Soil Health: View from the Cotton Gin
This showcase will include views from Mr. Robbie Waters, Scotland Neck, NC, who manages the Edwards Cotton Company, on how focusing on soil health provides benefit to the cotton industry. Mr. Waters is also a cotton producer who is starting to use cover crops. He will be joined by Mr. Zeb Winslow, Scotland Neck, NC, who has been using no-till, cover crops and nutrient management to grow his cotton for the past 8 years. Mr. Winslow has learned that getting his cover crop planted and terminated successfully and in a timely manner are keys to his soil health management. In 2020, he used a split row planter to seed all of his 750 acres of cover crops that will be terminated using a roller crimper in the spring.