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‘Focus On Cotton’ webinar looks at no-till and cover crops in Texas cotton

Dr. Paul DeLaune

Dr. Paul DeLaune
Texas A&M AgriLife

Dr. Paul DeLaune, an associate professor of environmental soil science with Texas A& AgriLife Research in Vernon, Texas, will host a 39-minute webinar titled “Implementing No-till and Cover Crops in Texas Cotton Systems.”

During the presentation, he will discuss no-till, cover crops, regenerative agriculture and soil biology.

Implementation of conservation practices has typically lagged in cotton compared to other major crops in the United States. Producers continue to have questions about whether conservation agriculture is a fit for their farming operations.

This presentation will provide information to stakeholders who are considering adopting soil health promoting practices such as no-till and cover crops, particularly for producers in the western portion of the Cotton Belt.

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Viewers will learn the effect of conservation tillage and cover crop options on cotton yield, economic returns, soil water storage and soil health in dryland and irrigated cotton systems, according to a news release.

By the end of this presentation, users should know more about conservation tillage options, cover crop selection (single species versus mixtures), cover crop seeding rates, and cover crop termination timing and potential agronomic and economic risks.

This webinar is hosted by the nonprofit Plant Management Network, an educational online publishing collaboration among universities, private industry and scientific societies.

View the webinar at https://www.plantmanagementnetwork.org/edcenter/seminars/cotton/NoTillCoverCrops/