Flowering to cut out is a critical time

10 Point Plan for irrigated cotton

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Flowering to cut out is a critical time

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95% of the crop yield is set during this time.

  • Hosting a happy plant throughout the entire growth cycle is vital but during the flowering period you should aim to:
    • Prolong the flowering period for as long as seasonal constraints allow.
    • Ensure fruit retention and accumulated numbers are tracking to the desired target.

The key is to keep the plant happy through minimisation of:

  • Moisture stress, irrigation scheduling and timing.
  • Nutritional stress.
  • Weeds, insects and disease.