Today's Cotton Newsline is 5 cuts. All cuts are James Bordovsky, with Texas A&M Agrilife Research, located in Lubbock, Texas.
Suggested Introduction 1:
Texas cotton producers are all too familiar with water shortages, and developing ways to increase water use efficiency during the growing season has become increasingly important. James Bordovsky, with Texas A&M Agrilife Research Extension in Lubbock, Texas, has done some interesting research on optimizing the value of water based on timing and rates under limited irrigation scenarios. Today he shares his findings.
Suggested Introduction 2:
Bordovsky explains the set-up of the study.
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Fortunately, the study provided some unusual findings.
Suggested Introduction 4:
Too much water applied early in the growing season doesn't always work in the producers' favor.
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Bordovsky explains the series that had the highest yield, and closes with a reminder about the most crucial period of a cotton plant's growth.