Dooly County Extension

Cotton Fertilization

Cotton Fertilization With cotton prices expected to be lower than normal this year, it is even more important to follow a sound fertilizer and liming program that is based on good soil sampling. Liming on time (at least 3 months ahead of planting) and where needed is the first step…
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Dooly County Cotton Production Update

Dooly County Cotton Production Update January 25, 2016 8:00 a.m. Breakfast Marise Country Cooking – Vienna     Agenda        8 a.m. Breakfast Welcome – Ronnie Barentine Pesticide License and Signup Sheet – Jay Porter Speakers Dr. Stanley Culpepper – Variety and Weed Control Dr. Bob Kemerait – Disease Control Dr….
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When To Stop Cotton Irrigation

About this time each year I begin to get questions on when to stop irrigating cotton.  Through the years I have recommended that growers evaluate the field when bolls begin to crack.  If there is good soil moisture at this time, then this is a good time to stop.  If not I would suggest one…
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Leaf Spots on Cotton

There doesn’t seem to be any major issues with target spot in cotton, but I do get few calls on various spot that occur.  Following is a sampling of the leaf spots that you may see in the field and management. Stemphyllium Leaf Spot The underlying cause of this disease is…
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Cotton Situation and Outlook

Don Shurley Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics Georgia Acreage. In March, Georgia farmers said they “intended” to plant 1.1 million acres compared to 1.38 million last season. The first USDA estimate of actual acreage planted will be released on June 30. The crop lagged behind normal in being planted…
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Pre-Bloom Irrigation in Cotton

Although irrigation requirement is higher for blooming cotton than for pre-bloom cotton, stressing cotton during squaring has more negative effects than we realize. Cotton does not rebound if stressed from no irrigation through squaring. UGA Extension Cotton Agronomist Dr. Jared Whitaker conducted research on this using the UGA Checkbook Method where the…
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