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2021 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.

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.

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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.


Professor of Crop Science & Extension Cotton Specialist
Crop & Soil Sciences
Extension Cotton Specialist
Crop & Soil Sciences
Named Professor Emeritus
Crop & Soil Sciences
Agronomic Division
North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services
Associate Professor and Extension Specialist
Entomology & Plant Pathology
Extension Associate - Farm Management
Agricultural & Resource Economics
Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist
Entomology & Plant Pathology
Assistant Professor and Extension Soybean Specialist
Crop & Soil Sciences
Extension Weed Specialist & Assistant Professor
Crop & Soil Sciences
North Carolina Crop Improvement Association
NC Farm School Associate
Agricultural & Resource Economics
Extension Soil Fertility Specialist and Assistant Professor
Crop & Soil Sciences
Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, Field Crops and Sweet Potatoes
Entomology & Plant Pathology

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Publication date: Feb. 9, 2021

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