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Henry P. Wilson

Title Summary Date ID Author(s)
2011 Virginia Peanut Production Guide Jan 12, 2011 2810-1017
2014 Virginia Peanut Production Guide May 2, 2014 AREC-58NP
Cotton Harvest Aid Selection and Application Timing May 1, 2009 424-201
Defoliating Cotton under Adverse Conditions: Drought-stress, Cool Temperatures, and Rank Growth

Modern chemical harvest aids are applied to induce leaf abscission, hasten mature-boll dehiscence, and inhibit regrowth (Gwathmey and Hayes 1997; Snipes and Cathey 1992). Their use can result in increased machine harvest efficiency and fewer lodged plants while reducing boll rot, the trash in seed cotton, and the time from defoliation to harvest (Benedict 1984). The challenge of using harvest aids is the inconsistent way cotton responds to them, making defoliation one of the most unpredictable management practices (Benedict 1984; Gwathmey and Hayes 1997).

May 1, 2009 427-208
Palmer Amaranth Control in Cotton: 2008 & 2009 Efficacy Experiments Dec 22, 2009 2912-1428
Palmer Amaranth Control in Soybean: 2009 Efficacy Experiments Dec 22, 2009 2912-1429
Virginia Cotton Production Guide 2014 Feb 7, 2014 AREC-62NP
Virginia Cotton Production Guide 2016

Proper soil fertility management ensures sufficient nutrients for maximum cotton production. Obtaining and maintaining appropriate soil nutrient concentrations is imperative, as fertilizer inputs are the largest component of production budgets for Virginia cotton farmers. At the same time, excessive nutrient application wastes money, wastes natural resources, and can negatively impact yields and environmental quality.

Feb 22, 2016 AREC-124NP (AREC-165NP)