NC State Extension Publications


Skip to Introduction

2023 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. Web-based resources are available to supplement the information found here. These resources allow our specialists to make updated recommendations during the season.

Extension cotton portal—Timely production information updates, links to cotton information and calendar of upcoming cotton events.

The NC Cotton Variety Performance Calculator can be found in the Extension cotton portal.

Facebook page—Join our cotton Facebook group for short cotton production updates and information. You can post pictures, experiences, and questions.

Twitter notifications—Follow @NCCotton to receive notifications on your phone or computer when new information is added to these sites. You can set up a Twitter account at

Important Information

Skip to Important Information

Recommendations of specific chemicals are based upon information on the manufacturer’s label and performance in a limited number of trials. Because environmental conditions and methods of application by growers may vary widely, performance of the chemical will not always conform to the safety and pest control standards indicated by experimental data.

Recommendations for the use of agricultural chemicals are included in this publication as a convenience to the reader. The use of brand names and any mention or listing of commercial products or services in this publication does not imply endorsement by North Carolina State University nor discrimination against similar products or services not mentioned. Individuals who use agricultural chemicals are responsible for ensuring that the intended use complies with current regulations and conforms to the product label. Be sure to obtain current information about usage regulations and examine a current product label before applying any chemical. For assistance, contact your local NC State Extension agent.

Some chemicals used for pest control are extremely toxic, whereas others are only moderately or slightly toxic. It is very important that people involved in the application of pesticides or exposed to them before, during, or after application take precautions to protect themselves. When appropriate, wear protective clothing and equipment as directed on the pesticide label, and observe all other directions for safe handling and application of the chemical. Make sure that anyone working with the chemicals or spray equipment knows and understands the potential hazards and has adequate protection.

This publication was funded in part by the North Carolina Cotton Producers Association.


Coordinating Author & Cotton Extension Specialist
Crop & Soil Sciences
Extension Weed Specialist, Corn and Cotton
Crop & Soil Sciences
Cotton Extension Specialist
Crop & Soil Sciences
Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management Extension Specialist
Crop & Soil Sciences
Extension Nematology Specialist
Entomology & Plant Pathology
Entomology Extension Specialist
Entomology & Plant Pathology
Entomology Extension Specialist
Entomology & Plant Pathology
Graduate Research Assistant
Crop & Soil Sciences
Farm Management Extension Associate
Agricultural & Resource Economics
Agronomic Division
North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services

Find more information at the following NC State Extension websites:

Publication date: Jan. 23, 2023

N.C. Cooperative Extension prohibits discrimination and harassment regardless of age, color, disability, family and marital status, gender identity, national origin, political beliefs, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation and veteran status.