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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.

Cotton Defoliation

By: Keith Edmisten, Guy Collins

This publication, chapter 12 of the 2022 Cotton Information handbook, discusses defoliation practices in cotton production.

Establishing Nitrogen and Potassium Fertilizer Rates for Floral Hemp Production

By: Maggie Short, Matthew Vann, David Suchoff, Michelle McGinnis, Keith Edmisten, Brian Whipker

This publication provides nitrogen and potassium fertilizer recommendations for optimum floral hemp yield and cannabidiol production while also understanding how nutrient rates affect THC production.

The Cotton Plant

By: Keith Edmisten, Guy Collins

This publication, chapter 2 of the 2022 Cotton Information handbook, covers information about the cotton plant, including development, fruiting, and blooming.

Growing Cotton for Ornamental, Educational, Non-Commercial, or Atypical Commercial Reasons in North Carolina

By: Guy Collins, Keith Edmisten, Bill Foote, Joy Goforth

This publication provides information about steps and procedures for growing cotton for alternative purposes. It includes details on regulatory compliance, seed sourcing, and harvesting and ginning.

Developing a Management Strategy: Short-Season Timeliness

By: Keith Edmisten, Guy Collins

This publication, chapter 3 of the 2022 Cotton Information handbook, covers management practices for cotton production considering short-season timeliness.

Suggestions for Growth Regulator Use

By: Keith Edmisten, Guy Collins

This publication, chapter 8 of the 2022 Cotton Information handbook, discusses considerations for using growth regulators in cotton production.

Cotton Production with Conservation Tillage

By: Keith Edmisten, Guy Collins, Rachel Vann

This publication, chapter 13 of the 2022 Cotton Information handbook, covers the role of conservation tillage as it relates to 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.

Cotton Classification

By: Keith Edmisten

This publication, chapter 15 of the 2022 Cotton Information handbook, provides information about the classing system used in the cotton industry.

Planting Decisions

By: Keith Edmisten, Guy Collins

This publication, chapter 4 of the 2022 Cotton Information handbook, covers factors to consider when planting cotton.

Variety Selection

By: Keith Edmisten, Guy Collins

This publication, chapter 5 of the 2022 Cotton Information handbook, provides information about selecting cotton varieties.

Cotton Seed Quality and Planting Decisions

By: Keith Edmisten, Guy Collins

This publication, chapter 6 of the 2022 Cotton Information handbook, discusses the role of seed quality in making planting decisions for cotton production.

Cotton Terminology

By: Keith Edmisten, Guy Collins

This publication, chapter 16 of the 2022 Cotton Information handbook, is a glossary of terms used throughout the 2022 Cotton Information book.

Utilizing the NC State University Cotton Planting Conditions Calculator and the NCDA&CS Cotton Seed Database to Make Wise Planting Decisions

By: Guy Collins, Keith Edmisten, Sandy Stewart, Bill Foote

This publication provides an overview of the NC State University Cotton Planting Conditions Calculator and the NCDA&CS Cotton Seed Database. It explains how to use these tools to aid in making cotton planting decisions.

Evaluating Damage From Deer Feeding On North Carolina Cotton

By: Guy Collins, Keith Edmisten

This publication discusses the yield losses, delayed maturity, and management associated with damaged caused by deer feeding on cotton crops.

Utilizing the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Cotton Seed Quality Testing Program to Make Better Planting Decisions

By: Guy Collins, Keith Edmisten, Sandy Stewart, Bill Foote, Lori Snyder

This publication provides information about the NCDA&CS Cotton Seed Quality Testing program and how to use the Cotton Seed Quality Database to help make decisions before planting that will improve outcomes.

What Is the Cost of Selecting the Wrong Cotton Variety?

By: Guy Collins, Keith Edmisten

This publication discusses the factors involved in selecting cotton varieties and the potential economic impacts of making improper selections.