Theses and Dissertations

Author

Tyler Dixon

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University

Advisor

Dodds, Darrin M.

Committee Member

Catchot, Angus L.

Committee Member

Golden, Bobby R.

Committee Member

Larson, Erick

Committee Member

Varco, Jac J.

Other Advisors or Committee Members

Riley, John Michael

Date of Degree

1-1-2014

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

College

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Department

Department of Plant and Soil Sciences

Abstract

With the recent rise of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) prices and the spike in cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) prices in 2011, a renewed interest in double-cropping cotton following wheat production occurred. Research was established to improve production practices of double-cropped cotton at three Mississippi locations, Starkville (2012-2013), Brooksville (2012-2013), and Stoneville (2013). Cotton following wheat has the potential to result in a higher return compared to soybeans; however, the financial risk associated with cotton is far greater than with soybeans. Growers should increase seeding rates by 20% when double-cropping cotton following wheat and burn the wheat stubble to maximize yield. No definitive N rate was observed to maximize yield; however, a normal rate full-season cotton is not recommended as high N rates delayed maturity and increased the potential yield loss.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/19763

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