BASF Rep Adam Hixson Says Cotton Crop Looks good And Remains Positive for HarvestFri, 13 Aug 2021 10:36:25 CDT
With some timely rains throughout late spring and early summer, BASF Technical Service Rep, Adam Hixson, says the cotton crop is looking good.
"The Crop looks really good right now. We really haven't had to irrigate too much, which has been a nice change from the past few years."
Hixson said right now said the cotton is starting to set bolls and finish up flowering. So as we get into this time of year, its time to think about Harvest, "That's the exciting part of the season because we finally get to reap the benefits of what we have been working for so hard this growing season."
Hixson says producers are pretty positive seeing good prices and a little help from mother nature, but adds that Mother Nature has also been kind to the weeds and the pests, "We've had to up our game a bit as far as using some of our weed control tactics with herbicides and insecticides, but our yield potential out there is really good."
As Harvest moves forward, Hixson says producers have to focus on foliating and preparing the crop for a nice good harvest. Something that can help with that is BASF's Sharpen herbicide, "Sharpen herbicide is a very effective broadleaf herbicide, and a lot of growers are familiar with using it."
Hixson says sharpen is speedy and effective for weed control, but this time of the year, he says its good to think of Sharpen as a harvest aid product, "For cotton, it's very effective at drying down that cotton very quickly. So if you're waiting to get into your field, you know, within, let's say, a week after harvest date, applications sharpened. Definitely a good product of choice."
Sharpen can also assist with stopping regrowth, "Sharpen rally helps with both preventing regrowth and stopping regrowth on that second application when you are going into harvest your cotton."
Hixson encourages cotton producers to ask questions because what can benefit your crop is on a case-by-case basis, "You need to reach out to someone for advice on what's been working. Reach out to your local BASF representative or go to growbettercotton.com, which is dedicated to our cotton acres."
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