The real problem with your cotton emergence isn't the seed–it's your equipment.
One of the easiest and most cost-effective swaps on a planter is new seed firmers. Keeton Seed Firmers are a simple planter upgrade. They ride in furrow behind the seed tube to press the seed to the bottom of the furrow. This process ensures good seed-to-soil contact to tuck your valuable seed into moisture with no air gap.