Cotton is a seed-hair fiber of the genus Gossypium, which belongs to the hibiscus or mallow family (Malvaceae). Cotton is one of the world’s leading agricultural crops and is plentiful and economically produced, making products created from it relatively inexpensive. Cotton is among the most popular natural fibers today and helps meet the global demand for textile fiber and a wide range of other products. India is the top producer of cotton worldwide. In the US, Texas produces the most cotton.
Boll and Square Set
Square set is categorized as the critical transition period shortly after fertilization as plant processes switch over to boll formation and growth. A successful square set is integral to a healthy cotton crop at harvest. This process can be improved with the addition of Cytokin® plant growth regulator at key timings to assist in the transition from vegetative growth into reproductive processes. Cytokin® contains plant growth hormones responsible for cell division, cell enlargement, and various other plant growth functions.
Cytokin® is a plant- based EPA registered plant growth regulator designed to increase crop production efficiency.
Systemic Pesticide Applications
Plant health can be negatively impacted by pests in the environment in several different ways. Each of these potential pests also require their own unique solution for control. Exit® has been purposefully formulated to be combined with pesticides that depend upon rapid uptake and translocation of the active ingredient. Pesticides such as those with systemic or translaminar activity as well as those with hormonal or plant growth regulator effects are particularly well suited for tank mixing with Exit®. The efficacy and consistency of plant growth regulators and desiccants has been shown to be improved with the addition of Exit® in cotton applications. The unique ability to increase the speed at which translocation occurs is what defines Exit®.
Exit® is an activator-adjuvant comprising a blend of premium-quality esterified seed oil with a proprietary surfactant and humectant system.
Plant exudates known as carboxylates are exuded from a plant root system as a function of cell division occurring. The exudates of most significance are typically found to be deficient in the soil, leading to a tie up of key nutrients such as phosphorus, iron, calcium, manganese, and zinc in the soil. The addition of C.A.L.F.A® aids in this conversion of nutrients to plant available forms during critical growth periods, preventing deficiencies that may impact crop yield and quality.
C.A.L.F.A.® is a proprietary blend of 40% nature-based carboxylic acid solution designed to release soil nutrients into plant available forms during critical plant growth and development stages.