Conserving water is key to Rolling Plains cotton

Schoonover, Vic
November 2009
Southwest Farm Press;11/5/2009, Vol. 36 Issue 21, p24
Trade Publication
The article reports on the concerns of Gary Tidwell, vice president of the Rolling Plains Cotton Growers Association in Munday, Texas. According to Tidwell, the Seymoure Aquifer is under a lot of pressure from irrigation and it should be preserved to ensure cotton production. It notes that the increasing crop production and cotton seed cost is another concern of Tidwell. It also mentions the no-till system used by Tidwell in growing wheat and cotton to retain soil moisture and nutrients.


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