Today's Cotton Newsline is 4 cuts. All cuts are Ed Barnes, Director of Agriculture and Environmental Research for Cotton Incorporated in Cary, North Carolina.
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Water will always play a crucial role in cotton production. Input costs are high while weather is unpredictable. Today, Ed Barnes, with Cotton Incorporated, joins us to discuss some cotton irrigation research programs and better management practices producers will benefit from this growing season.
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Despite irrigation's value to cotton production, there are a myriad of obstacles ranging from public opinion to water availability.
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Barnes explains the task at hand for researchers and extension personnel.
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This is an ongoing challenge for cotton producers, but Barnes reminds listeners that there are solutions on the horizon.