Cotton Production Tips: Seedbeed Preparation

Before you plant cotton, start clean, be patient and think precision, not speed.

Follow these best management practices as you prepare the seedbed for planting:

Increase the seeding rate when planting early into cooler soils.

•The minimum plant population in the final stand should be about two plants per foot, or about 30,000 plants per acre, with a maximum of 60,000 plants per acre on a 38- to 40-inch bed. Planting less than 2 or 2.5 seeds per foot can significantly delay maturity, as cotton tends to develop more bol

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