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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