Study: Irrigating Portion of Cotton Field Could Maximize Yield

As drought continues to grip portions of the country, researchers from Texas Tech University and the USDA Agricultural Research Service are determining whether producers can maximize cotton yield by watering only a portion of their field. Results showed that watering 30 to 70 percent of a cotton field produced the most yield and profit, depending on available irrigation water. Cotton can be grown as a non-irrigated crop and still produce an adequate crop three out of five years under those conditions, according to researchers. Read more or view the abstract.

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