Cotton is a major crop in Georgia, and is well-suited for both irrigated and dryland conditions.
Plantings in late April through mid-May are typical, although shorter-season varieties are sometimes planted following wheat harvest in South Georgia in early to mid-June.
Varieties mature based on heat units, so a delay in planting can result in an even larger delay in fall harvest. Biotech varieties can offer tolerance to multiple herbicides and protection against many lepidopteran pests.
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