From The Cotton Board:
Memphis, TN — Site-specific crop management relies on the creation of management zones and on establishing practices that fit variations in the land. Measuring soil conductivity to create accurate soil texture maps is a new and novel way to facilitate this process and the overall success of management planning.
A new Focus on Cotton webcast titled “Soil Electrical Conductivity and Zone Management” helps cotton growers, consultants, and other industry experts utilize conductivity measurements to gauge yield potential, inform management practices, and analyze yield and profit returns. This 22-minute talk by Dr. David Hollens Free, Extension Precision Agriculture Specialist at Clemson University, provides information that helps users:
• Gather accurate soil data
• Locate divisions in soil texture and yield potential
• Develop appropriately-sized management zones
• Utilize data to set planting densities, nutrient applications, and nematode management
This presentation is available at no charge, courtesy of Cotton Incorporated, through the ‘Focus on Cotton’ webcast resource located at the Plant Management Network, http://www.plantmanagementnetwork.org/foco. ‘Focus on Cotton’ contains over 35 webcasts on various aspects of cotton crop management. These talks–freely accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week–cover agronomic practices, crop protection, and ag engineering. This resource also features a new and improved Cotton Extension Search tool, where users can conveniently search for extension resources across all U.S. land-grant universities serving cotton producers.