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Table 1 Typical checkbook schedule (UGA Extension Recommendation) for cotton irrigation in Georgia (Collins et al. 2014)

From: Applying plant-based irrigation scheduling to assess water use efficiency of cotton following a high-biomass rye cover crop

Growth stage Irrigation per week/cm
Pre-bloom 1.91 to 2.54
1st bloom (week 1) 2.54
2nd week after 1st bloom 3.81
3rd week after 1st bloom 5.08
4th week after 1st bloom 5.08
5th week after 1st bloom 3.81
6th week after 1st bloom 3.81
≥ 7th week after 1st bloom 2.54