Theses and Dissertations


Tyler Dixon

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University


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


Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access


College of Agriculture and Life Sciences


Department of Plant and Soil Sciences


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.