Cotton Physiology Today 6(6): (Oct 1995)
Dave Guthrie, J. C. Banks, Keith Edmisten

Earliness is one of the most universal goals in a cotton management scheme. Yet if you question growers in different cotton growing regions, each will have a slightly different interpretation of what the term means. This diversity likely reflects their specific production challenges and approaches to maximize profitability. A northern grower must contend with a limited growing season. A lower Delta producer hopes to minimize insect management costs and will take steps accordingly. Both are using practices that promote earliness — however those practices may be appropriate in one area and not the other. This newsletter will discuss how key components of earliness can be shaped into a coordinated management strategy that optimizes profitability and timely development.

Intrinsic Earliness Bibliography