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Let’s review poultry litter as a row-crop fertilizer

poultry litter

• By Larry Oldham • It is time to once again review using poultry litter, aka broiler litter, to fertilize row crops. Many growers now have their own experiences, so this should be a reminder. Prior to the last 10 to 15 years, poultry litter was primarily used to fertilize hay and forage crops in fields near the production facilities. ... Read More »

Alabama Extension recaps 2020 insect season

stink bug on cotton

Life in 2020 was dominated by COVID-19, however, the work continued for cotton producers. While the Alabama cotton industry had an unusual weather season, no one cotton pest dominated the growing season. Alabama Cooperative Extension System entomologists Scott Graham and Ron Smith said while there were notable pests, no single species required extra effort to control. “The beginning of a ... Read More »

Effect of cover crop, seed treatment on stand establishment in cotton, corn and soybeans

cover crop in wheat

• By Sebe Brown, Trey Price, Tyler Towles, Renada Davis, Myra Purvis, Karla Emfinger, Wade Walker and Dustin Ezell • Cover crops can provide producers a variety of benefits including nutrient cycling , soil cover, nitrogen fixation and pollinator food sources. These cover crops come in many types, including grasses, legumes (mostly clovers) and brassicas (generally tillage radish and rapeseed). ... Read More »

NCSU on-farm fiber quality results for 2020

north carolina cotton

• By Guy Collins and Keith Edmisten • Fiber quality results for the 2020 North Carolina On-Farm Cotton Variety Evaluation Program are now in. In addition to yield, fiber quality is an important component to the value and marketability of cotton in our state and should be considered when selecting varieties. The table in the link below illustrates the average ... Read More »

LSU AgCenter project examines wide-row cotton

wide row cotton

An LSU AgCenter project is examining the benefits and challenges of growing cotton on wider rows that line up with configurations used for other crops, potentially saving farmers money. Cotton rows are typically either 38 or 40 inches wide. But interest is growing in 60-inch rows, and the AgCenter as well as two northeast Louisiana farmers gave it a try ... Read More »

Preliminary UT 2020 cotton CST data

vacuuming varieties out of a planter

• By Tyson Raper • Preliminary data from the 2020 Tennessee cotton county standard trial data is now available.  We are releasing an average table for the XtendFlex trials and the Enlist trials today.  We only tested the XtendFlex and Enlist varieties together in a handful of locations. I will release the average tables from those locations later, along with ... Read More »