Cotton: A College of Agriculture Report for 1998

Editor: Jeff Silvertooth

Introduction
Dedication
Contributors
Table of Contents

Introduction

The 1998 University of Arizona Cotton Report represents a collection of articles reporting on research progress regarding cotton production systems from The University of Arizona, USDA-ARS, and industry researchers. Results are provided from a multitude of research projects conducted at various locations across the cotton growing areas of Arizona. This information commonly provides the basis from which Extension education programs are modified and/or developed, to maintain timeliness and accuracy, for dissemination in the State and region.

The cotton industry in Arizona and the desert Southwest faces many challenges at the time of this publication. The most significant challenges are commonly viewed as the economic pressures many growers are experiencing in relation to recent low market values for cotton lint and rather high costs of production, relative to Beltwide averages. Therefore, cotton farms in Arizona are simultaneously striving for high yields and high levels of production efficiency. To this end, the appropriate use of technology is very important. Having access to good information is critical for the integration of all crop management tools that are available to a modern cotton farmer.

The challenges are significant and the College of Agriculture from the University of Arizona recognizes its responsibility, as a part of the Land Grant Institution in the State to contribute to the technological and educational needs of the people and important industries, such as the cotton industry. This publication and the efforts of the many scientists associated with it, represent one facet of the University of Arizona's commitment to this cause.
 

Gene Sander
Vice Provost and Dean
College of Agriculture

Dedication

The 1998 University of Arizona Cotton Report is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Roy S. Rauschkolb and Mr. Sam Stedman.

Roy Rauschkolb died on 19 December 1997 after serving The University of Arizona for 24 years. During his tenure with the UA Roy served in many capacities including a state specialist, the Director of Extension, and the Resident Head and Director of the Maricopa, Yuma, and Citrus Agricultural Centers. Roy had a very positive impact on research and extension education programs in Arizona based on his vision and his commitment.

Sam Stedman died on 29 January. Sam served the UA for 32 years as an Extension Agricultural Agent and Director (22 years) of Pinal County Cooperative Extension. Sam always served as a strong advocate for the research and extension needs of Pinal County and the importance of delivering functional programs and practical information to the agricultural community. Sam was pretty darned handy with a shotgun too.

All of us working in cotton research and extension programs in Arizona will miss Roy and Sam. Both Roy and Sam were very dedicated to their work and the people they served. They were both good friends and colleagues. We will truly miss them.

Contributors to the 1998 Report

  • W. Ahmen, Ayub Agricultural Research Institute, Faiselabal, Pakistan
  • L. Antilla, Arizona Cotton Research and Protection Council, Tempe
  • Paul B. Baker, Entomology Department
  • Glen Barney, Marana Agricultural Center
  • A. Bartlett, ARS, Western Cotton Research Laboratory, Phoenix
  • D.M. Bigelow, Plant Pathology Department
  • J.K. Brown, Plant Sciences Department
  • P.W. Brown, Soil, Water and Environmental Science Department
  • R.A. Burke, ARS, Western Cotton Research Laboratory, Phoenix
  • E.W. Carpenter, Safford Agricultural Center
  • S.J. Castle, ARS, Western Cotton Research Laboratory, Phoenix
  • C.C. Chu, ARS, Western Cotton Research Laboratory, Phoenix
  • Lee J. Clark, Safford Agricultural Center
  • A.C. Cohen, ARS, Western Cotton Research Laboratory, Phoenix
  • P.J. Cotty, ARS, SRRC, New Orleans, LA
  • T.J. Dennehy, Extension Arthropod Resistance Management Laboratory
  • Johnathon W. Diehl, Maricopa Agricultural Center
  • D. Dunn, Cochise County Cooperative Extension
  • Peter Ellsworth, Maricopa Agricultural Center
  • A. Galadima, Plant Sciences Department
  • R. Gibson, Pinal County Cooperative Extension
  • D. Gouge, ARS, Western Cotton Research Laboratory, Phoenix
  • J.R. Griffin, Soil, Water, and Evironmental Science Department
  • James R. Hagler, ARS Western Cotton Research Laboratory, Phoenix
  • G.L. Hart, Maricopa Agricultural Center
  • D.L. Hendrix, ARS Western Cotton Research Laboratory, Phoenix
  • T.J. Henneberry, ARS Western Cotton Research Laboratory, Phoenix
  • A. Heydari, Plant Pathology Department
  • D. Howell, Yuma County Cooperative Extension (Agent Emeritus)
  • Greg Hurtado, La Paz County Cooperative Extension (previous employee)
  • Stephen H. Husman, Pinal County Cooperative Extension
  • L. Forlow Jech, ARS Western Cotton Research Laboratory, Phoenix
  • L.E. Jech, Maricopa County Cooperative Extension
  • K. Johnson, Pinal County Cooperative Extension
  • Mike Keavy, Farmer, King Ranch, Parker Valley, AZ
  • David L. Kerns, Yuma Agricultural Center
  • Tim C. Knowles, La Paz County Cooperative Extension
  • G.L. Hart, Maricopa Agricultural Center
  • Xiaohua Li, Extension Arthropod Resistance Management Laboratory
  • E.C. Martin, Maricopa Agricultural Center
  • William (Bill) B. McCloskey - Plant Sciences Department
  • M.A. McClure, Plant Pathology Department
  • F. Metzler, Pinal County Cooperative Extension
  • I.J. Misaghi, Plant Pathology Department
  • Hal Moser, Maricopa Agricultural Center
  • A. Nadeem, Central Cotton Research Institute, Multan, Pakistan
  • Steven E. Naranjo, ARS Western Cotton Research Laboratory, Phoenix
  • E.T. Natwick, ARS, Western Cotton Research Laboratory, Phoenix
  • J.C. Navarro, ARS, Western Cotton Research Laboratory, Phoenix
  • J. M. Nelson, Maricopa Agricultural Center
  • M.R. Nelson, Plant Pathology Department
  • E.R. Norton, Plant Sciences Department
  • Mary W. Olsen, Plant Pathology Department
  • T.V. Orum, Plant Pathology Department
  • S.E. Ozuna, Soil, Water, and Environmental Science Department
  • John C. Palumbo, Yuma Agricultural Center
  • E.J. Pegelow, Maricopa Agricultural Center
  • H.H. Perkins, ARS Cotton Quality Research, Clemson, South Carolina
  • Albert Rovey, Farmer, Parker Valley, AZ
  • Bruce Russell, Soil, Water and Environmental Science Department
  • J.E. Russell, Extension Arthropod Resistance Management Laboratory
  • C.A. Sanchez, Yuma Agricultural Center
  • M. Schmitt, Plant Pathology Department
  • M. Schneider, Greenlee County Cooperative Extension
  • Mike Sheedy, Maricopa Agricultural Center
  • Will Sherman, USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service, Phoenix
  • Jeff C. Silvertooth, Plant Sciences Department
  • A.L. Simmons, Entomology Department
  • J.H. Smith, Soil, Water, and Environmental Science Department
  • Greg Sprawls, Farmer, La Paz County, AZ
  • R. Staten, USDA APHIS, Phoenix
  • S. Stedman, Pinal County Cooperative Extension (previous county director)
  • B.E. Tabashnik, Entomology Department
  • Tony Tellez, Yuma Agricultural Center
  • B. Tickes, Yuma County Cooperative Extension
  • Victor Wakimoto, Farmer, Mohave Valley, AZ
  • Del Wakimoto, Farmer, Mohave Valley, AZ
  • Jack Watson, Maricopa Agricultural Center
  • R. Wegener, Pima County Cooperative Extension
  • M. Whitlow, Arizona Cotton Research Protection Council, Tempe
  • Monika Wigert, Extension Arthropod Resistance Management Laboratory
  • Livy Williams, III, Extension Arthropod Resistance Management Laboratory
  • K. Zaki, Plant Pathology Department

*Unless another organization is indicated, authors are with The University of Arizona, College of Agriculture


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