Fruit shedding in cotton can be caused by bugs, disease, nutrient deficiencies, or the environment (as affected by weather or management).
Even in the absence of pests and on fields with good fertility, it is common for a cotton plant to shed 60 percent of its squares and young bolls under typical growing conditions.
Although fruit shed normally increases dramatically as the crop approaches cut-out, it can occur anytime and even with relatively small changes in the weather.
What causes fruit shed and is there anything we can do to prevent it? –
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