Cotton Variety Trial Harvest

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The only good thing about having no rain is having good harvest conditions. We picked our dryland variety trial on Monday, the day before the first rain came in. All in all, I’ve heard good cotton yields this year from multiple varieties. Not a lot of difference in dryland and irrigated since rain through the season was good.

Things went really well for us on Monday, and we had plenty of help. We harvested the first two reps only, but with longer rows, it’ll show difference in varieties once the numbers are completed. We also took samples to send to the UGA micro-gin. We’re going to look at grades and turnout also. I’ll compile the information and present it at our cotton meeting on January 24th. Here are some pictures from this week:

Jodie Stringer and Lanie Stains get the scale set up.

Jodie Stringer and Lanie Stains get the scale set up.

Weighing

Weighing the next variety

Mat Thompson, Andrew Sawyer, & Lanie Stains

Mat Thompson, Andrew Sawyer, & Lanie Stains

Taking samples for grade analysis.

Taking samples for grade

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