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Late Mississippi cotton crop starts catching up

As much of Mississippi’s cotton crop is beginning to grow out of its rocky start due to a wet, cold spring, Darrin Dodds says new technologies on the horizon will offer additional management tools for growers, beginning in 2016.

But some come with stringent use requirements, he said at the annual joint meeting of the Mississippi Boll Weevil Management Corporation and the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation Cotton Policy Committee.

Dodds, who is Mississippi State University Extension/Research professor of plant and soil science, says this year's cotton is about 10 days behind 'normal' development.

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