Establishing a Stand: Seed Quality Considerations

James R. Supak


Economically successful cotton production is heavily dependent upon obtaining a timely, uniform stand of healthy, vigorous plants. Seed quality is a prime consideration in obtaining such stands. Good quality seed promote uniform germination and emergence, even under cool, wet conditions. Strong seed exhibit greater tolerance to deeper planting depths (12) and tend to produce plants that are less susceptible to diseases (1,7). Crops derived from plantings of high quality seed tend to be earlier in maturity and more productive (8).

Reprinted from Proceedings of the 1987 Beltwide Cotton Production Conference pp. 4 - 5
©National Cotton Council, Memphis TN

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