Thank you for the chance to help with your cotton needs
Located in Edenton, NC. A historic small town in North Eastern North Carolina. It was incorporated in 1722 in honor of Governor Charles Eden who had died that year. Edenton served as the capital of North Carolina from 1722 to 1743, with the governor establishing his residence there and the population increasing during that period.
Cotton is not only the fabric of our lives but it is great for decorations, arts, crafts & gifts. My family has been raising cotton for over 80 years. We have changed growing practices over the years Cotton production has changed greatly with technology. Cotton is planted in our area during the month of April. Our latest change in cotton production is the switch to no-till and minimal till cotton. We produce cotton disturbing the soil year after year. This practice stops soil erosion by the wind and the rain which in turn preventing the leaching and run-off of chemicals and fertilizers. Farmland with no-till practices in place, farmers have actually seen an increase in top soil depth, some reports of a gain of 5 inches. I’m positive that no-till cotton farming will insure the health of our environment and give our children the ability to be productive farmers on productive soil to feed the worlds population into the twenty first century.
We harvest our cotton in Oct.-Nov. After the cotton harvest we mow down the stalks and plant a rye/black oat cover crop with a John Deere 1590 no til drill. In the spring we feed the rye/black oat with Nitrogen. We plant cotton no til directly in the cover. It increases the success of our weed control program in cotton.
Address: 136 Mavaton Rd.
Edenton, NC 27932
Phone: (252) 562-4300
We are open Monday through Saturday:
8:00AM – 10PM EST
1:00PM – 10PM EST