Silhan stripped 1 Ω acres of irrigated cotton Monday afternoon west of Morton.
It was ginned Tuesday at Willingham Gin Inc. in Morton.
Silhan’s father, Eric, said the cotton was defoliated about a week earlier.
‘It was fixing to open,’ said the older Silhan, adding that 50 percent of the bolls in that particular field had already opened.
The father-and-son team stripped 1,885 pounds of fiber from the 1 Ω acres.
His son planted Fibermax 2011 seed under a pivot irrigation system on May 10.
Eric Silhan said they applied 8 -9 inches of irrigation water to the land this summer. The area near the New Mexico state border has received 23 inches of rainfall this year.