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Researchers Look At Enhanced-Efficiency Nitrogen Fertilizers

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• By Denise Attaway, Clemson University • South Carolina cotton farmers may one day know exactly how much nitrogen their crops need to produce higher yields with greater quality. Armed with this knowledge, farmers can reduce costs and help protect the environment. Bhupinder Farmaha, a soil fertility specialist at Clemson’s Edisto Research and Education Center in Blackville, has received funding from ... Read More »

Check Soil For Compaction Layers

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In the past couple of growing seasons, soil compaction has been a hindrance in many fields across Louisiana. Soil compaction is evident by reduced crop growth and development in fields and confirmed by inserting a penetrometer into the soil. Soil compaction is the compression of soil particles that reduces pore space, thus creating a dense layer of soil that can ... Read More »

In-Field Variability Affects Cotton Yields And Quality

University of Georgia cotton

• By Denise Attaway • Most cotton seeds found in individual seed lots are created equally, but not every seed has an opportunity to reach its full potential. Clemson precision agriculture engineer Kendall Kirk wants to help explain why. Kirk’s goal is to help more cotton seeds develop into profitable crops by understanding what factors are related to producing high-quality, high-yielding ... Read More »

3 Keys To Successful Variety Selection

Dr. Joel Faircloth Pfafftown, N.C. We are now “in the short rows” of making variety selection decisions. This may be the most critical decision a producer makes. Let’s take a look at three elements of variety selection. Field History Variety selection should be done on a field-by-field basis. A variety that is a rockstar in one field may not work ... Read More »