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February 19, 2021

Capturing Value from Cotton Data

The potential to gain value from the data being recorded by modern machinery, new sensors, unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and satellite images is still emerging. This document describes opportunities for gins and growers to benefit from data.

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

Yield Loss Potential of Two-Spotted Spider Mites in Midsouth Cotton

This report provides valuable information on the history and current situation with spider mites in the Midsouth, as well as data describing yield loss and infestation timing, field distribution and localized yield loss, and tips for spider mite management.

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.

February 19, 2021

Spindle Harvester Maintenance and Operation

This 38-page reference document covers key areas in maintaining spindle harvesters (pickers) and tips for efficient operation.

February 19, 2021

Seed Cotton Handling and Storage

This reference document covers traditional module building, tarp maintenance and handling round and half-size cotton modules.

February 19, 2021

Cotton Yield Maps

This eight-page document provides background material on cotton yield monitors and then provides five case studies where yield monitors have been a valuable tool for precision management.

January 19, 2021

RFID Tools for Cotton Module Management

This web page provides links to various software tools and educational information on the use of RFID (radio frequency identification) tags.

January 19, 2021

Precision Crop Technology Providers

Cotton Incorporated has collected a list of precision agriculture technology companies. These companies are a good starting point for growers who want to expand their use of such technologies.

January 19, 2021

Precision Crop Management

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.

January 19, 2021

Post-Harvest Pigweed Management

Pigweeds can emerge season-long, which includes after crop harvest following rainfall or irrigation events. Learn why controlling pigweed after harvest is important for the following year.

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January 19, 2021

Global Cotton LCA Full Report Update 2016

This full 160-page report examines the environmental impacts of cotton through each life cycle stage, starting on the farm and eventually winding up as clothes in a consumer’s closet.