2005 High Cotton winners carrying on the conservation tradition

Laws, Forrest
January 2005
Southeast Farm Press;1/5/2005, Vol. 32 Issue 1, Special section p26
Trade Publication
The article reports on the 2005 recipients of the Farm Press or 'The Cotton Foundation High Cotton awards, who are continuing in the tradition of their predecessors, employing reduced tillage and other conservation practices to protect soil and water or trying other new planting systems to insure their survival. Conservation tillage has become a major focus for the winners in the eastern portion of the Cotton Belt. 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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