Integrated Cotton Production System with 30-Inch Row Culture for Improved Efficiency and Quality

M.O. Heilman and L.N. Namken


Research conducted on both experimental plots and large grower fields has indicated that the integrated short-season 30-inch narrow production system has merit when compared with the conventionally used 40-inch row culture. Lint cotton yields were increased 14% and a larger number of middling bales occurred on the 30-inch as compared with the 40-inch row spacing. The selection of genotypes to increase lint cotton yields with 1350 DD6 from 1st bloom is clearly beneficial because of the rapid fruit set and possibilities of once-over harvesting. Integration of genotype, pest management and cultural practices into a more efficient production system than currently used for much of the Cotton Belt seems needed and achievable.

Reprinted from Proceedings of the 1987 Beltwide Cotton Production Conference pp. 95 - 97
©National Cotton Council, Memphis TN

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