​​Producing Cotton in Short-Season Dryland Environments

October 2013 | 27 min., 45 sec.
by Keith Edmisten
North Carolina State University

Summary

​This presentation will help consultants, growers and other practitioners in the southeastern US manage cotton where a short season environment is needed or desired in dryland situations. The first segment of the presentation focuses on where short season environments are most likely to occur. The presentation then discusses varieties and the compromise between earliness and drought tolerance. The next section of the presentation illustrates how decisions made at or near planting can affect maturity and the ability of the crop to mature in a short season environment. The impact of growth regulators and defoliation management on maturity are presented in the final section.

About the Presenter

Keith EdmistenKeith Edmisten is a Professor and Extension Cotton Specialist with North Carolina State University. He received his BS in Agronomy from North Carolina State in 1981 He received his MS in Crop Science in 1985 from the same institution. He received his PhD in Agronomy in 1987 from Virginia Tech. Dr. Edmisten grew up on a farm in Iredell County, North Carolina.​

Contact Information:
Email: keith_edmisten@ncsu.edu

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