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Reading the Cotton Plant

The cotton plant can tell us a lot about what has happened and what is coming if we know what to look for.  Some basic notes to take in a cotton field are: total nodes on the plant, node of first square, and the number of squares present and abscised. When the plants first emerge, they tend to grow slowly.  However, once the plant has 4-5 true leaves, it will add new leaves (nodes) every 3 (2-5) days or 50 heat units. When squares are missing on the plant… Read More →