Tests were conducted in 1995 to examine the effects of the reniform nematode (Rotylenchulus reniformis) on cotton plant development and the benefits of including a nematicide (Temik 15G and Vydate C-LV) in the production system. Nematode population development was followed by sampling plots monthly. Cotton plant development was determined by mapping at harvest. Treatments included Temik 15G applied in the seed furrow and Vydate C-LV as a foliar spray. Cotton plants grown in the treated plots produced more bolls per plant with a greater boll weight. Fruiting position of the first cotton boll was produced on a significantly lower node in the nematicide treated plots.