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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

2015 Harvest Aid Efficacy Trial – 12 DAT Data

2015 Harvest Aid Trial – 12 DAT Data
October 7, 2015

            Today I gathered 12 DAT data from our 2015 Harvest Aid Trial.  This trial will be highlighted in John Villalba’s, CEA-Swisher, Swisher County Cotton Field Tour tomorrow if you would like a closer or firsthand look.  This year the trial is on Mike Goss’ Farm approximately 6 ½ miles southwest of Tulia. 
                For this trial, we selected 7 cotton harvest aid treatments, including an untreated check, of interest to area producers and ag industry.  The trial is a small plot RBD replicated 4 times.  Plots are 4 40-inch rows wide X 38-feet long.  Data collected today was % open boll, % defoliated, % green leaves still attached, and % stuck leaves.  At the time of treatment on September 25th, this field was only at 20 % open boll and not truly ready for a blanket harvest aid treatment but was one of the most mature in the area.  It was selected for the purpose of an early look at harvest aid performance and to be readily available for the Swisher Cotton Day on October 8th.  The AOV table, generated by ARM, by today's data should be below;

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