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Last Effective Bloom Date for Cotton

Every year I get asked about late planted cotton that is still active blooming come September. Will these blooms make a boll that is harvestable? Last year I was able to participate in a multi-county study collecting data on late cotton blooms. The data was presented in a poster at…
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Cotton Diseases in Wet Weather

This year we are experiencing more wet weather during the cotton growing season than in the past. We cannot do anything about what we are dealt from mother nature but I wanted to make you all aware of the diseases that are now present in cotton across the state of…
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Cotton & Peanuts – Wet or Water Logged Soil

This information was revised from July of 2013 (Whitaker, Collins, Harris & Culpepper) – since our cotton crop was planted over a very long window we have many different cotton ages across the county. Excessive amounts of rainfall have occurred in several areas of the cotton growing region in Georgia…
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2021 UGA Virtual Cotton Production Meetings

Registration is now open for the 2021 Virtual Cotton Production Meetings. You must register to view and participate. To register click on the link or picture below. You choose the meeting date that fits your schedule and enter your information. A confirmation email will be delivered to you after registration….
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Cotton Defoliation

Defoliating cotton is an art. Each year presents different challenges. Once the field reaches 75% open bolls or 4 or less nodes above the upper cracked boll it is time to pull the trigger. Cotton Defoliants each have a different job. Most farmers have a general “recipe” that they use…
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Cotton Irrigation Termination

Cotton Irrigation Termination Decisions David Hall, Extension Water Educator, Cale Cloud, Extension Water Agent, and Wesley Porter, Extension Precision Ag and Irrigation Specialist: As we approach the end of the growing season we are around 12 to 16 weeks after planting at the beginning of September based on a May…
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Early Season Cotton Irrigation

Similar to peanut, cotton does not require very much irrigation during the first month or so of growth and in some cases if adequate rainfall is received cotton can go up to squaring and even bloom without additional irrigation applications.

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