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Bill Robertson
Professor, Cotton Extension Agronomist - Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences (CSES)

Phone: 870-523-7450
Fax: 870-523-7452
Email: brobertson@uaex.edu

Office:
Newport Extension Center
649 Jackson 917
Newport, AR 72112

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Arkansas is a leader in the production of cotton. In the 2016 Arkansas Crop Production Annual Summary released on January 12, 2017 by the USDA-NASS, 375,000 acres of cotton were harvested. All cotton is expected to average 1,075 pounds per acre, and production is forecast at 840,000 bales. National rankings for Arkansas cotton includes 7th in lint yield per acre, 4th for production, and 4th for acres planted. 

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The Cooperative Extension Service, part of the University of Arkansas System's Division of Agriculture, is dedicated to providing up-to-date educational programs consisting of research-based information for profitable cotton production.

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