• Understanding the best production practices is vital to maximizing yield in short-season, dryland cotton production areas.
Short-season cotton production is often the only viable option in many parts of the Belt.
And understanding the best production practices is vital to maximizing yield in these areas.
In the latest Focus on Cotton webcast, titled “Producing Cotton in Short-Season Dryland Environments,” Keith Edmisten, Extension cotton specialist at North Carolina State University, helps consultants, growers and other practitioners in the Southeastern U.S. get the most out of their acres in these environments.
Edmisten discusses four key items in his talk:
• Locations where short-season environments are most likely to occur;
• Varieties and the compromise between earliness and drought tolerance;
• Decisions made at or near planting and their effect on the ability of the crop to mature in a short-season environment;
• The impact of growth regulators and defoliation management on maturity.
About the Cotton Board: The Cotton Research & Promotion Act established the Cotton Board as a quasi-governmental, non-profit entity to serve as the administrator of the Cotton Research & Promotion Program. Funded by America’s cotton producers and importers through the cotton check-off, the Program’s research and promotion activities are conducted worldwide by Cotton Incorporated, the Cotton Board’s sole-source contracting organization, to increase the demand for and improve the market position of cotton.
The Cotton Research & Promotion Program continues to work in all areas of cotton’s pipeline — from the field to the consumer — to keep cotton the number one fiber choice in the U.S.
For more information about the Cotton Board and the innovative activities stemming from the Program, visit www.cottonboard.org.
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