From application-hindering weather to full-blown herbicide resistance, controlling weeds from planting to harvest is one of the toughest challenges facing Southern cotton growers. In recent years, cotton growers have met the challenge with improved strategies and are winning. But even a perfect plan with perfect execution can come up short.
Here are top reasons why cotton herbicide programs fail and tips on what growers can do to avoid the failures and what, if anything, can be done when they happen.
Information courtesy of the “UGA Programs for Controlling Glyphosate-Resistant Palmer Amaranth in 2015 Cotton” provided to growers during winter meetings.