Preventing soil erosion and sandblasting, controlling overwintering weeds, and improving irrigation efficiency
Cover crops can provide several benefits to cotton, include preventing soil erosion and sandblasting, controlling overwintering weeds, and improving irrigation efficiency. Several university cotton specialists offer suggestions to help growers take advantage of these cover crop benefits.
Dr. Randy Boman, Oklahoma State University cotton specialist, says many irrigated producers use a terminated small grains cover. After they harvest cotton, they immediately plant wheat or rye to get some cover to help control wind erosion, especially on some of the sandier ground.Source: Delta Farmpress