Harvest Stories


Cotton Inc. Makes Harvest Equipment Decisions Easier

February 9, 2011

A new cotton harvest equipment investment decision aid is now available on Cotton Incorporated’s Web site. It is designed to


BCI Reveals 2010 Harvest Results and 2011 Plans

February 2, 2011

The highlight of 2010 was definitely the first-ever harvest of Better Cotton. We are very proud that Better Cotton has


Inclement Weather Strikes Again: Flooding in Australia

December 30, 2010

Weather took a heavy toll on the cotton industry in 2010, with massive flooding in Pakistan, a drought in China


Kenyan Growers Reap Excellent Harvest in 2010

December 30, 2010

With global cotton prices at stratospheric levels, improvement in domestic production is welcome news to any country that has to


India’s Cotton Harvest Could Be Delayed by Unusually Heavy Monsoon

September 15, 2010

Unusually heavy monsoon rains could delay this year’s cotton harvest in India, potentially driving prices even higher worldwide. The country

Website Answers Harvest Questions

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

India to End Cotton Export Curbs on Record Harvest

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

World Looks to Australian Harvest for Cotton Supply

June 3, 2010

Bloomberg Wendy Pugh Cotton exports from Australia, the fifth-largest shipper, accelerated after harvest delays and as a price rally failed

Picking on Valentine’s Day

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

Pakistan Cotton Harvest Remains Strong

January 21, 2010

Commodity Online Pakistan’s cotton harvest crossed 12 million bales so far this season after sustained arrival of phutti (seed cotton)

U.S. Cotton Crop Nears End of Harvest

December 3, 2009

According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), 83 percent of the U.S. cotton crop was harvested as of November

Texas Expected to Harvest 4.9 Million Bales

November 17, 2009

Associated Press West Texas cotton producer Steve Smith continued to harvest Wednesday, happy that the weather on this end of

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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.