Precision agriculture specialist Pedro Andrade, left, University of Arizona, and Mike Gore, USDA-ARS, both from Maricopa, Ariz., embark on improving the cotton plant’s ability to manage drought and high temperatures while increasing fiber yield and quality.
Research geneticist Mike Gore utilizes a DNA sequencer to examine cotton genome information.
The modified spray rig mounted with precision agriculture equipment traverses the cotton cultivar plot in Maricopa, Ariz.
Pedro Andrade, left, and Mike Gore bring strong disciplines to the cotton project – precision ag technology and plant breeding, respectively.
About 1,000 cotton cultivars will be tested in the Arizona breeding trial next year.
Western Farm Press