Monitor Cotton Growth—Early Squaring
Plant monitoring (or mapping) provides a system to evaluate the growth and development of cotton plants throughout the season. You can use this information to fine tune management practices for the current crop stage. Many pest management decisions must be made at specific growth stages, and plant mapping helps you time them precisely. Plant measurements and calculations for making management decisions change as the plant develops.
Plant monitoring during early squaring focuses on plant vigor and square retention. Measure:
For more information about making these measurements and for recording forms, ask your local farm advisor. You can also check the UCCE Cotton Production Information site for details on how to apply monitoring information for: