How to Manage Pests
Interactive Tools and Models: Cotton Resources
These UC IPM-funded projects feature commercially implementable microcomputer
programs for managing a cotton crop and its pests. They were designed to
be used by growers, crop consultants, and farm advisors in California's
San Joaquin Valley. Use caution in implementing these programs in other
California Cotton Manager
Version 5.0 developed by D. Munier, T. Kerby, J. Young, R. Plant, P. Goodell,
D. Munk, S. Wright, B. Roberts, R. Vargas, and B. Weir.
- Interactive CCM on the Web (Java version
designed and developed by Jeff Armstrong and D. Munier)
- CCM for Microsoft Excel 5.0
- CCM for HP palmtop computers running Lotus 123 is available; take your
palmtop to a UC Cooperative Extension office in a California cotton-growing
Installing and Starting California Cotton Manager (CCM) for Excel
Important Note: This version of ccm.exe (5.0) is not compatible
with the latest versions of Microsoft Excel. Ccm.exe is usable only with
Excel 97 (Windows) or earlier. Check this page for future revisions to
- Determine location for downloading CCM. Start the Excel program
from Windows. Select Tools from the Excel menu bar. Select Options from
the Tools pull-down menu. An Options work sheet will be displayed,
with tabs across the top. Select the General tab. Find "Default
file location." The associated information box will contain a pathname,
such as 'c:\my documents'. Write the name for use in Step 2. Exit Excel.
- Download CCM. From your browser, download ccm.exe to
the directory and folder names you wrote down in Step 1. Exit from the
- Run the program ccm.exe. How this is done will vary, depending
on your system. The program expands/inflates 12 files into the directory.
- Start CCM. Return to Windows and restart Excel. Select Open from
the File pull-down menu. Select the CCM directory. The file CACOTMGR should
be listed. Select this file, click Open, and CCM will start. You
will see a copyright notification and then the CCM main menu. Press the
indicated letter of the desired program and wait a few seconds for the
program to start.
|P = Plant Monitoring
||N = Nematodes
|F = Final Irrigation
||D = Spreadsheet
|A = Pressure Bomb Adjust
||R = Replant
|C = Sprayer Calibration
||H = Heat Units
|E = Export to CottonPRO
||Q = QUIT
Note: The file ccmdoc.rft provides
excellent explanations about how to use CCM and navigate within
Cotton Plant Mapper (CPM) and CottonPro
Developed by R. E. Plant, T. Kerby, and L. G. Bernheim
Available from R. E. Plant's Web site - UC Davis Agronomy and Range Science
Important: Place the downloaded file into its own directory,
then use a decompression program such as PKZIP (Windows), WINZIP (Windows),
or ZipIt (Macintosh)
to expand the files onto your hard disk.
Plant Mapper (CPM) is a convenient DOS program to facilitate
final plant map data collection and summary. Two versions of the
program are available: CPM.EXE and CPMHP.EXE for the
HP95LX palmtop computer. CPM is intended primarily for field-based
data collection using a palmtop computer. The program has been simplified
considerably and many of its functions have been moved to CottonPro.
The zip file includes documentation.
This desktop PC program is for in-season and final plant mapping and
analysis (DOS and Windows 95). The Windows 95 version includes an extensive
graphical display and Help system.
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