All cotton plants must be rendered non-hostable by the stalk destruction date of the given zone. Destruction shall be performed periodically to prevent the presence of hostable fruiting structures.
Destruction of all cotton plants shall be accomplished by shredding. Destruction shall be performed as necessary to keep cotton non-hostable.
Destruction of all cotton plants shall be accomplished by shredding and plowing or by flood irrigation.
Shredding and plowing: Soil must be tilled to a depth of 6 or more inches and destruction shall be performed as necessary to prevent regrowth and volunteer cotton.
Flood irrigation: Flood irrigated, following shredding of the plants, with sufficient irrigation applied to wet all soil. When flood irrigation is elected:
(i) In advance of the irrigation date, the department shall be notified in writing of intent to flood irrigate (specifying the field's location, FSA Farm Number, FSA Track Number, FSA Field Number, a contact person and a contact phone number).
(ii) A copy of irrigation records shall be presented for inspection during normal working hours, within 5 working days, if so requested in writing by the department.