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Organic Cotton Production



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By Martin Guerena and Preston Sullivan

Published 2003

Updated 2003

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Introduction

Cotton sold as "organic" must be grown according to the federal guidelines for organic crop production. Soil fertility practices that meet organic certification standards typically include crop rotation, cover cropping, animal manure additions, and use of naturally occurring rock powders. Weed management is accomplished by a combination of cultivation, flame weeding, and other cultural practices. This publication discusses specific insect management strategies. Seedling disease, soil disease, and foliar disease management are also discussed.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Overview of Organic Production
Weed Management
Insect Management Practices
Biopesticides
Specific Insect Management Strategies
Diseases of Cotton
Defoliation
Marketing Organic Cotton
Economics and Profitability
Summary
References
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