The growers across the cotton belt are the backbone of the cotton industry in the US. Each month in this part of the Cotton Incorporated website we will showcase an interview with a cotton grower highlighting his or her production practices and any unique programs they are involved with in the raising of cotton.
The interview of each grower will be available for reading on the web site for one month. After that time an interview with another grower will be posted. The interviews of the previous grower(s) will be archived in the web site so they can be re-read at any time.
We hope you enjoy this portion of the CI web site.
Cotton farmers understand that yields reflect all the good and bad things during the season. A math wiz would say that yield integrates the daily interaction between variety and environment over the time period that seed is placed in the ground till harvest. Gill Rogers, of Hartsville, South Carolina, clarifies this by saying that the size of the local church reflects the soil quality in the surrounding community.