New Webcast, Search Tool Added to Focus on Cotton Website
A new webcast focusing on cotton nutrition and a one-stop search tool that targets Extension information from 17 cotton-producing states have been added to the Cotton Incorporated and Plant Management Network’s Focus on Cotton webpage.
Webcast Helps Troubleshoot Nutrient Deficiencies in Cotton
The latest Focus on Cotton webcast – “Secondary and Micronutrients in Cotton” by Hunter Frame, assistant professor and field crops agronomist at Virginia Tech – helps consultants, cotton growers and other practitioners better understand the role of secondary and micronutrients in cotton production.
The presentation specifically covers basic troubleshooting tips to identify nutrient deficiencies; the physiological functions of secondary and micronutrients in plant health; the locations in the cotton plant where these nutrients accumulate; and guidance on plant tissue sampling and forwarding for laboratory analysis to confirm nutrient deficiencies.
The Focus on Cotton resource now contains 15 webcasts on various aspects of cotton crop management, including agronomic practices, crop protection and Ag engineering.
New Search Tool Focuses on Cotton-Specific Information
University extension sites are an excellent source of crop management information. But, they cover a diverse range of programs that extend well beyond row crop agriculture.
The newly-developed Cotton Extension Search tool allows users to conveniently search Extension cotton resources from Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.
“To complement the Focus on Cotton webcast series, we wanted to offer a search tool that made it easier to find cotton-specific information,” said Ryan Kurtz, director of Agricultural and Environmental Research and staff entomologist at Cotton Incorporated. “This new Google-powered resource gives users the flexibility of searching for cotton production information by state, region, or across the entire Cotton Belt.”
The search was also developed to pull cotton-specific information, no matter how general the user’s keyword search term. For example, a search for “weeds” will yield weed management information specific to cotton.
The Cotton Extension Search is located below the Educational Webcasts section on the Focus on Cotton webpage.
Sources – Cotton Incorporated and Plant Management Network