In a short season environment, it is essential that the crop get off to a fast start in order to mature properly. There were two planting dates, May 9 and May 23, Temik at four pounds per acre in-furrow and Gaucho seed treatment were used and both were found to control thrips. Boll opening was earlier in the late planted plots with the Temik and Gaucho treatments. In the late planted trial the yields were significantly higher in the Gaucho plots, however, lint percent was lowered with either treatment. In the Temik treated plots, Ridomil at 8.5 pounds per acre, PGRIV at 1 oz per acre and 11-37-0 starter fertilizer at 10 gallons per acre were tried in all combinations. Significant differences in yield were not found, however, fiber length was significantly longer with the use of starter fertilizer. No significant differences were found in seedling disease control, except the starter fertilizer plots had more soreshin.