Today’s topic on growing cotton in Kansas. It’s no surprise that the farther North a State is located, the cooler their temperatures tend to be.
So, how can a crop like cotton, that needs a good amount of heat units, thrive in a cooler climate?
To answer that question, I spoke with Dr. R. Louis Baumhardt, Research Soil Scientist, USDA-Agricultural Research Service in Bushland, Texas. He says the answer lies in heat units, management practices and even planting into stubble.