Cotton Soil – Conventional and No Till

Jan 17, 2024 by caitlin in
Meet the Speakers
MattFryer Instructor - Soil Science University of Arkansas 501-671-2176 870-318-6919 [email protected]
Dr. BillRobertson Professor - Cotton Extension Agronomist University of Arkansas System Div. of Agriculture, Newport Extension Ctr. 501-425-0549 [email protected]
About this Session

Cotton Soil – Conventional and No Till

By: Bill Robertson / CFO at Arkansas Barns, LLC, and Matt Fryer, Technical Agronomist, SE US, Koch Agronomic Services

Dr. Bill Robertson, University of Arkansas Cotton Extension Agronomist and Mr. Matt Fryer, University of Arkansas Soils Instructor, examine soils from fields where conventionally planted cotton, cover crops and no till were used. They explore differences in soil aggregation, rooting depth and soil compaction. As soil health improves, the scientists have found both internal and external drainage changes creating a more favorable environment for soil biology to flourish.

Soil Health Institute Virtual Field Days are a production of the Healthy Soils for Sustainable Cotton project of the Soil Health Institute. Healthy Soils for Sustainable Cotton seeks to expand adoption of soil health management systems on producers’ farms through farmer-focused education and training events delivered by Soil Health Institute scientists, partnering soil health technical specialists and farmer mentors producing cotton using soil health promoting practices. The project aims to improve soil health and expand sustainable cotton production. Additionally, the project seeks to quantify, expand, and verify the productivity and environmental benefits of the soil health management practices used by cotton producers. Healthy Soils for Sustainable Cotton is supported through the generosity of the Wrangler® brand, the VF Corporation Foundation, and the Walmart Foundation.

Used with permission from the University of Arkansas System, Soil Health Institute, and Extension