UGA Cotton Team Newsletter June 2022

 Articles in this month’s issue include: 

  1. June Mid-Season Irrigation Update (David Hall, Jason Mallard, Wesley Porter)
  2. June 2022 Weather and Climate Outlook (Pam Knox)
  3. Sprayer Considerations (Simer Virk, Eric Prostko, Wesley Porter)
  4. Crop Monitoring and Management (John Snider, Ved Parkash, Gurpreet Virk, Camp Hand)
  5. Agronomic Update (Camp Hand)
  6. Tarnished Plant Bug Management (Phillip Roberts)
  7. Deceptively Quiet: Between Emergence and First Bloom (Bob Kemerait)
  8. Is Nutsedge a Growing Concern in Your Cotton Field? (Stanley Culpepper, Taylor Randell, Jenna Vance, Hannah Wright) 

June Mid-Season Irrigation Update (David Hall, Jason Mallard, Wesley Porter): The only thing for certain in farming is that there are no two years the same. May of 2022 brought us some very hot and dry weather. Some areas of our state had some brief relief from the dry weather during the last week of May, however, this was not the case everywhere and even this little bit of rain and soil moisture did not last long when the hot and dry conditions returned. While we typically do not need to irrigate cotton during the first month or so after planting, conditions without rainfall may require irrigation to promote seed germination and emergence, or to relieve some heat stress. [READ MORE]