December 5, 2013
The popular Bayer CropScience Cotton Belt Challenge – an achievement program that recognizes U.S. growers who plant at least 50 acres of FiberMax and Stoneville cotton seed and produce high-yielding and high-quality cotton – is returning for a second season.
November 4, 2013
In advance of the November 8 USDA Cotton Ginnings report, cotton harvest throughout the U.S. Cotton Belt hummed along during the past week, gaining another 11 percentage points over the previous week, according to the November 3 Crop Progress report.
November 4, 2013
The U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency (FSA) has resumed processing and disbursement of 2013 crop commodity loans to provide interim financing to producers for agricultural commodities stored after harvest and sold throughout the year. Commodity loan-making for crop
October 30, 2013
It was another good year for cotton growers in Uzbekistan, who are expected to produce 3.35 million tons in the 2013 season – as high as the production from 2012. That’s considered a victory for the industry, but Uzbekistan remains
September 30, 2013
It was a good week for moving the 2013 cotton crop toward the finish line, based on numbers included in the USDA Crop Progress Report for September 29. All 15 cotton-producing states showed significant percentage increases in open bolls in
September 16, 2013
As the 2013 cotton crop moves into the home stretch, harvest is now underway in scattered locations throughout four states, most notably Texas and Louisiana. In fact, the nation’s first bale of cotton was reported out of Harlingen, TX, and
September 6, 2013
On-board module builders have been a boon to cotton producers in terms of time, cost savings and efficiency. And as much as the equipment has impacted harvest time in the field, its quick adoption by growers has also led to
September 5, 2013
Growers and crop consultants across the Cotton Belt now have a new and freely accessible resource to “focus on” this year. Focus on Cotton, a crop management resource that features monthly webcasts from noted experts in the cotton industry, is
August 30, 2013
Conditions in the spring were problematic for cotton producers in seemingly every corner of the Cotton Belt. It was unseasonably cool and wet in the Southeast. The Mid-South saw rain for what seemed like every day. And of course, the
August 27, 2013
Pigweed escapes – even the largest ones – are typically not at the top of a cotton producer’s to-do list late in the season. After all, virtually all of the herbicide windows have expired as harvest is right around the
July 15, 2013
As far as roadside scenery goes, old farm equipment isn’t the most pleasant sight. . But in recent years, traditional four- and six-row cotton pickers featuring “For Sale” signs have begun to spring up along roadsides throughout the Cotton Belt. Cotton producers
October 9, 2014
To date, Mother Nature has blessed the latter part of the cotton season – including early harvest – with favorable weather. Occasionally, however, her angry side does appear. Violent storms containing golf ball-sized hail ravaged nearly 10,000 acres of
September 16, 2014
With defoliation and harvest season nearing, the 2014 Mid-South Defoliation Guide has been updated and is ready for grower use.
August 15, 2014
As cotton harvest begins in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas, growers are optimistic that this year’s crop will help erase the disappointments of the last few growing seasons.
July 10, 2014
While most cotton growers are battling plant bugs and resistant weeds and watching for first blooms, Sam and Josh Ruiz of La Feria, TX have delivered 2014’s first official certified bale of cotton.
May 5, 2014
After years of toil and innovation, John Deere is introducing the John Deere CS690 Cotton Stripper, hoping to bring the proven successes of on-board module-building harvesters to much of the Southwest.
April 15, 2014
USDA's Farm Service Agency has announced the 2014-crop loan rate differentials for upland and extra-long staple (ELS) cotton.
April 10, 2014
Bayer CropScience honored 328 FiberMax cotton growers who achieved one-ton yields during 2013 and membership into the FiberMax One Ton Club.
April 7, 2014
Innovative design speeds harvest, reduces labor and downtime, protects yields and increases operator comfort.
February 8, 2014
Bayer CropScience and FiberMax cotton invite growers to enter the FiberMax One Ton Club for 2013 to be recognized for their outstanding achievements in their fields and receive exclusive member benefits. To qualify for the One Ton Club, growers must
January 8, 2014
As 2014 begins, it’s clear that cotton growers will be looking for cost-cutting efficiencies to help them remain productive and profitable, regardless of acreage and/or market prices. Our Cotton Grower editors recently outlined five topics to help growers protect their