John Deere CP690 cotton picker
In the latest in our series on unusual and exotic harvesting equipment, Nick Wigdahl looks at how cotton is harvested and baled in one operation. Cotton requires plenty of rainfall or irrigation (60-120cm/year) and heavy soils, but it is moderately drought and salt resistant and is well suited to semi-arid lands. White is the most common colour of the cotton bolls, but green, red and brown variants are also available. Genetically modified cotton is widely grown to resist the larvae […]