TITLE

Defoliation, harvest timing could improve cotton quality

AUTHOR(S)
Hollis, Paul L.
PUB. DATE
September 2004
SOURCE
Southeast Farm Press;9/15/2004, Vol. 31 Issue 22, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses various methods to improve cotton quality in Georgia. Many methods can be applied to improve the quality of cotton such as using improved varieties, controlling stink bugs, preventing nematode damage and proper defoliation and harvest timing. According to Craig Bednarz, University of Georgia plant physiologist, while it might be too late to make drastic changes in production schemes this year, there's still time to fine-tune defoliation and harvest timing strategies. Statistics show that the most active period for planting cotton in Georgia is from April 25 to May 25.
ACCESSION #
14644187

 

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