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2022 Cotton Information

By: Keith Edmisten, Charlie Cahoon, Guy Collins, Luke Gatiboni, Adrienne Gorny, Anders Huseth, Dominic Reisig, Lindsey Thiessen, Rachel Vann, Derek Washburn, Alan York, David Hardy

2022 Cotton Information is meant to help growers plan for the coming year and make management decisions based on the unique opportunities and challenges the year might bring.

Weed Management in Cotton

By: Charlie Cahoon, Alan York

This publication, chapter 10 of the 2022 Cotton Information handbook, covers weed management practices for cotton production.

Investigating Cover Crop Mulches in North Carolina Cotton Production

By: Rachel Atwell Vann, Chris Reberg-Horton, Keith Edmisten, Alan York

This publication discusses the methods and results of a study researching the benefits of cover crop mulches in cotton production. Cover crops provide nutrients to subsequent crops while conserving soil moisture and suppressing weeds, pests, and diseases without adversely affecting yield.

Sprayer Calibration

By: Charlie Cahoon, Alan York

This publication, chapter 14 of the 2022 Cotton Information handbook, provides information on sprayer calibration for applying chemicals in cotton production.

Chapter 10: Weed Management

By: Chris Reberg-Horton, Randy Weisz, Alan York, George Place, Molly Hamilton

This chapter of the North Carolina Organic Commodities Production Guide discusses cultural, mechanical and chemical tactics used for weed control in organic farming.

Challenges with Herbicide Resistance and Value of Cultural Practices in Managing Weeds: Examples from Research in North Carolina

By: Ramon Leon, David Jordan, Katie Jennings, David Monks, Matthew Vann, Loren Fisher, Wesley Everman, Charlie Cahoon, Matt Inman, Chris Reberg-Horton, Rachel Vann, Denis Mahoney, Drew Hare, Alan York

A few weed species in North Carolina have become pervasive across the state and are frequently found in different crops. They form dense populations and reduce yields, making production more challenging. This publication discusses herbicide-resistant biotypes in agronomic and vegetable crops in North Carolina and reviews herbicide resistance management recommendations.