COTTON RESEARCH-EXTENSION REPORT 2012

The University of Georgia
College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
The 2012 production season was certainly unique and quite different from that of 2011. Cotton acreage harvested decreased 14% from 2011, with an estimated 1,285,000 acres harvested.  Approximately 2,807,821 bales were classed (as of 2/7/13) resulting in an approximate state average yield of 1093 lbs per acre, which is a new record for Georgia. Georgia remains the 2nd largest cotton producing state in the nation, second only to Texas.  The most common challenges for growers in 2012 included nematodes, which were observed in several more fields than normal, emphasizing the need for cultivar tolerance to nematodes or other effective treatment options.  Glyphosate-resistant pigweed remains a significant challenge, although activation of residual herbicides by rainfall during 2012 noticeably improved control.

Download the entire report: 2012 Cotton Research-Extension Report (in PDF format) or use the Table of Contents below to click on, view, and download individual papers.


INTRODUCTION

AGRICULTURAL AND APPLIED ECONOMICS

CROP AND SOIL SCIENCES

ENTOMOLOGY

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