By Pilar Martin
RURAL BURRTON – At this time of year, when most area farmers have harvested fall crops or planted their wheat, Duane Regier is still farming.
It takes Regier a little bit longer. Since 1990, Regier has planted a cotton crop around Burrton and Patterson. He works and farms for Pardue Farms.
Cotton seeds are planted in mid-May and the crop is not harvested until late October or November. Regier planted around 500 acres of cotton for 2014. This year, the cotton harvest just finished up after Thanksgiving.
“The cotton crop fits in rotation well with wheat or milo,” Regier said. This is dryland farming. The crop does not have to be irrigated and is drought tolerant. Regier might be on to something.
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