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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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Late Planted Cotton and Plant Growth Regulators (PGR’s)

We have a lot of cotton out there that was planted late because of replanting poor stands. So we often get the question about how to manage these acres with PGR’s. With late planted cotton the length of time the cotton blooms is the main thing that changes. The later you plant the shorter the window. So anything that is planted late needs to be pushed to retain all the bolls that it tries to set. This principal applies to PGR applications as well as insect management. Keep in mind that dry land acres in dry years like we are experiencing may not need a PGR.
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