Properly timing the application of harvest aids such as boll openers, defoliants and desiccants can be critically important to a successful cotton harvest and to optimizing crop yield and quality.
A new webcast – titled “Harvest Aid Considerations in Texas Cotton” – has been added to the Focus on Cotton online series from the Plant Management Network and Cotton Incorporated.
The 19-minute presentation by Wayne Keeling, professor and weed specialist with Texas A&M AgriLife Research helps producers and consultants recognize factors that may disrupt an upcoming cotton harvest and provides guidance on determining when to apply harvest aids to improve yield. The webcast provides information to help users evaluate plant maturity and soil conditions for harvest aid decisions, properly time harvest aid applications based on boll open rates, and optimize timing of crop termination in the face of unknown weather conditions.
This webcast is part of the Focus on Cotton series made available by the Plant Management Network and Cotton Incorporated. The Focus on Cotton series contains more than 40 webcasts on various aspects of cotton crop management, including agronomic practices, crop protection and ag engineering. The presentations are accessible online at any time.
The resource also features a newly improved Cotton Extension Search tool, where users can conveniently search for extension resources across all U.S. land-grant universities serving cotton producers.
Source – Cotton Incorporated