Harvest Stories

Cotton Production

Protect Your Profits: Revolutionary Harvesters Could Save You Money

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

Cotton Production

Bayer Cotton Belt Challenge Returns

December 5, 2013

The popular Bayer CropScience Cotton Belt Challenge – an achievement program that recognizes U.S. growers who plant at least 50

Cotton Production

Eight States Show Big Jumps in Cotton Harvest

November 4, 2013

In advance of the November 8 USDA Cotton Ginnings report, cotton harvest throughout the U.S. Cotton Belt hummed along during

Cotton Production

Farm Service Agency Resumes 2013 Crop Commodity Loan Disbursements

November 4, 2013

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency (FSA) has resumed processing and disbursement of 2013 crop commodity loans to

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Under International Pressure, Uzbekistan Harvests 3.4 Million Tons

October 30, 2013

It was another good year for cotton growers in Uzbekistan, who are expected to produce 3.35 million tons in the

Cotton Harvest Jumps 13 Percent, Says USDA

October 28, 2013

The 2013 cotton crop is ready to come out of the fields, based on the October 27 edition of the

Cotton Harvest Begins in Earnest

October 21, 2013

The U.S. government – and USDA’s weekly reports – may have been shut down for the past three weeks. But,

Cotton Crop Speeding Toward Harvest

September 30, 2013

It was a good week for moving the 2013 cotton crop toward the finish line, based on numbers included in

Harvest Begins (Barely), As Cotton Conditions Hold Steady

September 16, 2013

As the 2013 cotton crop moves into the home stretch, harvest is now underway in scattered locations throughout four states,

Handle Round Modules With Care

September 6, 2013

On-board module builders have been a boon to cotton producers in terms of time, cost savings and efficiency. And as

‘Focus On Cotton’ Offers On-Demand Crop Production Webinars

September 5, 2013

Growers and crop consultants across the Cotton Belt now have a new and freely accessible resource to “focus on” this

Managing Late Crop Headaches

August 30, 2013

Conditions in the spring were problematic for cotton producers in seemingly every corner of the Cotton Belt. It was unseasonably

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2016 Mid-South Defoliation Guide Now Online

September 9, 2016

The 2016 edition of the Mid-South Cotton Defoliation Guide is complete and now available online.

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Managing Proper Defoliation Timing

September 1, 2016

Proper defoliation planning helps protect yields. But it’s just as important when it comes to maximizing fiber quality.

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Is Cotton Turning Too Soon?

August 31, 2016

Mid-South cotton normally “turns,” or reaches senescence, during the early weeks of the football season. This year, there are reasons why that change is already appearing before the first kickoff.

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Harvesting Bottom Line Advantages

August 11, 2016

Options such as co-ownership and sharing of farm equipment are helping provide financial advantages to growers across the country.

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Proper Timing of Harvest Aids Focus of New Webcast

July 25, 2016

A new webcast explaining proper timing and use of harvest aids has been added to the Focus on Cotton online series from the Plant Management Network and Cotton Incorporated.

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Prolonged Rainfall in Carolinas Causes Seed Sprouting

October 5, 2015

The rainy spell that has soaked North Carolina for more than a week is creating problems for the state’s cotton growers.

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Keep Soil Compaction in Mind at Harvest

September 28, 2015

Since new module-building cotton pickers are adding more weight to fields during harvest, growers should keep in mind the factors that can contribute to soil compaction.

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2015 Mid-South Defoliation Guide Available Online

September 15, 2015

The 2015 Mid-South Cotton Defoliation Guide is now available online.

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Key Considerations for Cotton Defoliation

August 27, 2015

With the 2015 cotton crop quickly winding down, it’s time for growers to be making their defoliation plans.

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Preserving Fiber Quality Should Drive Defoliation Decisions

August 25, 2015

When making defoliation plans, there is more economic incentive for growers to maintain fiber quality when cotton prices are low versus when cotton prices are higher.

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When’s the Best Time to Terminate Cotton Irrigation?

August 18, 2015

As cotton moves closer to maturity, growers need to consider certain factors carefully when deciding to turn the water off for this year’s crop.