Faust and Roger, That is actually rye planted for a cover crop. It was planted last fall after cotton harvest. I have never tried to harvest wheat/rye and grow cotton behind it in the same year. I have seen it done in our area, but we just really don't have the water availability for it.
TO , Man you need to talk to la345 , he raises cotton and it looks alot better than yours , ( Sorry but the truth ) he's a agronomist and graduated from corn college in 2010 ! I think he is your go to guy .
BTW it looks like you need to also talk to your local weed scientist about all that stuff in your cotton , the one you have been useing is costing you big bucks ! LOL Ken
Why is a cover crop planted on NHEL farmland? To control the dust, wind erosion, or to retain moisture? Why wouldn't prior year crop residue not be sufficient ground cover?
ECI - no doubt about it Kevin is a great cotton farmer, but there is one major difference. Mainly excess moisture is usually a problem in Louisiana and plenty of water exists for Irrigation, In West Texas it is a different world. I think the crops of TO look pretty good considering the disaster that occurred and is continuing in that region. Kinda looks like Southern Ioway looked in 88. I am surprised that there is a green shoot anywhere. By the way . . . I am glad you reconsidered jumping into the snapping rolls on your combine, now that Anna has Ag Web server problems resolved. Is it true you are taking a correspondence course developed by db on how to raise corn in Indiana? Did db send you a free can of superlube? LMAO! John