North Carolina Cotton: Weed Management Benefits of Cover Crops – Video

Cotton coming up in rolled cover crop. Photo: Bill Robertson, University of Arkansas

Cotton coming up in rolled cover crop. Photo: Bill Robertson, University of Arkansas

Before procuring your cover crop seed for planting this fall, please watch the video below on the potential weed management benefits of cover crops. In this video, Charlie Cahoon and Camp Hand (PhD student at University of Georgia) focus on weed suppression by cover crops.

This video is one in a series of videos from the Plant Management Network entitled “Focus on Cotton”.



Summary: To combat troublesome herbicide-resistant weeds, Extension weed specialists emphasize integrated weed management (IWM). This requires the use of physical, cultural, and biological weed management strategies in addition to herbicides. Cover crops can be the foundation of a strong IWM program.

This webcast addresses cover crops for cotton weed management, focusing on results from Georgia, North Carolina, and Virginia. Topics include

  • why cover crops make sense in cotton production;
  • key points in maximizing weed suppression;
  • suppression of winter and summer annual weeds;
  • using cover crops to reduce selection pressure for herbicide-resistant weeds;
  • avoiding cotton stand issues; and
  • the value of cover crops in combination with herbicides.

Source URL: https://cotton.ces.ncsu.edu/2020/08/gearing-up-for-cover-crops-consider-weed-management-benefits/