COTTON AND ITS REQUIREMENTS FOR CROP PRODUCTION
Cotton is usually sown between mid-April and mid-May. Later sowing leads to a later harvest in late autumn. This means that lower temperatures, higher humidity levels, and rainfall increase the risk of a reduced, poorer quality harvest. During the plant’s development, balanced nutrients, irrigation, and growth regulators are necessary. Protecting the plants from insects is very important, especially for the first formed cotton bolls, which are actually the heaviest and best formed ones, leading to higher yields. 14-17 plants per meter can give high yields. Sowing 17-22 seeds per meter is required to achieve this.