The following publications cover topics related to Cotton Extension. For a complete list of MU Extension publications, visit the main Publications page.

Cotton Seedling Diseases: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

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Reviewed by Bradley Wilson
Division of Plant Sciences

What are cotton seedling diseases and what causes them?

Prevention and Control of Damage From Wind Erosion in Cotton

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Reviewed by Bradley Wilson
Division of Plant Sciences


Wind erosion and the damage it causes can affect cotton producers through reduced yields due to crop injury, the cost of replanting and the gradual loss of soil productivity. In extreme cases, blowing sand can reduce visibility and cause traffic hazards on roadways in affected areas.

Cotton Plant Development and Plant Mapping

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Reviewed by Bradley Wilson
Division of Plant Sciences

Sulfur and Boron Fertilization on Cotton

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Reviewed by Bradley Wilson
Division of Plant Sciences

Black Cutworm in Missouri

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Reviewed by Kevin Rice
Department of Plant Sciences

European Corn Borer: A Multiple-Crop Pest in Missouri

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Facts at a glanceThis insect pest has many cultivated host plants (e.g., corn, cotton, grain sorghum).It feeds primarily on the fruit (e.g., corn, cotton) or stems (e.g., corn, grain sorghum) of its cultivated and wild host plants.Typically, two generations per field season occur in Missouri, and a third generati

Corn Earworm in Missouri

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Revised by Kevin Rice
Department of Plant Science

Getting Started With Soil Health Testing in Missouri

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Soil health sampling differs from soil fertility sampling. Soil health indicators focus on soil microorganisms and their habitat. Improving soil health will lead to a more sustainable agricultural system. Learn how to design a soil health sampling plan.

Plant Growth Regulators for Cotton

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Gene Stevens
State Extension Agronomy Professor

Note
Mention of a trade name in this publication does not constitute a guarantee or warranty of the product by MU and does not imply its approval to the exclusion of other products that also may be suitable.

Cotton Harvest Aids

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With proper management of the time of defoliation, cotton can be prepared for a timely harvest, which is critical in Missouri's short season environment. Learn about proper defoliation techniques and the available harvest aids in this MU Extension guide.

Protecting Cotton Seedlings From Blowing Sand With Winter Cover Crops

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Gene Stevens
Division of Plant Sciences
Delta Research Center

David Dunn
Soil Testing Laboratory
Delta Research Center

Cotton Fertility Management

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Gene Stevens
Extension Professor, Agronomy

The Boll Weevil in Missouri: History, Biology and Management

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Clyde E. Sorenson, formerly of the MU Delta Center

Gene Stevens, Extension Professor, Agronomy

Cotton Tillage and Planting Guidelines

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David L. Reinbott
Area Farm Management Specialist, Scott County

Gene Stevens
Extension Professor, Agronomy

Sampling Plant Tissue and Soil for Analysis

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Roger Hanson
Department of Agronomy

Spectrographic analysis of plant tissue is a relatively new and accurate method for determining levels of major and minor elements in growing crops. However, good results make proper sampling of crops necessary. Keep the following points in mind when taking samples:

Introduction to Crop Scouting

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Editor's note
The following abstract describes a publication that is available only as a downloadable PDF.

Crop Nutrient Deficiencies and Toxicities

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Editor's note
The following abstract describes a publication that is only available as a downloadable PDF.

Cotton Nematodes in Missouri: Your Hidden Enemies

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Allen Wrather
Division of Plant Sciences
Delta Center

Laura Sweets
Division of Plant Sciences

Cotton Disease and Nematode Management

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Allen Wrather
Division of Plant Sciences
Delta Center

Laura Sweets
Division of Plant Sciences

Cotton sales are important to the economies of many nations, including the United States. Sales can help balance trade with cotton-buying countries.

Cotton Pests: Scouting and Management

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Cotton pest management scouting report (PDF)

Managing the Armyworm Complex in Missouri Field Crops

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Figure 1a
True armyworm.