Poor harvest timing causing cotton quality losses in Georgia

Hollis, Paul
September 2004
Southeast Farm Press;9/1/2004, Vol. 31 Issue 21, p12
Trade Publication
The article presents information on poor quality in cotton in Georgia. Georgia farmer Jimmy Webb knows from tough experience what a difference timely harvesting can make in the quality of a cotton crop. "Getting the crop out on time is very important in maintaining quality," says Webb, who grows 1,500 acres of cotton in Calhoun County. Poor harvest timing continues to be at least one significant cause of losses in cotton quality. If there is one thing he could change about what one do in Georgia, it would be to get the crop out in a faster fashion. If they could make a small change or improvement, it could mean millions of more dollars in the pockets of Georgia growers.


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