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Webcasts Help Growers and Consultants Make the Most of Yield Monitors

September 10th, 2014

(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) – Yield monitors are the logical first step for growers who want to begin practicing site-specific crop management or “precision agriculture.” But if yield monitors are to be of any real value, the data generated from them must be incorporated into the decision-making, analysis, and overall planning process of the farming operation. 

Cotton growers and their consultants can now take advantage of two free webcasts to help them succeed in capturing and using this valuable data. 

The webcasts, jointly developed by Cotton Incorporated and the Plant Management Network, are titled: 

 Through these two applied presentations, users can collectively learn how to:

  • Operate the Case IH 600 and John Deere 2630 series display systems
  • Set up and use yield data highlighted in the displays
  • Download yield data and mapping
  • Bring the data into farm management software
  • Monitor and use this data as a framework to develop site-specific management programs of fertilizer, water, and other inputs

‘Focus on Cotton’ contains more than 25 webcasts on various aspects of cotton crop management. These talks, freely accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, cover agronomic practices, crop protection, and ag engineering.  Below Focus on Cotton’s webcast section is a new and improved Cotton Extension Search tool, where users can conveniently search for extension resources across all universities serving cotton producers. 

All of these resources are freely available courtesy of Cotton Incorporated at http://www.plantmanagementnetwork.org/foco

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Contact: Phil Bogdan, Plant Management Network, 651-994-3859, pbogdan [at] scisoc [dot] org

or Stacey Gorman, Cotton Board, Director of Communications (870) 226-1445

About Plant Management Network:  All subscription-based information on the Plant Management Network website can be accessed for one low $39 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

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