Cotton Variety Performance, Agronomics, and Associated Issues

January 2023 | 13 min., 39 sec.
by Brian Pieralisi
Mississippi State University

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​This presentation begins with the statewide outlook for cotton production in Mississippi in 2021 and 2022 and projections for 2023. Discussion then considers cotton variety selection; data are presented from 2022 MSU on-farm variety trials. Additional topics include nutrient application and timing; cover crops; planting pattern and population; planting struggles; flooding; and plant growth regulator (PGR) management.

About the Presenter

Brian PieralisiBrian Pieralisi is currently the Extension cotton agronomist at Mississippi State University. He was previously employed at the Delta Research and Extension Center in Stoneville, Mississippi, as a research associate under Dr. Bobby Golden while pursuing a PhD in soybean nutrient uptake. Brian has experience with both soil fertility and weed science research in cotton, corn, soybean, and rice. He served as a fourth-generation cotton, corn, and soybean producer in the Mississippi Delta for 15 years before earning a PhD at Mississippi State. Brian also earned an MBA from Delta State University while operating a 4,500-acre farm in 2005.

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