Irrigate to minimise plant stress

10 Point Plan for irrigated cotton

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Irrigate to minimise plant stress

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Engage your consultant to help formulate a water budget and to assist in scheduling irrigation timing.

  • First irrigation is timed to maximise root expansion and crop growth at first flower.
  • Last irrigation is timed to ensure that the crop is mature and to have the soil profile dry at defoliation.

Do not let irrigation be a limiting factor.

  • Factor in hot seasons.
  • Understand the capacity of your system and how quickly you can irrigate the crop.