March 29, 2011
The KBH Corporation is manufacturing, marketing and selling the Cotton Spear, a round module handler developed by Senath, Missouri cotton growers who are long-time KBH customers. The implement is designed to handle the modules made by John Deere’s 7760 Cotton
February 9, 2011
A new cotton harvest equipment investment decision aid is now available on Cotton Incorporated’s Web site. It is designed to allow the user to compare two different investments in cotton harvest machinery using capital budgeting techniques. This Microsoft Excel program
February 2, 2011
The highlight of 2010 was definitely the first-ever harvest of Better Cotton. We are very proud that Better Cotton has been harvested in India, Pakistan and Mali. For the start-up phase in 2010/12, the BCI is focusing on four regions:
December 30, 2010
Weather took a heavy toll on the cotton industry in 2010, with massive flooding in Pakistan, a drought in China and excessive rainfall in India contributing to the worldwide fiber shortage. Unfortunately, one more country needs to be added to
December 30, 2010
With global cotton prices at stratospheric levels, improvement in domestic production is welcome news to any country that has to import the fiber. Although still a net importer, Kenya saved a lot of money in 2010 by increasing its production
September 15, 2010
Unusually heavy monsoon rains could delay this year’s cotton harvest in India, potentially driving prices even higher worldwide. The country is one of the world’s top cotton producers, and with worldwide stocks very low and demand surging, already-elevated prices could
September 7, 2010
Cotton Incorporated recently went live with an information-rich website on cotton harvest systems. The site has information on spindle-type harvesting systems, including the new on-board module building cotton pickers, as well as information on stripper harvesting and seed cotton handling/storage.
July 6, 2010
India, the world’s second-largest cotton grower and exporter, will end curbs on overseas sales in the new crop year amid forecasts for a record harvest, said a government official July 1. “The next season, we won’t have these restrictions,” A.B.
June 3, 2010
Bloomberg Wendy Pugh Cotton exports from Australia, the fifth-largest shipper, accelerated after harvest delays and as a price rally failed to curb overseas demand amid a global supply shortfall, an industry group said. “Normally it wouldn’t be that easy to
March 19, 2010
Historically on Valentine’s day, growers across the Mid-South and Southeast would be thinking about planting corn. But Terry Phillips of Soperton, GA, was thinking about picking cotton. Seriously, he was. “I still have about 200 acres to pick,” he said.
January 21, 2010
Commodity Online Pakistan’s cotton harvest crossed 12 million bales so far this season after sustained arrival of phutti (seed cotton) from fields in Sindh province. According to Pakistan’s agriculture ministry, cotton production up to January 15, 2010, stood at 12.239
December 3, 2009
According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), 83 percent of the U.S. cotton crop was harvested as of November 29, advancing from 72 percent harvested on November 22. Overall, this season’s harvest is 1 percent ahead of the five-year
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