High Cotton winners reducing tillage, adapting to challenges

Laws, Forrest
January 2005
Southeast Farm Press;1/5/2005, Vol. 32 Issue 1, p20
Trade Publication
The article reports on the recipients of High Cotton Awards. Reduced-tillage could well be the watchword for this year's High Cotton Awards. Three of this year's four winners plant their crops minimum- till while the fourth farms more in keeping with traditional-tillage practices in California. The recipients of this year's awards, which are sponsored by Farm Press Publications through a grant to The Cotton Foundation, will be honored at the Beltwide Cotton Conferences in New Orleans. Shep Morris, this year's Southeast winner, was the first producer in his area to use minimum-tillage and cover crops over his entire farm, and one of the first to apply chicken litter as fertilizer.


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