industry is making to continuously adopt more sustainable practices.