Quantcast Cotton seed hulls

Sponsors



Author Topic: Cotton seed hulls  (Read 6048 times)

Offline shortii

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 364
  • Karma 14
  • DAF PRETENDER WD13 ET
    • View Profile
Cotton seed hulls
« on: January 29, 2013, 09:21:45 PM »
My family cash crop farms about 5000 acres of corn, wheat and soybeans as well as a growing herd of cattle.  I heard on RFD that Palmer Amaranth seed is being found in bags of cotton seed hulls. If people don't know much about this weed it is very aggressively growing plant that can produce hundreds of thousands of seeds and has formed herbicide resistance very quickly. So if I feed my show cattle cotton seed hulls in their feed, there is a good possibility that the seed could be spread on our fields through the manure. So I was wondering if there is anything else I could add to my feed mix as an alternative to the cotton seed hulls?

Thanks for the input, I appreciate your help.

Offline blackdiamond

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 384
  • Karma -2
    • View Profile
Re: Cotton seed hulls
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2013, 09:25:13 PM »
My family cash crop farms about 5000 acres of corn, wheat and soybeans as well as a growing herd of cattle.  I heard on RFD that Palmer Amaranth seed is being found in bags of cotton seed hulls. If people don't know much about this weed it is very aggressively growing plant that can produce hundreds of thousands of seeds and has formed herbicide resistance very quickly. So if I feed my show cattle cotton seed hulls in their feed, there is a good possibility that the seed could be spread on our fields through the manure. So I was wondering if there is anything else I could add to my feed mix as an alternative to the cotton seed hulls?

Thanks for the input, I appreciate your help.

beet pulp

P.A. is serious, and it's already pretty far north.  last year I was present when it was found in central IL.

Offline flacowman

  • County Champion Poster
  • *****
  • Posts: 673
  • Karma 19
    • View Profile
Re: Cotton seed hulls
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2013, 09:09:52 AM »
We've been fighting it in the southeast for years.  We've finally got a few more herbicides that work on it now at least.  I would suggest beet pulp or really any other high fiber feedstuff would do.  Soyhulls may also be another option depending on availability
The prettiest color that God ever made a cow is fat.
--Grandaddy

Offline rf21970

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 134
  • Karma 3
    • View Profile
Re: Cotton seed hulls
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2013, 09:55:18 AM »
So that is why I see all these cornbelt kids working their show steers in the summer wearing shorts. No pigweed in your pens. Pigweed has been in our lots and feeding areas for as long as I can remember.

Offline firesweepranch

  • County Champion Poster
  • *****
  • Posts: 1684
  • Karma 27
  • FSSR Rainin Fire
    • View Profile
Re: Cotton seed hulls
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2013, 10:43:05 AM »
We have it all over out here also, a real bugger to try to control!
God, family, and Simmental cattle;  that's what makes life worth living!

 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
2 Replies
4273 Views
Last post March 23, 2009, 12:45:17 PM
by clifflem
22 Replies
10530 Views
Last post October 19, 2009, 05:28:29 PM
by Jill
2 Replies
8428 Views
Last post July 12, 2011, 09:51:26 AM
by The Show
1 Replies
2847 Views
Last post June 30, 2015, 02:39:09 PM
by CAB
3 Replies
1639 Views
Last post October 30, 2021, 08:12:40 PM
by CRS

Powered by EzPortal

SteerPlanet Designed Websites

SteerPlanet Designed Websites

Steer Planet Classifieds & Auctions

Breeder Directory