Full Text
(28 K)

Application of Weather Information for Cotton Production in the Southeast

E.M. Bauske, K.S. Harker, E.H. Simpson, III, R.R. Getz


Cotton producers, consultants, and other professionals require detailed weather forecasts and observations for making decisions regarding many aspects of the crop. Products such as soil temperatures for planting, observed and predicted degree day tabulations for routine crop management, and harvest weather guidance are described as well as their application to crop management. The utilization of automated weather station observations in the GOSSYM-COMAX cotton management model is described. An automated, multidisciplinary, multiagency approach to making this critical information available in a timely manner has been developed. Cotton producers and professionals now have direct access to a computerized source of this information. Internet gopher and World Wide Web servers have been established at Auburn University which provide this information in an easy-to-use format for users having access to the Internet or a PC and modem. This information is also available to all Alabama county agents. Many of these products are available over the NWS Weather Wire Service, NOAA Weather Radio, and the NWS Family of Services computer system.

Reprinted from Proceedings of the 1996 Beltwide Cotton Conferences pp. 398 - 400
©National Cotton Council, Memphis TN

[Main TOC] | [TOC] | [TOC by Section] | [Search] | [Help]
Previous Page [Previous] [Next] Next Page
Document last modified Sunday, Dec 6 1998