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Harvest Aid Workshop: Accomplishments and Concerns

Robert M. Hayes, C. Owen Gwathmey


The Cotton Defoliation Working Group (CDWG) is a group of crop scientists investigating the relationship of biotic and environmental factors to performance, quality effects, and cost/benefits of harvest aids from the 'field to the fabric'(2). While harvest aids are not considered to boost production per se, they are considered important tools in improving harvest efficiency and preserving fiber quality. Harvest aids, while varying in performance across the belt, do not adversely affect fiber quality or increase white specks. The CDWG has assembled an infrastructure to keep abreast of developments in harvest aid technology.

Reprinted from Proceedings of the 1996 Beltwide Cotton Conferences pg. 97
©National Cotton Council, Memphis TN

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