Cotton Incorporated, Plant Management Network Launch Webcast on Plant Growth Regulators
Memphis, TN - The cotton plant’s unpredictable growth habit is complex compared to most major row crops, which makes plant growth regulators, or PGRs, a highly useful management tool for cotton producers. In this month’s free Focus on Cotton webcast, published courtesy of Cotton Incorporated and the Plant Management Network, Dr. Guy Collins, Extension Cotton Agronomist at the University of Georgia, discusses the basics of plant growth regulator use in cotton crop management.
Collins helps consultants, county agents, growers, and other practitioners in the Cotton Belt identify:
- How plant growth regulators modify plant growth
- Why growth regulators are used;
- How to identify plant growth characteristics or situations in which growth regulator applications may be needed or not needed.
By the end of this presentation, the practitioner should know more about general use of plant growth regulators and how to utilize them to achieve optimal cotton yields.
Phil Bogdan, Plant Management Network, 651-994-3859, pbogdan [at] scisoc [dot] org
Brad Robb, The Cotton Board, 901-271-1316, brobb [at] cottonboard [dot] org
About Plant Management Network: All subscription-based information on the Plant Management Network website can be accessed for one low $38 annual subscription fee. Plant Management Network, www.plantmanagementnetwork.org, is a cooperative not-for-profit resource for the applied agricultural and horticultural sciences. Together with more than 80 partners, which include land-grant universities, scientific societies, and agribusiness, PMN publishes quality, applied, and science-based information for the practitioner.
About the Cotton Board: The Cotton Research & Promotion Act established the Cotton Board as a quasi-governmental, non-profit entity to serve as the administrator of the Cotton Research & Promotion Program. Funded by America’s cotton producers and importers through the cotton check-off, the Program’s research and promotion activities are conducted worldwide by Cotton Incorporated, the Cotton Board’s sole-source contracting organization, to increase the demand for and improve the market position of cotton.
The Cotton Research & Promotion Program continues to work in all areas of cotton’s pipeline – from the field to the consumer – to keep cotton the number one fiber choice in the U.S. For more information about the Cotton Board and the innovative activities stemming from the Program, visit www.cottonboard.org.