Monitor to manage the crop

10 Point Plan for irrigated cotton

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Monitor to manage the crop

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Utilise your consultant to monitor crop growth and progress, insect pest and disease control (if required).

  • Cotton is a responsive crop to manage. Growers are able to monitor and manipulate the cotton plant to maximise yield and ease of management.
  • Critical aspects which your consultant can assist with are growth rates, plant height management and fruit retention.

Aim to have the crop at critical CSD Ambassador Network snapshots for critical times.

  • Critical times in the crops development are at establishment and first flower through to cut out.

Utilise plant growth regulators to manage excessive growth.

  • Excessive rank growth is inefficient and can lead to boll rots, increase defoliation costs and reduced penetration of insecticides and fungicides.