The University of Arizona

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Improving Lives, Communities and the Economy

Planting No-till Cotton after Small Grains

Author: 
Wang, Guangyao (Sam)
Ron Rayner
Norton, Randy
Mostafa, Ayman
Loper, Shawna
Publication Date: 
February 2013
Publication Number: 
AZ1592
Pages: 
4 pp.
Abstract or Description: 
The acreage of small grain/cotton double cropping systems has steadily increased in central Arizona recently. Double cropping of small grains and cotton allows growers to effectively use the long growing season, particularly in the low desert region of central Arizona and potentially increase profitability. With this system, short-season small grain varieties are planted from late November to early December and harvested from mid-May to early June. Cotton is then seeded into the grain stubble and residue and harvested in mid to late November. This article includes recommendations for planting no-tillage cotton after small grains in low-desert central Arizona. Management of cotton planted after small grains is more intensive compared to spring-planted cotton. However, this publication focuses mainly on the cotton planting and stand establishment in the double cropping system.
Language: 
English
Publisher: 
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Contributor: 
Plant Sciences, School of
Relation: 
Keyword: 
double cropping
cotton
small grains
no-till planting.
Type: 
Text
Subject Category: 
Plant Production/Crops