Harvest Stories

Cotton Production

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

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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,

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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

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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,

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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

Bag and Drag Pigweed Escapes

August 27, 2013

Pigweed escapes – even the largest ones – are typically not at the top of a cotton producer’s to-do list

Growers Struggle with Resale of Traditional Cotton Pickers

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

Choosing a Fiber, from the Spinner’s Point of View

December 10, 2012

As one of the top cotton-producing countries in the world, Pakistan has a long and storied track record with the

Turkmenistan’s Cotton Production Reaches 1.1 Million Tons

November 1, 2012

Turkmenistan’s cotton production is currently estimated to reach more than 1.1 million tons, according to various news reports. More than

AMVAC Commissions New Production Unit for FOLEX

July 10, 2012

 American Vanguard Corporation, through its wholly owned subsidiary AMVAC Chemical Corporation (AMVAC) recently commissioned its new FOLEX synthesis unit at

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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.


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.


2015 Mid-South Defoliation Guide Available Online

September 15, 2015

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


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.


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.


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.


First Bale for 2015 Delivered to Texas Gin

August 7, 2015

The first certified bale of U.S. cotton for 2015 was delivered to the Harlingen Gin Company by the Ortega brothers of Mercedes, TX.


Storms Shred Thousands of Cotton Acres in Arkansas

October 9, 2014

To date, Mother Nature has blessed the latter part of the cotton season – including early harvest – with favorable

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Updated Mid-South Defoliation Guide Now Available Online

September 16, 2014

With defoliation and harvest season nearing, the 2014 Mid-South Defoliation Guide has been updated and is ready for grower use.

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Terminate Cotton Irrigation at First Cracked Boll

August 26, 2014

Darrin Dodds, Mississippi State Extension cotton specialist, says that when growers see the first cracked boll in their cotton fields, it’s time to terminate their irrigation program.

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Cotton Harvest Looking Good in Lower Rio Grande Valley

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.