​​Basics of Cotton Defoliation

September 2013 | 40 min.
by Darrin M. Dodds
Mississippi State University


​This presentation will help consultants, growers, and other practitioners in the Mid-South region. Application of harvest aids has often been called more of an art than science. Given the variability in performance of harvest aids, performance issues arise each year regarding their use. This presentation will focus on the scientific aspects of harvest aid applications in cotton in an attempt to give the audience a scientific understanding of why harvest aids perform the way they do.

About the Presenter

Darrin M. DoddsDarrin M. Dodds received a BS in Agriculture with an emphasis on Agricultural Science from Western Illinois University in 1999. His graduate work included a MS degree in Botany and Plant Pathology with an emphasis on Weed Science from Purdue University in 2002 and a PhD in Agronomy with an emphasis on Weed Science from Mississippi State University in 2007. Dr. Dodds joined the faculty of Mississippi State University as an Assistant Extension Professor in 2007. He currently serves as an Associate Extension Professor - Extension Cotton Specialist for Mississippi. He conducts numerous research and demonstration trials each year on variety performance, weed control, fertility, plant growth regulators, and harvest aid application among others.​

Contact Information:
Email: dmd76@pss.msstate.edu


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