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2018 Cotton Information

By: Keith Edmisten, Guy Collins, Carl Crozier, Alan Meijer, Alan York, David Hardy, Dominic Reisig, Gary Bullen, Lindsey Thiessen, Rachel Atwell

2018 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 2018 Cotton Information handbook, discusses defoliation practices in cotton production.

The Cotton Plant

By: Keith Edmisten, Guy Collins

This publication, chapter 2 of the 2018 Cotton Information handbook, covers information about the cotton plant, including development, fruiting, and blooming.

Variety Selection

By: Keith Edmisten, Guy Collins

This publication, chapter 5 of the 2018 Cotton Information handbook, provides information about selecting cotton varieties.

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.

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.

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.

County Extension Personnel Working with Cotton

By: Keith Edmisten

This publication, part of the 2018 Cotton Information handbook, lists North Carolina county Extension personnel working with cotton.

Developing a Management Strategy: Short-Season Timeliness

By: Keith Edmisten, Guy Collins

This publication, chapter 3 of the 2018 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 2018 Cotton Information handbook, discusses considerations for using growth regulators in cotton production.

Cotton Production with Conservation Tillage

By: Alan York, Keith Edmisten, Guy Collins, Rachel Atwell, Alan York, Bill Foote

This publication, chapter 13 of the 2018 Cotton Information handbook, covers the role of conservation tillage as it relates to cotton production.

Cotton Classification

By: Keith Edmisten

This publication, chapter 15 of the 2018 Cotton Information handbook, provides information about the classing system used in the cotton industry.

Cotton Terminology

By: Keith Edmisten

This publication, chapter 16 of the 2018 Cotton Information handbook, is a glossary of terms used throughout the 2018 Cotton Information book.

Planting Decisions

By: Keith Edmisten, Guy Collins

This publication, chapter 4 of the 2018 Cotton Information handbook, covers factors to consider when planting cotton.

Cotton Seed Quality and Planting Decisions

By: Keith Edmisten

This publication, chapter 6 of the 2018 Cotton Information handbook, discusses the role of seed quality in making planting decisions for cotton production.