A new presentation focusing on short-season dryland cotton production is now available online for viewing as part of the Focus on Cotton webcast series.
For growers in many parts of the Cotton Belt, short-season production is their only viable option. In the webcast – titled Producing Cotton in Short-Season Dryland Environments – Dr. Keith Edmisten, cotton Extension specialist at North Carolina State University, offers tips on key production practices that are vital to help growers maximize yields in these environments.
In the presentation, Edmisten reviews four key items that growers need to consider – locations where short-season environments are most likely to occur; cotton varieties and the compromise between earliness and drought tolerance; the impact of planting time decisions on the ability of the crop to mature in a short season; and the impact of growth regulators and defoliation management on maturity.
The Focus on Cotton series is produced by the Plant Management Network, in partnership with Cotton Incorporated.