Using soil temperature with the 5-day outlook for DD60s to determine when to plant can result in a vigorous plant stand and avoid making replant decisions.
Several plant-parasitic nematodes are responsible for causing serious losses in Louisiana cotton every year.
This publication explains the effect of mepiquat-containing products on cotton growth and development and suggests some guidelines for its use.
2015 Recommendations. One of the last, but most important, steps in producing a cotton crop is harvest preparation. Successful preparation includes scheduling for defoliation and harvest operations, removing foliage and facilitating boll opening. Use these recommendations for a successful cotton harvest. (PDF Format Only)
Plant bugs have become a very serious insect pest of cotton in the Midsouth. Control is often diﬃcult because of high population densities and resistance. Follow these best management practices to help reduce the cost of plant bug control. (PDF Format Only)
Wheat acreage in Louisiana has increased significantly because of higher wheat prices. With the increase in wheat acreage, interest has risen considerably in double-cropping cotton after wheat is harvested. Recommendations for growing cotton in a double-cropped production system with wheat in 2007 are included. (PDF format only)
The purpose of this publication is to provide up-to-date information on agronomic and pest management practices for southern row crops in conservation tillage systems. Many of these recommendations will help producers and private crop consultants implement conservation tillage and other soil-conserving practices to maintain efficient and economical production while minimizing negative effects on soil and water quality. (PDF format only)
One of the last, but most important, steps in producing a cotton crop is harvest preparation. Successful preparation includes scheduling for defoliation and harvest operations, removing foliage and facilitating boll opening. Use the recommendations available through the links below for a successful cotton harvest.
Information on application timings, weed control, tank-mixing herbicides with Roundup Ultra, tillage systems and selecting varieties included. (PDF format only)
This publication includes information on updating base acreage and yield using cotton as an example and includes examples from the 2002 Farm Bill.