Cover Crop Species Evaluations

W.C. Hofmann, N. Goodell, and N. Hudson

OBJECTIVES: To evaluate several plant species for their potential as winter cover crops in a cotton production system. Two dates of cover crop planting were investigated.

PROCEDURES: Eleven cover crops1 and a control were planted on 30 inch beds on October 26 and November 27, 1990 (Table 1). The seed were broadcast by hand and raked into the soil. Visual observations of the percent…

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W.C. Hofmann, L.M. Carter, P.E. Keeley, and L.F. Elliott J.H. Chesson, R.J. Thullen, D. Ballard, and N. Goodell

OBJECTIVES: To develop the criteria for ‘best practice’ cotton production systems. To test experimental component subsystems and the interrelationship of cotton production subsystems including rotational crops. To demonstrate for technology transfer ‘best practice’ systems.

PROCEDURE: Four systems were identified for inclusion in a field study resulting from a factorial of two systems categories: row spacing and tillage. The ‘best practice’ row spacing was selected as 30 inch as compared…

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