Randy Norton, University of Arizona regional cotton specialist, conducts cotton variety performance trials across Arizona’s cotton-growing region.
Arizona cotton farmers Todd Thelander, left, Tempe Farming Company, Tempe, and David Wuertz, Sundance Farms, Coolidge, check out bolls during the Central Arizona Farmer Field Day.
Arizona cotton lint yields were the highest in the U.S. in 2010 at just over 1,500 pounds per acre.
About 270,000 acres of cotton cover rural Arizona this year including about 260,000 acres of Upland varieties and about 10,000 acres of Pima varieties.
Western Farm Press