Resource Directory

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February 19, 2021

Using Bolls to Determine Defoliation Timing

In this two minute video, University of Tennessee Cotton Specialist Tyson Raper explains how to use the uppermost harvestable boll to determine defoliation timing.

February 19, 2021

Prevention of Plastic Contamination

This video is intended to educate producers and gins on how to best handle and gin round modules while preventing plastic contamination from the module wrap.

February 19, 2021

Mid-South Cotton Defoliation Guide 2020

This is the latest defoliation guide compiled by Extension Specialists. It describes different approaches to determine when to defoliate and offers guidance on different harvest aids for different weather conditions.This resource is updated yearly.

February 19, 2021

RFID Cotton Module Scan App

This Android-only application allows cotton modules in the field to be scanned into a load list. Scans for multiple farms and fields may be created, saved, and returned to at any time. It can also be emailed.

February 19, 2021

Cotton Harvest Systems

This Cotton Incorporated web page is a hub for information about the different types of cotton harvest systems, seed cotton handling storage and cotton module traceability.

February 19, 2021

Climage and Agriculture in the Southeast

This blog provides climate data and production insights for farmers (not only of cotton) and county agents around the Southeast.

February 19, 2021

AgroClimate: Agricultural Climate Tools for 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.

February 19, 2021

Cotton Info App for Android Tablets

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.)

February 19, 2021

Field to Market®

Field to Market® provides outcomes-based measurement tools and resources to help growers continuously improve their sustainability performance and their marketability.

February 19, 2021

Proper Moisture at Harvest for Cotton Stored in Round Modules

This brochure reminds producers of the importance of harvesting cotton at proper moisture content (less than 12%) and what the potential costs are if they do not. The brochure also discusses how to determine when it is safe to harvest if a moisture meter is not available.

February 19, 2021

Module Marker Study

Applying the correct module marking ink at harvest is important to preventing contamination. This report examines the potential for four different sprays to result in contamination at the textile mill.  

February 19, 2021

Stripper Harvesting

This 22-page PDF provides information on how to maintain and efficiently operate stripper harvesters, including field cleaner tuning tips.